Thursday, April 28, 2016

Better late than never!!!

Hey y'all.........I think maybe my mojo is finally back!!!  Back in February, right after I got out of rehab from my last surgery, my dear friend Peggy had a birthday and I told she would be getting a card made by me, but it would be quite late and here it is!  First off, I want to say that I cased this is what gave me the mojo.  I used one of the "Regal Borders & Pockets Die Set [HCD1-799] by Heartfelt Creations....I scanned the die to make the gorgeous frame for my card that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  The actual die is a little larger than I needed for my card size.

I used a lot of dies for this card, in addition to the Heartfelt die.  For the "Happy Birthday" label, I used a couple of dies from my newest set called Fran's "Make It Pop Cutting Dies" by Stampendous [DCP1004].  You can see what the set looks like here!  For the white leaves I used Elizabeth Craft Design "Curvy Leaves".  For the leafy swirled flourishes I used "Vintage Swirls Anja's Creatables" by Marianne Design [LR0271] and I just want to add  that that set was a gift to me from Peggy and is one of my favorites!!!  The lattice panel is the "Moroccan Template" by Momenta [25131]. The lovely butterfly is the Leanna Butterfly Die [S171] by Simon Says Stamp.   I also used a number of 
Spellbinders dies from the 6x6 Card Creeator die sets.  I used the "Happy Birthday" stamp from the "Persian Motifs" stamp set by Altenew.  The flowers were cut using my Cameo......I am sure it was one from a free set but I cannot remember the file name.  I used Hero Arts "Tide Pool" ink to ink the flower centers and tips using a finger dauber.  I used a Copic marker (BC15), as well as my Wink of Stella Marker to enhance the color of the butterfly and to custom color the three pearls on the frame and I used "Mint Green" liquid pearls on the body of the butterfly.  Here is a close-up photo.

For the inside design of the card, I wanted to incorporate a "striped layer" because Peggy and I had just discussed how much we had been seeing the done, so I cut stripes of the sea foam cardstock and glued then in a diagonal order to a square of the white cardstock and then used one of my Spellbindes dies to cut the panel for my card.  So there is a layer of the sea foam, a layer of the striped, another layer of the sea foam, and a layer of the white in which I "inlaid" a die cut from the Spellbinders "Labels 42 Decorative Accents" die set.  The text is computer generated using "Frosting for Breakfast", "A&S Black Swan" and "AR Bonnie" fonts and once again I used some liquid pearls.

For the back of the card, I used another layer of the lattice panel as well as a couple more of dies from my newest set called Fran's "Make It Pop Cutting Dies" by Stampendous [DCP1004] to make my computer generated "signature label" using the "Arabella" font.

I wanted to make an envelope that "tied in" with my card design so I used some of the stamps from my newest Altenew stamp set purchase, "Peony Bouquet" using some more of the "Tide Pool" ink.  I made the address label using some of my sticker paper.......I got the idea from Peggy!  For the "PLEASE HAND CANCEL..." I used the "Andalus" font and for the name and address, which I blanked out, I used the "2Peas Blessing" font.

Peggy just received her card yesterday and she really liked it!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!

Finished Card Size:  5 1/2" x6" Rectangle

Supplies List

Papers:  Recollections 65# White & "Sea Foam Green" from the "Soda Pop" Collection ", 110# Recollections "White" (card base)

Stamps:  "Happy Birthday"  from "Persian Motifs Stamp Set" by Altenew

Inks:  Tsukineko "Versafine Onyx Black", Hero Arts "Tide Pool"

Cut Files:  Flowers cut on my Cameo.

Dies:  Spellbinders "6x6 Matting Basics A & B",     "Regal Borders & Pockets" die set by Heartfelt Creations,  label for for "Happy Birthday", Fran's "Made it Pop Cutting Dies" by Stampendous, Elizabeth Craft Desigm\n "Curvy Leaves", "Vintage Swirls Anja's Creatables" by Marianne Designs,   "Moroccan Template" by Momenta,  "Leanna Butterfly" die set by Smon Says Stamp,  Spellbinders "6x5 Card Creator" die set, Spellbinders  "Latels 42 Decorative Accents"    

     Fonts:  "Frosting for Breakfast", "A&S Black Swan", "AR Bonnie",  "Arabella" & "Andalus"
Tools: Silhouette "Cameo",  Martha Stewart "Score Board", Milwaukee "Heat Gun", WeR Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board", Tim Holtz "Vagabond 2"
Accessories:  Ranger "Mint Green" Liquid Pearls, Recollections "Half Pearts",  "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker,