Saturday, January 11, 2014

Edged Hearts

I'm so happy with my card today. It took a while for me to get it made because of cutting and stamping. But,  I think it was well worth it. With this sentiment, I think it'll just have to be for my hubby.

I'm using PTI's Heart Prints stamp set and matching dies. I just love them. I had seen this card on Pinterest and knew I just had to try it. It is a card made by Dana Seymour in 2009. She didn't give the size of her card but I made this one 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. If you want to make it, I have to tell you that it won't fit an A2 envelope because the hearts go over the back edge of the card. That is the way it looked like Dana did hers. As she appeared to have done, I cut off the front panel. I cut 1/2" off.

The ink is Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Tempting Turquoise.  The sentiment is by Printworks/It Had to be You. I just love that.

My card was entered into the Inspiration Challenge IC423 on Splitcoaststampers.
Also entering it in these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash #133-Use Something New (my stamps just came in the mail this week and my sentiment stamp is new)

Addicted to CAS-code word is die cuts-My hearts are PTI die cuts matching the Heart Prints stamp set

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Snow Covered Bird Feeder

I bet this is how some of your bird feeders are looking in this snowy, icy weather. I've made my card with some snow and icy goodness. Brrrrrr.........

I am using a Heartfelt Creations stamp set, Cardinal Bird Feeder. Yep, it is from my sister and she gave it to me a while ago. I just love it and can't believe I haven't used it yet. This set has a die cut but I don't have it so I hand cut the image and popped it on. The sentiment is from the same set.

I played in the Ways to Use It challenge WT461 on SCS. The theme was Let it Snow.

I'm entering my card here:
 Cute Card Thursday-Cold & Frosty!--challenge 303
Red Rubber Inspirationals-#102-the theme is Winter Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Ice Inspiration
City Crafter Challenge-#193-Snowbirds

Other items used:
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Accessories-craft knife, Liquid Applique, Sakura Jelly Roll pen, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Copics/E70, E71, E81--G21, G24,--R35, 37, 39--C1

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wedding Day

Another chance to use my Spellbinders Curved Borders Two. I must have had them for 2 months or more. I just love them and this is only my second time to use them, on my last card and this one. This one uses two of six in the set.

I love this image by Heartfelt Creations/Bella Rose Heart and as I was making the card, I was wishing I had bought the die.  Now, that I'm posting and looked at HFC's website, I realized I did buy the die. Oh, crazy me. Well, too late this time but I'll have it for the next one. This is another image I've had a while and never used so it is new to me. I'm thinking it has been retired. Hope not but I didn't find it tonight on their site. The sentiment is Inspired by Stamping/Flowers Bloom.

I colored the image with Copics , G20, E00, and E02.

If you need something to adhere your intricate dies with, such as the Memory Box Elegant Scroll Work die I used at the bottom of my card, I used Elmer's Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. I recommend it.

I've also used a Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch and the embossing folder is by Anna Griffin, Acanthus. Also, I've added the clear rhinestones which took a quite a while to place.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

 Penny Black and More Challenge-January challenge-Love is in the Air-Mine is a wedding card

A Creative Romance-Something New-My heart image and curved borders are new

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Something New (heart image and curved borders)

The monthly fan club theme at SCS is It's a Beate-ful Life where we are honoring Beate as she retires. She has given us wonderful tutorials for 10 years. She did a tent topper tutorial and I decided
to do one in her honor.

I'm waking up to 5 degrees. Ouch!!! Won't get out of the teens again today. Too cold down south!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Heart Bouquet

No finger painting today. I am getting in the mood for Valentines.

The border was made with Spellbinder Borderabilites Curved Borders Two. I love those dies and bought them before Christmas. I could never find a time to use them so out they came for this card.

The heart dies were given to me for Christmas by my sister along with other goodies I can't wait to use. I stamped an image from Inspired by Stamping for a background for the hearts and stems. It's really a simple card and was fun to create.

This card was entered in the  Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge IC422.

A Creative Romance-Something New is the challenge. Can be a new baby, new job, new crafting stash.  My new stash is the heart die and the curved border die.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge wants to see Something New-that would be my new heart die and Spellbinder curved border die

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Vintage Background set, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/You Are Cherished
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Impression Obsession DIE053-M, Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved Borders Two, Bobbin ribbon/black