Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love

Wow...a New Year and my first post of the year for 
Each month Amy has a theme for which we make a card. How fitting that this month is "love" in preparation for Valentine's day. But, Amy allows us the freedom to interpret the theme anyway we choose. I chose to make my card a wedding or anniversary card.  I hope you have time to visit all the "Krew's" blogs to see the beauties each has made. None of us know what has been created until the morning they post. The creativity is amazing!

For my card, I decided to use the Eclipse Technique. I am in "LOVE" with this technique! Take a look...

The front is stamped in Real Red with the stamps from Bloomin' Love. The letters are cut out with the Large Letter Framelits. My card stock is Real Red and Whisper White. (Measurements are listed below.)

I placed the top white mat and a piece of Red Glimmer paper on top of each other and cut the letters out with my Big Shot. I glued the cut out white letters to the cut out glimmer letters. After layering the first three mats with glue to the card base, I adhered the letters to the letter openings in the top mat with Foam Adhesive Strips.

For the inside...

I used a mat of Whisper White, punched the corners with the retired Corner Trio punch (you can use whatever punch you have), stamped the heart from Bloomin' Love in Rose Red, stamped off twice. I then stamped the sentiment from Floral Phrases in Real Red full strength. I stamped the little heart flowers in the corners using stamps from Bloomin' Love. That is such a great stamp set and can be used for more than Valentine's day!

My upline, Mary, is next on the hop and she has taught me never to mail out a "naked" envelope so I stamped another flower on the front left corner and used the same stamp three times on the back. 

Please click on the "next" button to hop to Mary's blog OR you can just click on her name in the list.

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Julie Johnston
  3. Karen Finkle: you are here!
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Amy Koenders

Real Red Card Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored and folded at 4 1/4")
Whisper White Mat 5 1/4" x 4 (cut two...one for front and one for inside liner)
Real Red Mat 5" x 3 3/4"
Whisper White Mat 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Red Glimmer Paper 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Products Used in this Project:
Big Shot


  1. Oh, those glittery letters are perfect! Great design and perfect red and white color scheme! :)

  2. Beautiful. Love your glitterized (learned that word from Mary!) word. Perfectly decorated inside and out and on the non-"nekkid" envelope.

    1. Thank you, Susan! Yes, Mary has quite the vocab, including nekkid :-)

  3. So pretty, Karen! I, too, love the eclipse technique!! So much bang for the buck!! Great envelope, too! ;)

    1. Thanks, Mary...I'm so glad you taught me about the envelopes.

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    1. Thanks, Julie and I appreciate your leaving a comment!

  5. love the eclipse cards but really loved that you used two sets that are still in the big catalog. I can't always afford to get the newest so this was wonderful to see . thank you a great card

    1. Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment, Deb. Quite often we put the Annual Catalog products on the shelf when the new items come out.


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