Hey Mike Mike Mike Mike MIKE!! Do you know what day it is?
Well, of course you do cuz I started the post out with Hey Mike Mike Mike Mike MIKE!
Yes – it’s Hawmp Day! AND it’s also just about the half way point of my sojourn here in Savannah! And I’m ready! Not that I’m not enjoying my time here – the people here are fun and the food is certainly spectacular…
But – I am so looking forward to the end of the 4:30 alarm! Or…a 5:30 alarm. Or any alarm at all!! I do just fine when I wake up cuz it’s light outside. The alarm, though, has become my enemy. I’m getting downright pissy with Siri when I tell her to turn the alarm on for the next day! 😉
Waaahhhh – whine much, Mary?!?
You came for a card and that’s what I’m fixin’ to give you! Now – this card isn’t one of my quick and easy’s. Nope – this one took some time and it’s completely my fault. All was going along pretty fast – even given the masking I needed to do – and then I pulled out the Venetian Crochet Trim. And got all creative with it. But – I’m getting ahead of myself! Be warned, though – the steps are easy, but there’s a few of them so, this post may be kinda long…. 😉
This was a special request from a friend who needed a 63rd wedding anniversary card. I used the Large Number Framelits, and the new Sitting Here stamp set (she saw the last card I did with it and liked it!). Timeless Love – a current stamp set – lent me the sentiment. And I pulled out some of the pretty Affectionately Yours DSP. Take a look-see:
I started by tearing the edges off a panel of Very Vanilla card stock. I also cut a heart from a piece of Very Vanilla, using the largest die in the new Sweet & Sassy Framelits. Then I tore the edges all the way around the heart. Using a tiny little bit of SNAIL, I lightly adhered the heart to the card front panel.
Part of the request was to use a black dog on the card – well, actually a black poodle, but I don’t have a poodle! So step one was to stamp the dog image from the Sitting Here stamp set on a sticky note and cut it out, to work as a mask. I still had the mask I’d made of the flower pot from when I made this card. I estimated where – in my “scene” – the dog would be laying on his bed, and I stamped him there with Basic Black Archival Ink. Then I put my mask over him and stamped the basket in Early Espresso. When I pulled off the mask….there he was! 🙂 Like magic! Mask magic!
I stamped the flower pot in Crumb Cake and covered it with its mask.
I stamped the Sitting Here swing in Chocolate Chip ensuring I got the bottom of the swing off of the heart a bit. I picked up the flower pot mask and voila! The swing was “behind” the pot! 🙂
I took the heart off the card front and commenced to decorating and vintage-izing both pieces. I sponged the edges of the panel and heart with Crumb Cake ink. I added splatters and splots from Timeless Textures – also with Crumb Cake ink. Most of those are stamped off once and then stamped twice on the card without re-inking. I used some of the swirly-do’s in that set, too. And, I added “Happy Anniversary” in Crumb Cake, from the Timeless Love set.
Next step was to color, for which I used my Aqua Painters. I colored the….
….. swing in more Chocolate Chip
….. the dog in Basic Black (I swiped my Aqua Painter on the large brush end of my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker!)
….. the basket in Soft Suede
….. the flower pot in Dapper Denim
….. the flowers in Flirty Flamingo
….. the leaves in Old Olive
….. and I brushed some more Crumb Cake across the bottom, under the flower pot and the basket to “ground” them
Whew! And, of course, you could most certainly color everything to your liking! 🙂
I also took a minute to stamp – in Crumb Cake – two of the pillow images from Sitting Here, on Very Vanilla. I colored them with the Aqua Painter in Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim and Old Olive, and fussy cut them. To make them look like pillows, I turned them upside down on my Piercing Mat and pressed into the center with the end of a pen. I kind of rolled it around and moved it around the center of the “pillows” until they maintained their rounded shape.
Finally, I cut a “6” and a “3” using the Large Numbers Framelits from a piece of the gorgeous Copper Foil design in the Affectionately Yours DSP. I also gave them a little “rounding” like I’d done the pillows.
So far so good. Easy stuff – just kind of a lot of it, right?
Yep. But then.
The Victorian Crochet Trim called to me. And I thought how pretty it would be as the “mat” on the heart. So…. I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the trim to the back of the heart. All. The. Way. Around. Not hard – just a little bit persnickety!
And it was good. So I then SNAILd my now-laced heart to the card front – making sure it went back where it had been, and that the swing pieces were all lined up.
But was that enough?
I decided that it would be oh-so-awesome to use the same trim for the card front “mat”. And so I did.
