Love is Kindness for SB94

Hi everyone, for this weeks Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge I decided to use the Love is Kindness stamp, it’s such a cute stamp.  Here is my card for SB94.
Love is Kindess card by Patrice
I stamped the Love is Kindness image using black Memento Ink and then stamped the background splotches off a couple of times before stamping on my card for a more subtle effect.  I coloured the flowers in using Blendabilities and cut out the oval using the Oval Framelits.  I then clear embossed over the entire image before applying my Crystal Effects to the flowers and newspaper. Clear embossing the image first will stop the coloured image from running.
Love is Kindness flowers by Patrice
I inked up the raised portion of the Stylish Stripes embossing folder using the Memento Ink before using my Big Shot to emboss it.  Amy Koenders reminded me of this fun technique with her gorgeous card in last weeks Stamping and Blogging Sketch Challenge, thanks Amy (smile).
Love is Kindess close up by Patrice
Now I thought I would share with you how I created the black frame around the oval, just in case you realised it is a lot smaller than the next size up oval framelit.  I used the same size Oval Framelit to cut the white oval and also to create the black frame.  I cut 2 black ovals and then cut them in half, see photo below.Cut Oval for framing
I then adhered them behind the white oval to create a smaller matting, how easy is that.  You will end up with a small square in the center.  I place the white oval on top of the cut frame, this will allow you to make sure it is even from the front, don’t worry about what the back looks like.  Here is the photo of the back, see mine is not perfect, it does not matter, nobody will know once it has been stuck down lol.
Back view of cut oval
Here is a photo of this weeks sketch that I designed my card from.
SB 94
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with this week, let’s take a look, you can do this by clicking on the links below to visit their websites.

Sandi MacIver – USA

Amy Koenders – USA

Michelle Last – UK

Lee Conrey – USA

Claire Daly – Australia

Caroline van der Straatan – Netherlands

Marine Wiplier – France

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (that’s me)
If you would your own free copy of either to Sale-A-Bration or Occasions catalogue I would be more than happy to pop one or both in the post for you, contact Patrice

Love is Kindness card was made using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you would like to order any of the products I have used on this card, attend classes or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more information about the product by clicking on the image below that interests you.

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Comments: 6

  1. Sandi MacIver March 5, 2015 at 4:13 am Reply

    great tip on the layers Patrice and your colored image is stunning, I love that you covered it to make it shiny, that really makes it pop off the page

  2. Michelle Last March 5, 2015 at 4:55 am Reply

    What a cool trick, love that idea, wished I had known that earlier as I was struggling with the oval and needed something to mount it but did not have the solution so I made something else instead!

  3. Marine March 5, 2015 at 5:11 am Reply

    A-MA-ZING !

  4. Amy Koenders March 5, 2015 at 6:51 am Reply

    Wow Patrice! Your image is just beautiful! I love the layered oval too, thanks for the tip! Cool technique with the embossing and Crystal Effect too!

  5. Shelagh Freemantle March 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm Reply

    The flowers look just like a beautiful button to wear…hey there’s an idea!!! Fabulous job. Hugs from Shelagh.

  6. Lee March 5, 2015 at 4:03 pm Reply

    Just gorgeous. Love all the detail to create this perfection. Wow

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