Sunday, August 15, 2010


i made this card for i(heart)2stamp's sketch for you to try (that's what sfytt means) challenge.

i'm not sure why i'm in a "lovey" mood, because i made a love card yesterday, and another one for todays challenge. and it wasn't intentional. there were just 3 blocks in the sketch, and when i looked at them the first thought that came to mind was-i love you. so that's what i decided to go with.

also again for this card i decided to use BG's indian summer 6x6 paper pad, however the stickers are from bobunny.

i started by cutting out the papers to the sketch shape. then added a scalloped boarder strip from the bobunny stickers.

i used a pencil to trace the middle rectangle. then cut it out with my fiskars cutting knife. cutting tip-press softly and go over the same line 3 or 4 times it gives a cleaner cut than trying to press hard and get the knife through thick cardstock with one cut.

the ribbon slide is really old, i think it's making memories but i bought it so long ago i'm not sure. the container is making memories small embellishment organizer. the ribbon is american crafts. i used regular scotch tape to secure the ribbon behind the paper.

i cut a 1 inch heart using my george and basic shapes cartridge on my cricket. then ran it through my xyron sticker maker to adhere the pink heart to the black shadow heart that i cut on the cricket as well.

i used my making memories paper piercer to punch a hole through the tag sticker and the brad is BG. then i used the bobunny letter stickers for the sentiment.

i used my gel pen to do a double faux stitch line around the cutout.

i felt like the background was a little plain, so i used ranger distress ink to sponge the edges. and a swirl stamp from HA's tree's, birds, and messages clear stamp set. i stamped off on the kraft sheet, then stamped onto the cardstock so that the swirl wouldn't be too bold in the background.

to add the rhinestone swirls i drew the swirl pattern with a pencil then used my MM craft blade to add the rhinestones.

to finish the card i used martha stewart foam dimensional to add the heart. then decided that word you didn't quite work, so i removed the "y" and "o", and left just the "u" so that the eye could travel in one straight line down the sentiment.

thanks for looking!
blog ya later

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is absolutely stunning Shawnte! Thanks for posting and tweeting about the blog candy :) Good luck!