As you can tell, I love violets. One of the things that I look forward to with approaching cooler weather is that I can plant violets. While others are busy planting pansies and mums, I'm busy planting violets in pots and in the yard. I love to look out the windows and see them. Here in east Tennessee, they survive through the winter, although, they sometimes get a little scraggly, and flourish again in the spring. So they are a three season flower--very economical-from a practical standpoint. But it's really about beauty and feeding the soul. Anyway, of course when I saw the Karen Lockhart Violet Cupcake stamp, I had to have it. I mean really-- violets and a cupcake! Although, I've had the stamp for several months, I haven't posted a card with it.
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The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I shaded around the image while it was still in a square Nestabilities die. The image was mounted on Lavender Moon and Plum Pudding. Inspired by Nichole Headry here, the floral dp was created by stamping the small daisy image from Vintage Picnic in Lavender Moon ink on white cardstock. The floral paper and Bitty Dot Basics in Lavender Moon was stitched to Plum Pudding cardstock. The sentiment from Mixed Messages also was stamped in Lavender Moon and cut out with Spellbinders Tag Trio die and attached with a small safety pin to Plum Pudding twill ribbon. ( A method I got from Debbie Olsen). Did you get you Papertrey News today? There are some great design tips and a nice highlight on babies, Beth Wilson, in today's Papertrey News.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping.
Stamps: Violet Cupcake (Karen Lockhart), Vintage Picnic, Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Lavender Moon (PTI)
Paper: Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)