Tuesday, April 14, 2009

You Are Loved

I was so excited when I saw the sentiment stamp, "You are Loved" on the Rubber Stamp Tapestry web site, I squealed. That is what our pastor tells us every Sunday before we leave church and it is painted in big letters above the doorway we exit as a final reminder. God loves us. What a wonderful thing!
  I wanted to play with my stamps and get comfortable with the peg style, so created a simple card before doing anything fancy. I would like a more rough edge on the side, if anyone knows how to achieve that, please let me know! 
  Almost forgot to mention a few things . .  the heart shape is a template they sell at Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Just lay it down on your cardstock, take a complementary color of chalk, in this case I used a light SU pink pastel, and dab around the inside edges of the template. When you lift it up, it helps guide you as you stamp.  I placed the heart a bit above card center, because when you put it direct in the center on a clean card, it looks like its too low. And I tried stamping it several times with just avocado, but a few touches of New Leaf really helped bring the image to life. 
  Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry Cherry Blossoms set and 'you are loved' sentiment block
Cardstock: SU confetti white
Ink: Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Hibiscus, Stampin Up Pomegranate, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Accessories: ribbon (Mike's), stickles, distressing tool, RST heart template, SU pastel chalks, cotton ball

17 comments:

Mary said...

This is sooo pretty! I love the stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry...very nice card.

Diane said...

Wow! A very gorgeous card. The colors are beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you chose.

Melissa said...

What a pretty heart wreath!

Chef Mama said...

Gorgeous! I love RST stamps. You did a GREAT job! You know, sweetie, if this is your "simple" card I can't even begin to fathom how incredible a "fancier" one might be!

Hmmm, rougher edges. Did you try letting the puppy chew on it? JK. I think just using the distresser over & over should do it.

Off to the RST site to see these templates of which you write!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

You are loved, sounds so simple doesn't it...yet so hard for some to believe they are worthy of love. It's needs to be said to everyone, often!
Be Blessed!
Maria

Leah said...

I love this card! and that sentiment, so pretty:)

thinker said...

beautiful, my friend... simply beautiful! and remember, df, that you are so very loved!!!!

cadnileb said...

So pretty! Love the colors!

~*Leona*~ said...

what a beatiful card - I have now checked out their site and am very interested in their stamps - I am a little confused as to how it works but that could be the lack of sleep - plus I do not see the cherry blossom set :( I will touch base with you on how those sets work :)

whoistracy said...

This is beautiful! Your coloring is wonderful- really creates a lot of depth on this card.

Mara... said...

Gorgeous! That heart is sooo pretty!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Very pretty and thanks for the tip on the heart template! This is beautiful!

Traci M said...

The look achieved here is one of my favorites! What a beautiful card my friend, and thanks for sharing the story of your church...every door should have that as you exit and enter!! I am going to look into this stamp too!

Katy said...

Very beautiful! I love the coloring.

kat9 said...

I love this heart of flowers. I have something like it but haven't used it for awhile. I may have to dig it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anya said...

This is beautiful! Great job!