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Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a new challenge starting. The topping I have chosen this time around is hearts, which is perfect for this time of year. When I have a large stamp to color it tends to overwhelm me a bit, especially if I am pushed for time. So I decided to get out my heart stencil and just capture part of the stamp. I love doing this technique and am doing it quite often now. I have been making different stencils out of acetate to have on hand for future cards. It is much better than post it notes. Waste not, want not as my mom would say.

I would also like to welcome our new Surprise Party Guest to STB for the next two months. I know it is someone you will recognize as she is very busy in blog-land and a wonderful card designer. Welcome, Carol Mayne! I am so happy to have you with us!

Card Details: Stamp is from Simon Says Stamps, the blocked sentiments are from Net and Tangled. I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color my daisies. And a white gel pen to make my white dots in the center of the flowers. This card didn’t photograph well and looks better IRL!

Before I go I would also like to link my card up over at Addicted to Stamps and More where the word is Birthdays.

Hope to see you in the gallery at STB!

Take care and stay well, Nanc’

14 thoughts on “Hearts

  1. Nancy, these are two really beautiful colors together (*wink) and I love how you stamped it in a heart shape ~ very clever!

  2. Wow, your colouring!!!!! Gorgeous. And I’m also thinking spotlighting a BIG stamp by masking it to a smaller shape is genius, too. So glad you added it to Addicted to Stamps and More, as well!

  3. Your heart is so pretty. I love how you used the stencil and stamped the image over it. Great technique and great card.

  4. Love your pretty heart. Great idea to stamped the large image over a stencil and the colors are so pretty.

  5. It’s a beautiful card, and I love how you’ve used your stencil! Making a note of that technique!

  6. OHMYSTARS! Your floral heart is absolutely gorgeous; combining stamps and stencils is a brilliant idea. And the results you’ve achieved here are WOW. Adding this to my ‘must try’ list, as this is something I’ve not done very often.
    Thank you for the warm welcome; thrilled to be joining you ad the team for the next two months…

  7. Love the stamped heart — this is really pretty

  8. What a great idea to stamp into the heart and your flowers are beautifully coloured, gorgeous design, Cathy x

  9. I just love how you did this card. I too am often overwhelmed by a coloring job. This is a perfect way to conquer and divide! I absolutely love this design and I am inspired!

  10. WOW ! Absolutely gorgeous, Nancy ! I also make my own stencil but I usually used them with other stencils. I definitely have to try with stamps. Such a beautiful result with your delicate colouring. Love your CAS design too ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  11. This is such a beautiful card and a fabulous technique, Nancy. I particularly love the colours you chose and overall clean design. So classy!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  12. Good idea to use a part of the stamp/stencil – I tend to not use some of my bigger stamps for the same reason. And using acetate for the stencils too. I’m loving your card – heart florals look awesome!

  13. I love it when you do this technique! I must remember to try it out myself. This is really gorgeous Nancy – your colouring is amazing. I love the colour combo too – pink and green together are so fresh and fun. Sending hugs.

  14. I’m so honored to be able to adore this in person :)! Thank you so much, Nancy! It’s so pretty and fresh in the CAS style!

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