International Blog Highlight | Love

StampinByHannah International Blog Highlight | Love

Before I get started with tonight’s blog post, I just want to take a moment to celebrate. As I logged into my blog to write this post I happened to note the number of posts I have written – 999 – which makes THIS blog post, post number 1000! So, as you read this blog post, I just want to say Thanks! Thanks for stopping by, Thanks for supporting my business… do check out the rest of my blog (maybe not all of it! that may take a while) and a comment or two on your travels.

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This month’s Blog Highlight theme is; Love.

Now, November is not a very Love-y month in my household. It’s halfway between our wedding anniversary and our dating anniversary, although it is the month my parents got married. Still, things are busy busy around here at the moment with issues around the sale of our home, James’ finishing his degree and me being away for 2 weeks this month.

However, I recently listened to a Podcast about developing gratitude (I’m on a bit of a self-help kick at the moment in a bid to ward off my worsening anxiety) which suggested writing love notes to your spouse. This is something we have NEVER done, but I think the idea is lovely…. so, this card is heading for my wonderful Husband James.

Love you card using Touches of Texture from Stampin' Up!

I know he will say its girly, but that is fine…. I had LOADS of fun making it, and it’s what I write inside that is most important anyway!

So… this card, there are 2 stamp sets at work here; Touches of Texture and Labeler Alphabet. Touches of Texture is one of those stamp sets that I LOVE, but find REALLY hard to use! I actually made this card twice, the first time I layered loads of the texture stamps together, it looked like a dogs dinner and I turned the card stock over and started again! (Never forget, there are two sides to a piece of card stock!)

Pretty Love card using Touches of Texture from Stampin' Up!

The side of the card is stamped in Pear Pizzazz. I think this is my favourite stamp in this set, its looks like a sample of a piece of vintage lace; very pretty. I made some wedding table settings with it a few months ago that were stamped in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla it looked very classic.

It just looked a little plain with just the stamping, so I added a piece of Gold Washi Tape from the Year of Cheer Washi Pack.

The flowers are stamped in Archival Basic Black, and coloured in using Watercolour Pencil and Blender pen. I haven’t used my Watercolour Pencils for AGES,  and with the launch of Stampin’ Blends at the start of the month I realised that they had been sat on my shelf unloved. The flowers were the die cut using the largest oval Stitched Shapes framelit, and some Gold Heat Embossed splatter added thanks to the Touches of Texture stamp set again!

Inside of Love card for Kylies Blog Highlight using Touches of Texture from Stampin' Up!

I even managed to stamp the inside of this card with the Touches of Texture stamp set, picking up on the colours from the flowers on the front.

I hope that you have enjoyed my project this evening. Do check out Kylie’s Blog for the other wondering Love themed projects and don’t forget to vote for your favourite too!

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