Today's card is all about the stuff I love...the joy of creativity, colours, teddy bears, rubber stamping, colouring, even a bit of Distress Oxide ink blending and of course love love love! It's about the whole process of getting lost in my creative grove and finding I am not lost at all! I found myself... what Joy! Before I share some details about how I put this card together I will just mention the challenges I am entering this card into...
#426 Word Week "LOVE"
Anything Goes / Use Your scraps
#C4C420 "Add a Heart"
"Anything But A Birthday"
"Love is in the Air"
"Valentine - Love Use Red on the Card"
Another reason why this image really makes me smile is that it reminds me of a bench at Fairhaven Lake. Kev and I visit this bench a lot. We sit there, we talk, we pray, we pour out our hearts to each other and to our God, at times we sit silently just taking in the awesomer view and tranquil peace, We watch the birds and the sea, and in the summer months if we timed it correctly we would be wowed with an awesome glowing sunset at the end of a lovely day it is our sweet spot and it seems these teddies have a sweet spot of their own!
Ok so onto the card... The card base is a white 5"x7" card blank onto which I have matted with red card then gingham patterned paper. The next detail was a happy accident! I intended to have that lemon flowery scrap of patterned paper on the left hand side of the card but found when I had already adhered it that the card was upside down! I was quite upset with myself but soon came round to liking it on the right side of the card instead! That was all the plan I knew for this card at that time except I knew which stamp I wanted to use (see details below).
I really wanted to use the sentiment I recently bought which says Always & Forever" but it was too big for the front of the card. It's such a special sentiment to us because when we got married we walked down the aisle out of the church together to the song "Always & Forever" by Heatwave. I was so pleased to find the Signature collection die by Sara Davies I used it in the end on the inside of the card! That little heart is the cut out from the centre of the key!
I really really love these teddy bears. its another of my stamps that gives me the warm fuzzies and all the romantic swooning I can cope with in one day!.. Rambling Ted and Rambling Rosie are my all time favourite teddy bear images and favourite Penny Black stamps that's really saying something as Penny Black are one of the best stamp companies out there!
The Rambling Ted and Rambling Rose images are created by Michael Woodward Designs and produced by Penny Black Inc. as rubber stamps. I have a number of these stamps in my collection. The stamp used here is titled "When I'm With You, its item number is 352K my Kev ordered this stamp and some others from the USA around seven years ago, but I think its much older.