Thursday, February 14, 2019

IB59 Love in a Teacup

Hey, peeps!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I am so behind, I didn't send out ANY Valentines this year!  SO sad, I know, but I promise I'll be better next year!  Laurel's Inspired By prompt today features a non-frilly sort of love scene!  First my card:

And here's her prompt:

How's that for fun?  Unfortunately, I haven't jumped on the cactus bandwagon...I know they're popular, they're just a bit too "prickly" for me!  I do have a little succulent my brother gave me for a housewarming gift, and I haven't destroyed it yet!  And I did have one little cactus stamp that came in a Paper Pumpkin kit a couple years ago!  So here is my cactus in a teacup!  I stamped the cup in Gray Granite, used a Linen background stamp in Sahara Sand to give it a little dimension, then the cactus in Memento Black and Mellow Moss:

I did some shading with a Light Crumb Cake blend, and added the "love" cut from a strip of DSP from My Mind's Eye.  My layout is a sketch from Crazy for CAS:

The background paper is from the same DSP; I added a stitched circle frame and some faceted gems for accents.  And here's a funny story; I decided to add some stitching lines at the top and bottom of my DSP panel after I had adhered the faceted you know what happens to faceted gems when you run them through the Big Shot?  Yeah, they're not so faceted anymore, LOL!  I guess it will be easier to mail to my friend that way!

So I hope you'll find some warm inspiration from our challenge photo and play along with us at Inspired By!  Be sure to check out what the DT created as well!

A little side-by-side dot-to-dot activity on a snowy day!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin (ret), Linen Background (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Gingham Farm (My Mind's Eye)
 Ink Sahara Sand, GrayGranite, Memento Black, Mellow Moss (ret)
Accessories Faceted Gems, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitching Lines Dies (Essentials by Ellen), Blends


Joan V said...

Oh, I love this card. Thanks for sharing.

Kampin' Karen said...

I must be your twin sister...I made so many valentine cards and only sent a few out. I still have left overs from last year! In any event, I like how you made your card today. AND, what's not to love about dot-to-dot!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, you are SO clever to add that linen-texture to your tea cup! It truly brought those sweet little sacks in our photo to your card! So succulent-ly sweet!

Lisa Elton said...

I like this so much! That sweet little textured cup is darling. I failed on the Valentine mailing too ;)

Linda Callahan said...

I love how you added texture to the cup! Sweet card!

ElizStewart said...

LeAnne... absolutely love your card! Wow for having only one cactus in your stash! Just got back from a small trip... hoping to get a couple cards in tonight. Elizabeth