Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Love in Any Language

One of the challenges in this year's "Hope You Can Cling To" card drive by Splitcoast Stampers, is "Lend a Hand." Trace your hand & creatively color a card; use your fingers to paint; use an image with a hand prominently displayed. I chose the third option. I immediately thought of the "Love Languages" stamp set by Simon Says Stamp, with its coordinating dies.

I used Operation Write Home's Sketch #247 for my card design:

To begin, I stamped the hand making the sign for "I love you" on cream cardstock, using Stampabilities' Bright Pink dye ink. I then cut it out with the coordinating die. I die cut an oval with one of the "Lacey Ovals" dies by Spellbinders from dark green cardstock, and glued the hand to that. I also stamped one of the hearts from "Love Languages" in Bright Pink on cream, and cut it with its coordinating die.

For the greeting, I stamped one from the set in Versamark on a cream strip, then heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

I chose 2 patterned papers for my card. The green chevron is from the My Mind's Eye "Chevron" 6x6" pad, and the arrow paper is from Recollections' "Paddywack" 6x6" pad. I cut them to the sizes in the sketch. I adhered the arrows paper to the chevron, adding a 1/4" border strip from dark green cardstock to the left side of the arrows panel. I matted the whole panel with more dark green. I adhered the greeting strip in place, and glued down the oval above it. Finally, I glued the heart to the oval. All that was left was to mount the finished card front to a white A2 card base. I will be sending this to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, as part of the "Hope You Can Cling To" campaign. Hopefully, it will help a cancer patient's loved one tell them, "I love you!"

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge.


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