5/2 Circles of Love
There's a whole lot of circles going on in this card! I checked in to see what the Limited Supply Challenge was at SCS and our only limitation was to use circles in some way on my card . . . well, I certainly did!
I selected the stamp set called So Much because it has a couple of marvelous circles that I was able to incorporate into this card. Every bit of stamping was done with my Silver Encore pad and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I made that wonderful shimmery background that you see in pink by brayering Pixie Pink over our Brushed Silver card stock. I learned how to do that at Regionals in Milwaukee. I just love how it shimmers IRL. The edges of most of the circles where sponged with Basic Gray to give them a little more depth.
I'll bet you are wondering how I would come to use the retired stamp set called Memory of the Heart as my focal point . . . good question. I have an "Inspiration Book" that I keep in my stamp room and in it are pictures that I've cut from magazines. It's everything that makes me happy so whenever I look at it, I'm always inspired to create. I get my magazines from the thrift store for a quarter a piece and I pick up Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Better Homes and Garden's and Country Living most often. Well, as I paged through my Inspiration book, a woman's powder compact from 1905 caught by eye because it was A) Round and B) Pink, Black and Silver with a touch of Blue. That caught my eye. The center of the compact had an image that reminded me of the flower basket in Memory of the Heart and that's how it goes when you are a stamper . . . one thing just leads to another. It's in the May 2008 issue of Country Living on page 54 if you have an issue sitting around and want to check it out.
My Supplies for this card:
Stamps: Current - So Much Retired - Memory of the Heart with the sentiment from Smorgasborders.
Paper: Basic Gray, Ballet Blue, Brushed Silver, Pixie Pink
Ink: Pixie Pink, Basic Gray, Silver Encore
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Sponge, Coluzzle, CM Circle Cutter, 1" Circle Punch, Styled Silver Hardware, Foam Tape, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Brayer