Okay, so I know the Alexander Pope quote is HOPE springs eternal, but I decided to take a little creative license with it for this cute spring picture of two couples in love.
Carta Bella posted a sketch on their blog that my friend Susan made for the Baby Mine Boy paper line. So I decided to give it a try with the girl line. If you haven't checked out their blog, you must!
For these embellishments I layered stickers from the sticker sheet to make the Mickey and Minnie tags. The letter stickers are Tim Holtz Ideaology Label Letters. I felt this page needed a few little touches of black.
I was given a Prima Wooden ATC card to use with this paper. I thought that True Love was perfect for this picture. These come as plain pieces of wood with some etching on them. I wanted to do something with it, so I colored the hearts.
I picked a few colors from my Ranger Distress Paints and using my water pen, I painted the color on in the different sections. The watered down paint was somewhat translucent and allowed the wood to still show through.
The sketch called for two borders. It shows scalloped, but doesn't have to be. I felt scalloped fit though and there was a scalloped pink border on the sticker sheet. Cool! But only one. Bummer! What to do?
First I cut the border sticker in half. I used the scalloped part on the top of the layout and then took the 1/2" straight strip and using a Lifestyle Crafts scallop border die, I put the sticker strip along the scalloped edge and cut it.
Dies work much better for cutting or altering scissors than scissors or punches which seem to gum up.
Last but not least I got out my Label Stickers again and cut some letters for a title and I was finished!