Friday, January 27, 2012

Feb. sneak peek

Okay so all of the DTs that are going to Winter CHA have been posting sneak peeks. Weelll ? So can we... here's a peek at a card, a Valentine's Day card? Someone pick Big Sis up off the floor, she's fainted I know cuz I "don't do Valentine's cards"!!!! LOL  This won't post till February I don't want to spoil the surprise for a friend!

Little Ways...

Hey there bloggers, Sorry I've been away for awhile. Would be nice to say I've been traveling to far off places but alas only as far as the newest leak......
Is it February yet?! lol

I was going to enter this card in Joan's Gardens Challenge #3 but it's not a birthday card, ugh. Any who, I just received this adorable ODBD (Our Daily Bread Designs) set of stamps and die. ODBD uses small holes/dots to help you line up the die with your image. To do this you get a clear acrylic piece that you line up. It's still a bit difficult as the etched outline has no color and you can't really see it on your image. I'm going to fill in the outline so I can see it better. I'll put to together a couple of pics of the template before and after I've altered it and add them later to this post.  I do love the way the die cut turned out AND it cuts those teeny tiny bees, too? Boy were they something to glue! So back to the studio to make another one only a "birthday" card this time. LOL

(Edit: CASEd a card by Angella Crockett an ODBD DT.) supplies:
paper: bazzill (bling, unknown pink)
ef: cuttlebug (musical notes)
dies: spellbinders (label 4) ODBD (clover)
stamps: ODBD (simple things; sentiment & clover)
inks: memento (tuxedo black); t.h. distress (spun sugar)
misc: prisma pencils, pearls, velvet ribbon

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hearts a Flutter

Hope your holidays were fantastic! And you're off to a good start for 2012. My start hasn't been so good. Coldest days we've had in Central FL and no heat and plumbing troubles. So I've been busy scheduling and working with repairmen. UGH.
Enough of my woes let's get on to my project.............

(side view to show springy hearts)

Now I must apologize for the quality of the pics. The card is pink & white but in some of the pics it has a yellowish/orange overtone. The first pic above is a true color.
I am entering this in:

Joan's Gardens Challenge #1 -
■Make a card and/or tag using some kind of hearts
Use any kind of embellishments
■Use, pink or red with white
■Do some kind of embossing

Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Use Punches and Die Cuts TT010512

Last But Not Least Challenge - use something new
My new tool is the MS Swirling Lace around the page punch set and what you can't see; Glubber dots under the rose.
(closed with belly band tied)

I saw this format on Chocolate Crafts and Bears OH My blog. You can see it here. Carol had links to where she found it and to a video she did of how to do all the folding. I believe Carol called a 'napkin fold' card. Anyway, I fell in love with this when I saw on Heartfelt Creations Wednesday blog post and went over to Carol's to see more of it. Isn't it great! I've included several photos so you can really see how 3 dimensional it is.

(partially open)

(fully open)

(close up of rose on belly band)

I'm not one to do Valentine's but when I started playing around with this pattern this just sort of evolved to meet the challenge requirements. And I so love  the way it turned out!

(Edit: 18hrs of work on this card)
paper-bazzill (smooth white); gcd studios (pink striped/solid dp); scraps; alcohol  ink background (my stash)
ef- cuttlebug (love language)
ink-ranger distress inks (tea dye, worn lipstick, spun sugar); memento (lady bug)
ribbon- may arts
dies- spellbinders (contemporary hearts pendant, classic hearts, classic scalloped hearts); heartfelt creations (bella rose)
punch- MS (swirling lace); fiskars (medium tree); punch-a-bunch (unknown leaf)
stamps- heartfelt creations (feather grass flourish)
other- smooch (taffy); ranger liquid pearls (flamingo,rouge); ranger stickles (star dust); springs twigs from a floral arrangement in my sun room :D