Monday, January 18, 2010

OCL Spotlight Set of the Week

Each week the Our Craft Lounge girls take turns spotlighting a certain set on the OCL blog, and this week is my turn to spotlight OCL's Hearts and Hugs, just in time to get something ready for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day!

Hearts & Hugs is a fun mix of solid and line art stamps that are perfect for the chocolate fanatic in your life! If your beloved is like mine, he's a no-frills kinda guy who would not want some frilly, sappy Valentine! I chose some non-traditional colors and kept things simple. This will be right up his alley! He'll love it even more if there's chocolate involved!

My card features the striped side of GCD Studios' Bit-o-Honey, a linen textured two-sided designer paper. I sewed a wide strip of vertical stripes onto some Bravo Burgundy card stock, then topped it with a very narrow bit of stripe horizontally. The Cameo Coral card stock underneath is edged with a row of scalloped piercing made with the Ecstacy small borders template and piercing tool. I tied some ivory ribbon around the center panel, added a pearl-embellished heart, and stamped the sentiment directly onto the Barely Banana card base.

Tomorrow our i {heart} papers design team is sharing this month's design team challenge. I hope you'll come back for another visit, because I'll be featuring some other fun OCL sets in my project! There'll be more with Hearts & Hugs later this week.

Enjoy your Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday!


  1. Awesome, Deb! Love the colors, the stitching, the bow, the images ... what's not to love! :)

  2. What a gorgeous design in these fresh, spring colors!! Love your beautiful card, Deb!!

    Give all the KSS girls a hug for me if you run into them at CHA!! Can't wait to see all the goodies you bring home to share!!

  3. What a strikingly lovely card! It's so clean and well done - wowza!

  4. So pretty! Love the little pearls you added on this!!

  5. Deb, this is GORGEOUS!!! So simple and elegant and the mix of colours just perfect! Looking forward to meeting you at CHA!