Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The LOVEly Blast From the Past Blog Hop!

Welcome to all the Delightful Blog Hoppers!
I'm sure you are having a LOVEly time viewing all the inspiring projects using Taylored Expression stamps! You may even be on your second cup of coffee!! And if you just left Jennifer's Blog then you are hopping right along!! I knew with the theme of "LOVE" I would be using this adorable stamp from the Wings of Joy set. Here is a wonderful sketch available for us from Sankari Wigman to get the creative ideas jump started:

Here is my card! Lots of color and LOTS of layers!!

Ahhh! Two Lovebirds!

The image is first stamped with Memento, Rich Cocoa and then colored with Copic Markers. I then used the Liquid Pearls (Petal Pink) to accent around the birdcage at the top and bottom. I replaced the holly with a heart which I cut out of the designer paper, added Stickles (Icicles) put Glossy Accents over it and then after it dried, attached to the top of the cage. The Scallop Circle is a punch from Marvy Uchida that I used a Copic marker to color the edges, then added the Liquid Pearls (Flamingo) to embellish.

Here are the list of ingredients not mentioned above:
Designer Paper: Kaiser Craft - Candy Lane Collection (Mango Drops, Strawberry Sundae, Sherbert);
Card Stock: Bazzill, Neenah (bright white)
Embellishments: Ribbon, Key Ingredients Kit, TE
Tools: Spellbinders, Nestabilities Standard Circles, large; Cuttlebug; EK Success, Diamond Scallop Border punch
Finished card is 4.25 x 5.5

Thanks for looking and now you should be heading over to the very talented Donna Baker - enjoy the rest of this delightful hop! Thank you for leaving a LOVEly comment!



  1. Super cute, Natalie! I love how you turned this Christmas image into something perfect for Valentine's Day with just the addition of a heart at the top! Fun!

  2. This is very cute! I love the birdcage & lovebirds!! Great job! ♥♥♥

  3. Love the sweet lovebirds! Just darling, Natalie!

  4. Awesome thinking with this image - perfect for the love theme even though it's in a Christmas set!

  5. Absolutely darling. I adore that image and love how versatile it is! XOXO

  6. How cool to use the Christmas set for a Valentine...sooo clever!!! It's really pretty with those beautiful papers and the sparkly hearts!!!

  7. What a pretty card. Love that birdcage image. Great doodling job with the liquid pearl. I can never do it this nicely. :o)

  8. Your little lovebirds are so cute! Love all your great details like your glitter heart and all the fun layers!

    Chris L.

  9. Natalie, I adore everything about this card, but really like all of those little faux pearls, the ribbon and the heart glitter. Hugs!

  10. Oh!! you're so smart to use Wings of Joy for the love theme!!! Gorgeous!!

  11. Fun little accents and elements.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  12. Sweet card! I love the love birds :)