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Friday, January 7, 2011

You Mean Everything to Me

As much as I prefer scanning my cards over photographing them, I find there are some disadvantages. My little banner that is stamped with "you mean everything to me" loses the 3D look as it gets flattened by the cover of the scanner.

Kyla and I were just playing around with ideas while she was visiting (did I mention, she's my new recruit?) and this was one of the cards I designed. Gathering the ribbon slightly, cutting out the heart image and folding and trimming the "banner" across the heart meant a little extra fussing, but I really like the result. When I was all finished with the card, I decided to add a little sparkle by spraying it with a mixture of Champagne Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol. If you look closely, you can see some of the sparkle that added to the card, including the ribbon. When you actually hold it in your hands, you can see the glittery shimmer much more easily.

Although I'm thinking about Valentine's Day, this card is not exclusively for that holiday. Depending on the verse used inside (or handwritten note), you could easily convert it to a birthday card for someone special, for example.

Always stamp set, 113620, wood mount only, $28.95
Real Red Card Stock, 102482, $6.95 for 24 sheets 8-1/2" x 11"
Whisper White Card Stock, 100730, $8.50 for 40 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 103133, $5.95
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad, 101179, $5.95
1/2" Circle Punch, 119869, $5.95
Paper Snips, 105379, $9.95
Whisper White 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, $6.95 for 15 yards
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, 116806, $5.95
Rubbing Alcohol


Penny Hanuszak said...

Hi, saw your note on Stampin Connection and I'm now your 14th follower. You've got a great blog and I love this card. Have never thought of scanning my cards......great idea when the camera isn't working. TFS. I'd love it if you visited my blog too, I'm #212 on Chandra's fabulous list.


Patti said...

Very pretty card. I loved the penguin card too. I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection (#247 on list). Please stop by my blog for a visit.

Patty said...

Hi Davina,
I'm your newest follower from the SC thread as well as a fellow Heartfelt Stamper! I'm #53 on the list....I invite you to stop by and follow me as well!

Elaine said...

I'm following you from Stampin' Connection. I'm #302.

Susan Carlson said...

Following you via Stampin' Connection.

I really enjoyed looking around your blog. I'm # 254

Shirley Pumpkin said...

That is a real pretty card. I am now following you from SC.

I also have a Challenge blog with some SU friends we are doing a sketch with twist this week.. Bring on the Bling.. Please come by and say Hi.

Thanks again!
Shirley Pumpkin #312

raynay68 said...

Hi, I am another follower from sc
I love your valentine! and your penguin is too stinkin cute. Hugs n blessings.

Eileen Lang said...

Love your Valentine cards. Following you from SC -

Debbie said...

Beautiful card.
I'm following you from Stampin'connection. I'm #188 on the list as
I'm a very lazy blogger, but I stamp nearly every day.

Have a great New Year.


Heather Howe said...

Beautiful Cards!!! I love the Valentine card and the Penguin card. Following you now. I will be back to visit. :-)
Heather Howe

kiwi-creations said...

Following your blog from SU, #165. I am also a tea-drinking stamper!

Marcia Santiago said...

following from SC...