The final piece was to use Stampin’ Dimensionals and Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to add my pillows and my numbers. I put some Pearl Basic Jewels on the heart and in the centers of a few of the flowers. And that was it for the card front.
Seriously – not as bad as the length of the post would make you believe, I promise!
On the inside, I repeated tearing the edges of a Very Vanilla panel and sponging it with Crumb Cake. I added some more images from Timeless Textures – also in Crumb Cake. Once all the ink was really good and dry, I rubbed the center of the panel with my Embossing Buddy. I decided I wanted the Timeless Love Happy Anniversary sentiment inside as well as on the front, and I wanted it embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. But…not too shiny.
So – I stamped the sentiment with my Crumb Cake ink (not Versamark) and then sprinkled it with the Copper Emboss Powder. My Crumb Cake isn’t overly “juicy” – so the powder didn’t adhere solidly to the image. Just enough, though, remained to add some shiny when I heated it up.
I added another flower pot – just the same as on the front.
And then I realized I needed to make the “mat” be the same as the front – so….more Venetian Crochet Trim, stuck on the back with Liquid Glue! Once I had that all on, I SNAILd the panel into my Chocolate Chip card base.
I popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
I used a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope and added a couple of Timeless Textures splotches and swirls in Crumb Cake and a Sitting Here flower pot on the front…
…and used a short piece of the Copper Foil Affectionately Yours DSP for a liner, cut with my Envelope Liner Framelits.
Et Voila! I think this turned out swimmingly and I hope that my friend thinks so, too, when she gets in in the mail. I’d say it’s definitely a one-of-a-kind card, wouldn’t you? 😉
Scroll on down and I’ll give you the card cuts and all the deets on what you need to make this card yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 16 May – 31 May 16: NK9FHKCF
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.
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ONLINE HOST CLUB!
1 JUNE 2016 KICK-OFF!
- Each Club consists of 6 people who each commit to purchasing at least $25 in product each month for 6 consecutive months.
- Each month, one person will be the “host” of that month’s workshop – I’ll put all your names in a hat (okay – maybe a box) and draw the names out at the beginning of the club period – that way everyone will know which month will be “theirs”!
- I’ll mail the host code to everyone on the first of each month and then everyone just applies that host code to their order by the 20th. Then the host and I will figure her order together at the end of the month! Each month the host will have earned at least $15 in Host/Stampin’ Reward dollars!
- During your participation in the Online Club, I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint reward points! So – your $25 order will get you TWO peppermints each month, versus the normal one.
- And – at the end of the 6 months – I’ll give each participant the stamp set of their choice (with a value up to $20)
- And you’ll get first dibs on the next club sign up!
- You’ll receive Free Catalogs from me during your Host Club term and free shipping on your host month! That’s going to amount to two Annual Catalogs (this one coming up and the 2017-2018 AC), the Holiday Mini and the Occasions Catalog!
Let me know ASAP if you’re interested – we’re kicking this club off on 1 June! 🙂 678-360-1359 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2016-2017 Annual Catalog Shares
Do you want all of the great new papers, ribbons and embellishments in the 2016-17 Catalog but can’t afford everything all at once? Join in my share!
- New Designer Series Paper Share – $33.00 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping. You’ll get 151 6″x6″ sheets of Designer Paper
- New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $40.00 plus $6.00 for Priority Mail shipping. You’ll get 55 yards of new ribbon and trim, and over 200 embellishments (treat bags, doilies, binder clips and enamel shapes!
- Want it all? $77 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping and you get a free pack of the new Solid Baker’s Twine.
- Double shares are available too!
**Please note: Sign-up deadline is 30 May for my shares. See more details about my shares and sign-up here.
Tomorrow is Happy Stampers Blog Hop say – so we’ll all be going live at 7am Eastern!
See you in the morning!
COMING 1 JUNE!
For the entire month of June, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra Stampin’ Rewards for hosts whose orders or workshops are $350 or greater! That’s over and above your usual rewards. So…that’s even more free money to spend to fulfill your Wish List! Check it out!
We can even do an Online Catalog workshop – give me a holler and we can chat about it, okay?
STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Sitting Here stamp set, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Affectionately Yours DSP, Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the 2016-2018 In Colors will be available on 1 June! Unless you decided to join Stampin’ Up! right now – then you could fill your Starter Kit with these goodies! 🙂
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner – then torn down to approx 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″); Sweet & Sassy die cut – largest and then torn down
Affectionately Yours DSP: Large Number Framelit die cuts and envelope liner
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