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Friday, December 14, 2012

In Love

Hello and good morning!

This is a short post today because the Christmas rush is upon us and time in the craft room has come to a near stop.  Not completely, there are a still a few DT cards to make and post (yay!), but there's baking to be done, presents to wrap (and finish shopping for!), and...well, you know how it is.  So some of my upcoming blog posts are going to be pulled from my recent archives which are quite simply the cards I made right before discovering the wonderful world of blogging this past Sept.  They are recent cards, and it'll be like a mini-trip down [recent] memory lane.  You don't mind, do you?  I figure cards don't always have to be submitted to challenges to count, right?

Since today's card is one from the archive, there are no extra photos of details.  I didn't start doing that until very recently.  This is the card I made for my step-daughter and her fiance who the whole family loves to the nth degree.


I love this stamp set from SU, Take It to Heart.  The images are perfect for heat embossing, which is what I did here.  Then I die cut it and the background black layer and popped them up on the white layer that was first stamped using Versamark and SU Everything Eleanor, then brushed with Perfect Pearls in Pearl.  I think it gives a great tone-on-tone appearance.

Let's talk about that white layer.  I cut the card base using the SB Lattice Rectangles die and offset it from the top just a teensy bit so that it wouldn't cut across the top, but you can't see it because I then cut a second, single layer from the same die and layered it onto the front, matching up the lacy sides.  I love the look it gives the card - very wedding-y.

Two layers of ribbon, a double bow, and a couple of Tiny Tags finish this card.  It's almost CAS, yet there is still plenty of detail.  One thing is for certain - this card is a perfect candidate for my card jewelry - pity I wasn't making them when I made the card.  NEXT TIME!

Thanks for stopping by, and here's wishing you a lovely day and a lovey with which to share it, be it a friend, spouse, child, pet...

And of course, Happy Crafting!!

Ingredients:

Stamps: SU Take It to Heart, Everything Eleanor, Tiny Tags
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: SB Lattice Rectangles die, SU Framelits Heart, Jewelry Tag, Black ep, ribbon, baker's twine


4 comments:

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful card and FABULOUS stamp. Merry Christmas Shea. Nicola x

Mum of 4 said...

Lovely card!

Dina said...

Very cute card! Oh I know how it is at this time of the year! I'm running aroung like nuts trying to manage everything that needs to be done...I certainly don't mind to see some of your archive art work!
Hugs, Dina

Heather North said...

Oooh, I love absolutely everything about this card!