Thursday, March 20, 2008

Getting through some old pics...

I am posting some older stuff to get to the new stuff I just finished this week. This was a Valentine I sent to my Mother-In-Law and her husband, which she loved BTW! She is one of my best supporters, and always calls me gushing over whatever I make her. I love that about her, I can always count on her when I need to hear something nice.

Pretty simple card actually. I am finding that I am more inclined to design simple styles. My husband looks at some of the things I point out on SCS or someone's blog, and he says that cards with a lot of "stuff" make his head spin. WHATEVER! I like those cards, I just can't spend that much time and energy to get that result. So I'll stick with simple!

So, here are the basics. I started with a Kraft base AGAIN, and inked the edges with Versamagic Cloud White. I cut a piece of PTI white, I think it was about 1 3/4" x 4 1/2" and distressed that, then added a slightly smaller strip of a deep red from my scraps and distressed that as well. Before gluing together I paper pierced the border, but this didn't show up in the photo all that well. I think I need to make my piercings a little bigger in the future.

I stamped the heart from PTI Sweet Love with the Cloud White again on some dark brown Bazill; don't know the exact shade, I have so much of it just kinda thrown together. I cute those out and went over them with a Martha Stewart fine glue pen and sprinkled some of Martha's crystal fine glitter over top.

I moved the hearts around a few times before I was comfortable with where they were placed. I tend to do that a lot. The I popped them up on some dimensionals.
The last touch was the photo corners made out of scallop hearts. I don't have the scallop heart punches or the nestabilities, seems like EVERYONE is out of those these days. So I simply made a heart, free hand and scalloped the edges with mini scallop scissors - sounds easier than it actually was! Placed them over the corners and bent one over the other and glued in place. The added mini brads for some extra security. I think I saw that technique on Nichole Heady's blog - that woman is a genius!

Wallah, another Valentine. Sad to say that the one I spent the least amount of time on was my husband's card. It is so hard to make cards for guys.

But here is a funny little story. My husband asked me what I wanted for Valentine's Day. I said "nothing but a homemade card from you." Well, don't you know that Valentine's Day, on his lunch hour, he went to my LSS and the lady helped him make a Valentine for ME! He picked out all of the stuff and she helped him with what I think may have been a Cricut to make an envelope. He did the rest. Here is a pic... He was so proud of himself and so was I; not so much about the card, but that he actually went into a Scrap store without me to make me a card - that's LOVE!

Have a fabulous day/night! Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

Bethany Paull said...

Love the kraft and red combo. And those photo corners look great!