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Thursday, January 6, 2011
Penny Black: It's for you and Nellie Snellen Doily Flower Multiframes
Hi and thanks for visiting my Blog :-)
I couldn't help myself - I had so much fun making my last Circle card, that I made another - except this one I made a top-opening card instead of a side-opening - and of course, it's a Valentine's card! You can see my first circle card on my post HERE along with the instructions of how to make one.
This very sweet and totally adorable puss is another Penny Black stamp (you know how much I LOVE my PB's), except that I didn't ink up the envelope portion of the stamp which is on the far left.
I coloured the image with OMS and Derwent Coloursoft pencils, then lightly chalked around the image with blue Kaisercolour chalk, then added some pink I-Kandee Pealescent chalk here and there, and on the card that the cat is holding as well as some red Stickles to the hearts.
The lacey white cardstock was diecut with my Cuttlebug and NEW Nellie Snellen Doily Flower Multiframes (which also contain plain matching circle dies) - I used the biggest doily one on my card - and the image was diecut using one of the matching circles. The Multiframes are available now at Fat Cat's Card Corner. The pink cardstock was diecut using one of my Spellbinder Circle Nesties.
Did you notice the embossed texture on the red and pink cardstock? I ran them both through my Cuttlebug using the Textile embossing folder. I love how it adds some "lacey-ness" to the card to match the Doily Flower diecut.
The bow was made with my Bow Easy to which I glued a heart brad after cutting off the prongs (much easier than poking a hole to thread the prongs through!).
Now here is a photo of the same card, but with slight differences. Can you spot them? No?
Well, I wouldn't expect you to notice, but I ran the white cardstock Flower Lace Doily diecut through my Cuttlebug using the Textile embossing folder instead of the pink cardstock - I just wanted to see what it would look like to have the Lace Doily diecut embossed. The other difference is that I sewed on a red heart to the ribbon - I couldn't find my red heart buttons when I made the first card (you know how us cardmakers lose stuff on our desk LOL.......!). I'm not sure which card version I prefer - I like them both!
And here is a pic of both the card insides. I added some tiny red hearts which are the leftover punchies from using my Arrows Border punch - I added red Stickles to them as well. The first photo inside matches the first card, and the 2nd photo matches the 2nd card:
I am entering this card into the Penny Black at Allsorts January Challenge of "All you need is love" and they want to see your interpretation of that famous Beatles song.
And the Papertake Weekly Challenge where the first challenge of every month from now on will be "Anything Goes" plus an optional "extra" something - and this particular Challenge has the optional extra of "Lace" which can be paper lace or fabric - but you don't have to have Lace if you don't want to.
Thanks again for stopping by! Thankfully, I seem to have sorted out my computer woes which had my computer in a constant state of re-booting after upgrading a program which corrupted - not fun :-( Thank goodness for the 'System Restore' feature in Windows XP!! Takes so much time to "fix" a computer when I would rather be cardmaking!! Hope to see you again soon!
Stamps: Penny Black "It's from you" PB-2859J wood-mounted, Sentiment: from Wendy Irving Expressions J6412.02 clear set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nellie Snellen Doily Flower Multiframes MFD020, Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS), Derwent Coloursoft pencils, paper stumps, Christmas red stickles, Kaisercolour blue chalk, I-Kan-dee Pearlescent chalk, ribbon, Bow Easy, heart brad/button, Cardstock: soft red, pink, KW Doggett "Knight" white
Punches: EK Success Arrows border