Sunday, February 8, 2009

FS105 K Dunbrook

This week's featured stamper is Karen(K Dunbrook) and I can honestly say that I have never been to Karen's gallery, but I LOVE her style!! All her work is fabulous, so it was hard to pick just one. I settled on this card here. When SU had the Love You Much bundle on sale, I of course, was unable to resist, and I bought it. Ya, what was I thinking??? I don't know if you have ever noticed, but there is a DISTINCT LACK of Very Vanilla on my appears occasionally, on other peoples cards they send me, for a color challenge, sometimes out of necessity, but RARELY out of choice...why is that you ask, well...I really hate it. There you have it, I said it. Well, anyway, I HAD to use the stuff, cause I bought it, so I FORCED myself to use it on my card today....grrrr. I have been fighting this stinking thing since 11am....and I finally am sorta satisfied. I stamped the birds on Very Vanilla with Basic Black ink, and then paper pieced them with some Candy Lane DSP. I used the Heart to Heart punch for the heart between the birds. I had to use my Cuttlebug and Circle Nesties to cut and emboss the image. I added a shadow with my Copic Cool Grey No.3 marker. The button is from SU, and since Jody says I can't leave the holes empty, I put a piece of vanilla taffeta through the holes. For the base, I used Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, and some more Candy Lane DSP. The DSP was run through my Cuttlebug with the Textile folder. I then added another piece of Candy Lane DSP that was run through my dusty crusty crimper....seriously, how long has THAT been collecting dust. For the corners, I used the ticket corner punch and I added the sentiment that I punched out with my word window punch. The DSP under the image was cut out with my Label One dies and my Cuttlebug. I then cut off one side, used the spiral edge punch, and added some Riding Hood Red taffeta. Hopefully, you like it!! Thanks for stopping by!!