I recently discovered a new challenge blog called Just add ink - their design team is made up of some lovely Stampin'Up demonstrators who share their fabulous talent each week. Even though I'm not demonstrating for Stampin'Up anymore, I still love seeing their products and of course using them in my own projects. So I thought these challenges would be fun to join in with. This week the challenge is: Just add hearts!
And here's what I've come up with:
I've used the Candy Lane DP with Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette cardstock. I've stamped onto the Regal Rose cardstock with a small stamp that resembles a 'lace doily'. I've used a border punch on the strip of red pattern paper - I think it's called polka-dot - it's by Martha Stewart!
Then I've added some lace, three pearl hearts and the sentiment is from the Always stamp set by Stampin'Up.
For the ruffled heart embellishment: I punched out five hearts from an old childrens book. I layered them on top of each other and placed a brad in the centre. Then starting from the first layer, I've squished the papers up and ruffled them together. I then added the button to the centre with a foam pop-up. It's really fun and you can also make flowers this way too. For a detailed tutorial, check out Dawn McVey's blog where she shows her version of these ruffled flowers. They are really cute!!
Here's a closer look at the ruffled button heart I made:Product used:
Stamps: Always, Clear stamp (Basic Grey)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, DP Candy Lane, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Others: Lace, Punch (Martha Stewart), Cutter kit, pearl hearts, vintage book print, button, twine, foam pop-ups