Saturday, February 4, 2012

Someone VERY special had a birthday on the 28th!!!!!

In 2009, I served on the Pazzles Design Team and through that association I gained a very special friend named Sue Reynolds and even though we've never met face to face, I feel like I've known her forever!  So, needless to say, the card I made for her birthday had to be as special as she is!  By the way, some of you may know her as "HotPaws"...........she is the creator and owner of the "HotPaws Pen Tools" that work with  a number of the digital cutters...like the Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette SD, CraftRobo, Wishblade, Pazzles Inspiration, KNK Zing, Black Cat Cougar, Cricut and BossKut Gazelle! Here is a photo showing her Pen Tool and some of the many different types of pens that you can use with it.....

such as, from left to right:  Spica, Martha Stewart Marker, Signo, Zig Millennium, Sharpie Ultra Fine Point, Stampin' Up Marker, Gelly Roll and a Pentel "Slicci".  The "Slicci" is very "skinny", so when I use it, I use a "pencil grip" around it to keep it in place.  As a matter of fact, I just got through using the "Slicci" on this card!  If any of you are interested in the "HotPaws Pen Tools", you can find the information you need here!  I highly recommend it and Sue's customer service is the best!  And no, I'm not prejudiced or biased............I'm just speaking the facts!

Now, on to the card.  Here is a photo of the front of the card, which measures 5 1/4" by 5 1/4" square.


There are a few things that I would like to point out about the card front.  First off, the "Border Frame" was designed by me using a Silhouette America "Border" file and I used the "HotPaws Pen Tool" with a Pentel "Slicci" pen to make it and the gorgeous "Medallion" (which you will also see on the "Inside View" of the card) and "Label" were designed by another close friend of mine, Teri Frank......isn't it lovely?  I used different sizes of a Silhouette America "6-Petal" flower file to make the flowers and the "Geometric Background" is also a Silhouette America file.  Everything was cut using my new Silhouette "Cameo" which I just love!

Because this card was going to be mailed, I decided it would be best for me to design a "card box" for it.  I did this design in my Pazzles Inspiration Studio Pro software and it was cut using my Pazzles Inspiration digital cutter except for the "Geometrical Background" which was cut using my Cameo.  I used another one of Teri's "medallions" on the front of the box...just love it!


Here is a photo of the card in the box I designed.


For the inside of the cards I decided to use another one of the frames made using the "HotPaws Pen Tool" and the "Slicci" pen.  The text was printed on vellum with my Canon Pixma and then I covered it with clear embossing powder which I heat set.  Right beneath the vellum is another of the "Geometric Background" digital die cuts.  I also used two more of Teri's "medallions" inside of the card.


And last, but not least, is the back of the card, where I used another one of Teri's labels!


By the way, Sue loved her birthday card and I loved making it for her!  Thanks for stopping by and I would love it if you would leave your comments here at my blog!!!

Finished Card Size:  Lg. Square (5 1/4"x5 1/4")


Supplies


Papers:  Bazzill "French Vanilla", The Paper Company "Ivory Paisley on White", Strathmore "Translucent Vellum"
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Dazzle", Tim Holtz "Antique Linen" Distress Ink
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Pazzles "Inspiration", Ranger "Heat It"
Accessories:  The Paper Studio "White Half Pearls" and "Faux Pearls" (flower centers), Pentel Silver "Slicci" Pen, Martha Stewart "Rose Leaf" and "Branch" Punches, Stamp-n-Stuff "White Pearls Translucent" and "Detail Clear Transparent" EB Powders, JEJE "Peel-off Stickers" (silver trim on box lid), Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, HotPaws "Pen Tool" for Silhouette "Cameo"

16 comments:

Barbara said...

As always, your work is just stunningly beautiful!

Maxine said...

Pam , I really enjoyed looking at your page this morning. Nice place to come and get some great ideas for cards thanks so much Maxine

TenSGal said...

Oh my goodness! That is absolutely gorgeous!!!
I just got a Cameo and joined the Silhouette yahoogroup and found your blog. You do amazing stuff and now you have a new follower.

Susan
www.expressionavenue.blogspot.com

SandyK said...

OUTSTANDING-- BEAUTIFUL Card
Love your site.

CardsuLike said...

Hi Pam, Well!! How many ways can I say this is 'Absolutely Gorgeous'... Keep doing what you are doing....

Tam said...

Gorgeous as always. TFS. I am going to be good like u one day. U just wait and see. LOL.

Linda said...

I have her pen tool and you are right! It and Sue are excellent. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Marda said...

Love the card. Love your blog!

ThePurplePlace said...

Your projects are ALL amazing!

Special thanks for sharing the info on the Pen Holder your purchased. I ordered mine today! I found you via the Yahoo group and value your input!

Happy Cutting and Crafting,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful! Could you tell me please are your "medallions" embossed? They look like they are. I'd love to see a tutorial on how you did them.
khance@suddenlink.net

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

I am so in love with this geometric background. Is there a way I can find out where to get it? Your card and box are to die for. If you could let me know im_jnett at yahoo.com Thanks so very much.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

After seeing the beautiful card and the pen...I just bought the Hot Paws....easy enough I think and much cheaper than another one I have seen. I look so much forward to the medallion...thank you again for some great postings.

scrapn said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful!!!

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Nicole Garuccio said...

this card is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!