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.....
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")
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"