No More Lonely Hearts

Hello Everyone
This is an Oxford Impressions’ DT post where once again I have made use of stamps from the new stamp plate,  With Love.  If this stamp plate has caught your eye and you are a U.K. stamper then you might be interested to know that this plate is available from That’s Crafty.   Not only that, new in are several other Oxford Impressions plates and you can also purchase the gorgeous Soul of the Rose from That’s Crafty.
For this card I used a few  Oxford Impressions stamp plates. Below I’ve listed the plates and the stamps I’ve used from each plate.
Stamps Used on 8″x8″ scallop cardbase
With Love – heart, scroll and love
A Scandalous Beauty – This Is A Story About Love
French Script – damask, lace and script
Paris Poste – amour

This card has love as the theme but it could easily be an Anniversary card.  The hearts go beyond being only useful for Valentine’s Day. DIGITAL CAMERAIt was fun getting messy with paints for this card. I used a mix of chalky emulsion and acrylics on the cardbase and also on the Crafty Individuals Shabby tag.
 The three hearts, on the tag, were stamped onto vintage book text which had been prepared with a wash of Gesso. DIGITAL CAMERAAs I always like to add my little bits of this ‘n’, that I painted a little tag, stamped with a few stamps before only  inking up   love  from the with love sentiment.
At the opposite end of the tag more lace and a scrap of ribbon.DIGITAL CAMERAThis sentiment from A Scandalous Beauty fitted the theme so perfectly. DIGITAL CAMERAAs you can see from the photograph above and the one below, the paints were built up in layers which I also did with the stamping. For some of the stamps, in particular Amour  and the heart, I stamped some of the ink off onto scrap paper before stamping onto the cardbase to enhance the distressed appearance.
We all know it takes a lot more time to work on a background where layers are involved but there is no denying, it is a bundle of fun! DIGITAL CAMERA

I will be sharing, over the next few weeks, some more cards using the With Love set. This set was made with personal greetings cards in mind and at some point I will be sharing some quick notecards I have made but it shows the versatility of this set when it can be used alongside other stamps for all manner of cards.
Thank you for visiting the first post of this brand new week.  Here’s to a creative week ahead for all of us.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dorthe
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 15:16:31

    Dear Lynne,
    the reciever of this card will fall so in love with it.
    Your background is so beautiful, with the many layers,and stamps, and your 3 hearts looking wonderful on the tag in the mittle .I love the bits of lace and ribbon,with the little tag.
    Thank you dear friend for your sweet wishes- I hope the same for you 🙂
    Hug and smile,


  2. Linda Adams
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 15:23:15

    Beautiful details as always. I love the colors and texture. Joyous Wishes, Linda


  3. Rita
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 15:26:28

    Another wonderful creation Lynne. Great to see you back blogging again. Hugs Rita xx


  4. craftytrog
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 15:27:34

    Beautiful card Lynne! I love the painty layers on the background! x


  5. june
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 15:36:55

    Absolutely precious, the card is really luscious Lynne. Also adore the lady with the heart card in the post below, thats a stunner
    Hugs June x


  6. Meggymay
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 16:00:07

    Gorgeous background, the card is beautiful.
    Yvonne x


  7. Fliss
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 16:03:24

    Absolutely gorgeous creation Lynne.The soft colours are so lovely and the embellishing so pretty.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  8. Suze
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 16:12:34

    A gorgeous card Lynne and I always love your bits of this ‘n’ that!! Wishing you a lovely week. Xx


  9. Marianne
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 16:54:44

    Truly beautiful!! These do make perfect cards. I love the soft colors, too….serene and soothing.

    Marianne xo


  10. Ira
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 16:58:22

    Couldn’t agree more Lynne, this not only makes a fine Valentine’s card but will be appropriate for any occasion where a little love should be spread. Another fine card Lynne, such pretty colours, too!


