Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm late for HHH!

But I do have TWO cards to show you! (Does that make up for it?) *wink*

I actually uploaded both of these to SCS yesterday for the HHT challenges, so I'm sorry if you've already seen them....

Beauty of Dreams
The first one was for the "I {heart} Unity" challenge to use hearts on a Unity card (the hearts could be anything: images, patterned paper, embellishments, etc.):
I started with a standard A2 card base in Regal Rose, and cut a strip of Basic Grey 'Urban Prairie' DP for the background, scalloping the top with my medium corner rounder. Then I stamped the 'Beauty of Dreams' single onto a piece of Whisper White using Regal Rose ink, and framed it with a scalloped felt frame that I cut from a coaster. Yes, a coaster. Go check out the Michael's $1 bins...they have fantastic felt coasters in 4 different colors, and you get 4/$1. (The middles have awesome laser-cut flowers and designs, so I'll be using those, too...but that'll have to wait for another card!). I tied on some American Crafts picot-edged satin ribbon, then attached the sentiment and frame to the base using mini Glue Dots, and added the 3 heart-shaped snaps in the lower corner with my Crop-a-dile. Other than cutting out the frame (and that only took awhile because I'm OCD), this was a VERY fast card!'s your birthday!
The second challenge was to make a birthday-themed card, in honor of the Unity Queen Diva herself, Angela, who celebrated her b-day on Tuesday. (Jeanne gave her that title, not me...I think Angela is WAY too sweet to be a diva!)
(...and I have to confess, this is a card that I made last month for my DMIL, Chris. *grins* But, I hadn't uploaded it yet, and it fit the here it is!) Ironically, this one is also built on a Regal Rose standard A2 card base. (That wasn't planned, it's just what worked with the DP for both cards)

I used Taylor's TECC47 sketch, built my card from there. I added a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White onto the card base, then a panel of My Mind's Eye DP, matted with Pumpkin Pie CS. I punched a scalloped circle of Regal Rose using my purple Marvy punch, then a WW circle using the pink circle punch, pierced the scallops, adhered them together, and attached them to the card using foam tape.
I stamped the base of a cupcake from 'Ginormous Sweet Cupcakes' onto a scrap of the same DP using Pumkin Pie ink, then stamped the top onto a scrap of Regal Rose in Versamark, and heat-embossed it with white, and filled in the center with Frosted Lace Stickles. I pieced the cupcake back together on the circle, lifting the top up on foam tape for dimension.
To finish off the front, I stamped 'indulge' from the August KOTM using my glue pad, and sprinkled it with pink glitter, and added three clear rhinestones beneath it.

*Inside*, I finished off the sentiment using a ZIG writer, and traced over it with a Sakura Glaze pen, with gives it a raised, shiny finish:
...And stamped one of the candles across the bottom using Pumpkin Pie ink.

Hope you enjoy today's (yesterday's) creations! Thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic weekend!

Supplies used (Beauty of Dreams):
Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White CS (SU!); Urban Prairie DP (Basic Grey)
Ink: Regal Rose (SU!)
Stamps: Beauty of Dreams (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: felt coaster (Michael's); heart snaps (Making Memories); picot-edged satin ribbon (American Crafts); Glue Dots

Supplies used (Indulge):
Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, and Pumpkin Pie CS (SU!); plaid DP (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (SU!); Versamark, Essential Glue Pad (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Ginormous Sweet Cupcakes, August KOTM (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: foam mounting tape (3M); Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger Industries); pink glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts); rhinestones (Michael's); Glaze pen (Sakura); paper-piercing tool (Tonic Studios); Mega and Giga punches (Marvy Uchida)


Jacqueline said...

These are so great!! I love them, I dont think it matters when you make them ;)

lori vliegen said...

great cards, michelle! and you're always so great about giving such a detailed explanation of how you put them together! thanks for sharing your cute creative self! :)

Dawn K. said...

love your frosting!