Although I don't use stencils very often, I have an overly-large stash. Obviously I plan on using them and I like the results, but when the chips are down I like nice, clean (literally) diecuts. I don't end up with the colorful fingers I often get when I stencil. BUT I knew I had a large heart-shaped stencil in my stash so if there was ever a time when a stencil got used, this sketch was it!
I didn't want to cover all of the stenciled background so I started with the sparkly see-through ribbon. It wasn't quite wide enough and didn't look balanced so I added a couple of other strips. Then I added a fun "love" die that I recently purchased and I tucked a little black sentiment into it.
All of the pinks are a better match than what the photos show. My natural light in the winter is very blue so I always have to edit it to get rid of some of the blue. But in this case, editing it changed the pinks. So I went halfway and now I'm not happy with any of it - the photos has a blue cast and the pinks don't match! I'm so not an expert at this. I probably should learn more about it - but I'd rather spend my time making the cards!!
I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: Impress Rubber Stamps Valentine Word Set
Dies: PhotoPlay Say It With Stamps Love and Sentiment Strips
Other: Picket Fence Studios Heart of Flowers stencil, Trinity Stamps Black Heart Jelly Drops, Stampin' Up Tasteful Textiles embossing folder