  11. valerie
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 18:23:51

    Fabulous texture and beautiful stamping Lynne. Your attention to detail is amazing:)
    Val x


  12. nefertiti
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 18:34:14

    Hearts are just perfect with gesso, I love this card!!!bisous


  13. butterfly
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 19:19:14

    Really enchanting, Lynne… the book text hearts are so beautiful, and the fonts of the Amour and Love on the tag are so pretty and romantic. Another really desirable OI plate beautifully showcased!
    Alison x


  14. Avril
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 19:24:29

    This is a beautiful piece Lynne, love the text hearts on the tag. As always, lovely delicate colours making this a truly romantic piece.
    Avril xx


  15. Redanne
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 19:50:08

    That stamp plate really is beautiful Lynne, love the way you have created your layered background, those central hearts are so beautiful on their book page backgrounds and the lace you have used here and there is stunning. A very inspiring and romantic tag. Thank you for your kind comments too. Hugs, Anne x


  16. may
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 20:04:46

    Gorgeous piece Lynn, Beautiful work love how you have used these wonderful stamps…A very romantic piece with such delicate colours… Love it all… Hugs May x x x


  17. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 21:03:40

    Beautiful details as always .
    love the colcors and the texture
    Greetings Janny


  18. Chris
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 22:01:11

    So beautiful, Lynne. Love the soft romantic colours and all the layers of paint and stamping. xx


  19. Marilyn J. Rock
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 22:39:10

    I so “HEART” this Lynne! xxoo


  20. bumblebutterfly
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 23:10:13

    So beautiful Lynne, gorgeous colours and design.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  21. Suzy
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 23:48:03

    So many layers make up this gorgeous creation in the most beautiful shades of pearl pink. Those stamped hearts are just divine and so romantic.
    All of your finishing touches like the tiny stamped tag, ribbon and button just complete the beautiful card.
    Warm hugs to you dear friend,


  22. Paula
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 06:40:46

    Hi Lynne, fantastic card, so pretty, the hearts are gorgeously shabby. XXX


  23. barnie
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 09:07:41

    A wonderful and very romantic card – it gorgeous.


  24. ptiteplume Valerie
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:25:37

    Everything in tenderness and smoothly, it is magnificent!


  25. MarieS.
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 13:18:14

    As always absolutely beautiful,Lynne.
    Have a wonderful day.


  26. Wendy
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 15:09:45

    wow, super gorgeous, Lynne! The paint and stamp layers are very beautiful and I love the litlle this ‘n thats 🙂 Also a big thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Hugs and happy day, Wendy


  27. Martina
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 17:47:23

    A very charming and adorable heart card, dear Lynne! Also your creation below is a dream. I’ll be totally impressed with your art.
    I hope that you feel better?
    Hugs MARTINA


  28. Bärbel
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 17:55:58

    Eine wunderbare Karte, liebe Lynne. die zarten Farben, die wunderbaren Stempel, die zarte Schrift im Hintergrund, das alles gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Liebe Grüße.


  29. PetraB
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 18:09:21

    so delicate and beautiful


  30. Annie
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 18:40:08

    Gorgeous feminine card. Love the ‘Dreamy ‘painted background, combined with the hearts on the tag and additions of the lace and ribbon.

    Stunning make Lynne.

    Annie x


  31. Buttons
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 22:57:22

    Shabby, vintage, feminine, soft, beautiful, everything you do so well Lynne. Love it. Hugs, Jenny x


  32. Hazel
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 09:05:24

    Absolutely beautiful Lynne – so romantic.
    xxx Hazel.


  33. KK
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 13:47:34

    Beautiful, Lynne – so delicate and pretty x


  34. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 17:03:26


    every pretty detail dear Lynne!


  35. Marjie Kemper
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 22:33:41

    It’s rare to be able to use one image and make it so mesmerizing, but you, my friend, have pulled it off with great charm. Love your rough edges and the bits of lace and ribbon, plus that sweet hanging tag. A beauty!


  36. Sharon
    Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:26:14

    Just beautiful – I love the hearts and the little hanging tag!


  37. Maria
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 01:45:45

    I love, love, love this Lynne. The colours are so soft and delicate, and the hearts look beautiful on the shabby tag. Such gorgeous little touches, the recipient will treasure this.. I visited That’s Crafty very recently, and am now awaiting delivery of The Birds Nest :-).

    Take care
    Maria xxxxx


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