Wednesday, February 13, 2013

One more Valentines Card

The technology gods were not cooperative this morning while I was trying to get this blog post done.  First, the battery in my good camera died.  Then I couldn't find a card reader for the one picture I took before the battery died.  *Sigh*  Hoping this day turns around quickly.

I needed one more card for one of my clubs last month and wanted it to be a Valentines and to be simple to make, yet cute.  So we made this:
Colors: Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petal, Raspberry Ripple.  Stamps: Wacky Wishes.  Big Shot: Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder and Hearts Framelits.  Accessories: Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petal Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon and Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain, Rhinestone Jewels.
Seems like I first saw this technique at Convention last summer and it's taken me six months to finally get around to sharing it with my customers and all of you here on my blog.  It is very simple to do, but also gives texture and interest to your card. I just cut the heart out of the card with the Framelit.  Then stamped the card and ran it through the texture folder.  Next, I traced the heart onto the card stock that would be underneath and covered the entire area with adhesive.  Then you simply lay alternate ribbons over the adhesive to give you a fun striped look.  I think my customers liked it and now of course, I have other ideas for it too.

Hopefully by Friday I have found my charger and my card reader.  I've started getting ready for my March Birthday Class and have several new birthday cards to share with you. Wish me luck!


Lisa said...

Super cute, as always!

I remember seeing that at convention and thinking, "that looks like the Valentine I made for my mother, but I used strips of paper". Your card is almost spot on to what I made mom last year. LOL Great minds really DO think alike!

Adriana Benitez said...

Another adorable card! I haven't tried this yet either… hmmm - you may have just decided what my next class will work on! :)

Yapha said...

Such a pretty card! Great ribbon choices behind the heart! Love the colors!

Tanya Boser said...

I keep seeing examples of this technique, but I just keep hoarding my ribbon. For shame, I know! Beautiful card!

Katherine said...

Very pretty - I love and the embellishments and the way you tied that bow!