Welcome to the NinaB Designs first team blog hop of 2013! We hope you have had a relaxing holiday break and ready to join us for another year of inspirations and prizes!
For this month's hop, Nina challenged the team to create a project with the LOVE theme, which can be interpreted in many ways: Valentine, Anniversary and Friendship. I decided to go with a Valentine's theme, considering it's the next big card giving holiday! I made two cards, a masculine and a feminine card.
For my feminine card I used some of the cute heart and button stamps from the Sew Lovely Stamp set from The Craft's Meow. I created the background paper by repeat stamping the motifs using Memento Lady Bug and Rose Bud ink. I love a red and pink color combo!
The sentiment stamp is from Nina's retired Sweet Silhouettes Layers of Color stamp set, I couldn't help using it, it was just the right size and I love that font!
The buttons from the Sew Lovely Stamp set from The Craft's Meow made such a great patterned paper I can't wait to try out the other stamps in different colors!
Masculine cards can be tricky so I usually keep them pretty simple but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. Here I created a negative die cut pattern using the heart die from Nina's Spellbinders Home Sweet Home die set.
I used another sentiment from the same retired Sweet Silhouettes Layers of Color stamp set, masking one of the words 'young'. I embossed it in white. I added some foam pads behind the die cut layer for some dimension. Instead of lace I added some natural twine.
Here are the products I used for my cards today (not including the retired Layers of Color set).
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers' blogs:
Nina Brackett * Beate Johns * Beatriz Jennings * Clare Buswell * Heather Jensen * Jennie Harper * Julie Overby * Lea Lawson * Linda Lucas *Viola Mahr
Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on January 22 on Nina's Blog, where you will also find all the relevant info regarding the giveaways. Thanks for joining us today!