I was listening to the radio as I drove my daughter to school and came back home.  The topic the DJs and their guest was discussing was “romance” and whether or not it is dead.  Based on the conversation, it seems there is some confusion as to what constitutes romance vs. just good manners.  One woman, who called in, talked about receiving the occasional hand written love letter in the mail from her boyfriend.  The gals on the program loved this.  The guy thought it too much trouble to write by hand, find a stamp and then wait for the girl to receive it.  What do you think?  Do you take the time to make a card and write a note to your special someone just because?

I think today’s card using Flower Patch and PCCCS140 is a perfect “just because” card.

Flower Patch for PCCCS140 from theartfulinker.com

I went more with the lines of the sketch rather than a strict interpretation of the shapes.  For instance, the pair of leaves off to the bottom left replace the banners and the vertical strip of leaves is in place of the vertical rectangle.

Flower Patch detail for PCCCS140 from theartfulinker.com

I had lots of fun creating the appearance of dimension by stamping on the card base and aligning it with the same image on the focal layer and die cut circle.

The sentiment was masked so that the only part of it stamped was the “be you”.  A perfect thing to say to someone you find special.

On another note,

It looks as if the Butterflies Framelits will be in by Friday.  I’ll keep you updated as I know you’ve been patiently waiting to get your hands on them.

Create something today,


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5 comments on “Add a Little Romance

  1. Marty McGee

    Such a crisp, clean card. I LOVE it!. I really like using this stamp set as well. I love your interpretation of the card sketch.

  2. Carolyn Lindenmayer

    Hi Sara, I love how your pretty flowers pop against the all white card. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn xx

  3. sunnygirlpam

    Sara, gorgeous card and I love how you interpreted the sketch. My husband struggles with being “romantic” but I think it was because he didn’t have a great example with his parents yet he still manages to find and make small romantic gestures that I certainly appreciate. I love creating cards for him to use (and just to give to him) – he doesn’t have a creative bone in his body so he definitely appreciates my craftiness. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew this week.

  4. Super Stamp Girl

    Hi Sara, first to comment on your question, no, I don’t think romance is dead. You know I can tell you first hand that my husband still loves and appreciates my handmade cards. He even has learned how to make his own for me on those special occasions! I love this. And to this day, 14 years after we’ve been together, he still holds every single door open for me and I tell him how much this means to me. Good manners or chivalry, I still think its sweet! And now, on to your card, I love the beautiful blend of flowers and how you made the card your own with our sketch this week at the Paper Craft Crew. Thanks for joining us again! Crystal

    1. Sara Levin Post author

      Crystal it sounds like you have a wonderful guy and that romance is a two way street in your household. Thanks for taking the time to respond to the question.

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