Isn't this heart charm pretty? It was originally a label pin and is made by 1928 jewelery. Before I go into the card, I thought I would share a story with you. In the early 90's, I bought a long wool coat and it was in the color Eggplant. The style then was to wear label pins on your coat and the coat was from The Limited. Anyhoo, I lived in Southern California and you really don't need a "heavy" wool coat. One January day, I was waiting for my flight at LAX (our group was going to Long Island for a meeting) and I felt really stupid because it was like in the 70's and here I was carting a heavy coat around. Also, the guys were making fun of me! The next day at the meeting, it started snowing! And I was the only one prepared – the others in the group really had a hard time staying warm (we were there for 4 days). Boy, did I rub it in!
Anyway, using this pin as a heart charm and using the color Elegant Eggplant card stock brought back that memory. I'd love to hear any memories that come to you while making a card.
The stamp set is Soft Summer and I masked the top half off so that it would only have one blossom. The elegant eggplant card stock was first run through using the dotted Swiss texturz plate. I then put it through again using the top note die. You really can't see the pattern but it's there believe me! I colored in the image using a blender pen and Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink. I tried coloring it using the marker the 1st time, but it was too dark. I used the instructions for how to make a "stay put bow" from All Inked Up. Check it out!
- Stamp Set: Soft Summer
- Paper: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
- Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Elegant Eggplant
- Accessories: Blender Pens, Stampin' Write Markers (Old Olive, Certainly Celery, So Saffron) Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Cord, Small Corner Rounder, Swiss Dot Texturz Plate, Top Note Die, Big Shot
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