Thursday, January 26, 2012

Scalloped Heart Framelet Valentine

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Hey y'all. I'm baaaaack!  Ha. How many of you just flashed back to little Carol Ann and Poltergeist? Well, I have something much happier for you now. My second card of the day.

This is a card we're doing this weekend in my Valentine's Day Stampcamp. The weather is supposed to be nice. No snow or ice storms forecast for our region so it should be a go. (: I mostly had fun making this card.

Mostly. You'll see why.

*Spoiler Alert*
I have to tell you - we did this project this weekend for stampcamp and I can not tell you how SIMPLE this card was for my ladies to put together! The hardest part on it is ruffling the ribbon. If you're looking for a project with a lot of "WOW" read on, your clients and your card recipients will thank you!

But for now, here it is-

Sorry about the lines. I really do need to get a real camera instead of my darn BB. For some reason it occasionally gives me those wavy lines when I photograph with my OTT light. Seriously, anyone that knows how to take care of this, please leave me a comment. I would hate to actually buy a camera and have it still happen!

Isn't it pretty? Simple, but striking. Probably the worst thing about it (that most people would say) is that it won't fit in a standard envelope. It would definitely be a hand delivered or leave on the pillow type valentine.

The first thing I did was to fold a piece of Island Indigo c/s and run it through my Big Shot with my new Hearts Framelets. I used the largest one. It has the beautiful scalloped edges. I laid it just inside the edge of the left side so there were 3 or 4 scallops that didn't cut. This way my card stayed together with a hinge in the middle. Once that was cut I set it to the side for a few minutes.  (This is unfortunately a paper heavy project. You will use most of a piece of 8.5 x 11 piece of c/s for each card. I used two. One in Island Indigo and then another in Whisper White since the Island Indigo was too dark to stamp and write on inside)

For the front panel I used Whisper White c/s that I ran through my Big Shot with my the same framelet, I used the whole framelet this time because I wanted the whole heart to be cutout for the front. I also cut out a second one for the inside to use later. I also ran a piece of the floral DSP from the Twitterpated collection (Love It!) through with this framelet as well. I then stamped Love You, from the PS I Love You Stamp Set in the new Occasions Catalog, in Island Indigo (one of my all time favorite colors) on a Whisper White scrap and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch. Once I had all these pieces ready, I sponged all the edges with Island Indigo. I used Tombow to adhere the label behind the DSP and to  adhere it to the Whisper White c/s.

Then I went to work on the inside-

Here's what it looks like opened up
I decided to use the Bordering on Romance stamp set. I love all the cards I've seen with it, but I haven't used it yet. How in the world has that happened? So I inked up the largest floral image in Classic Black and stamped it along the bottom. I used my Blender Pens and Classic Ink Pads to color it in. I used Island Indigo, Blushing Bride, and Lucky Limeade. Here's a closer Picture. I also stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo from the P.S. I love you Stamp Set.

Before I Tombowed this layer onto the base I trimmed the 3 inner scallops where the hinged section was so it wouldn't lie in that fold and this portion was done.

Remember how I said I "Mostly had fun" making this card? Well, if you noticed earlier, we didn't complete the front.  I know we have that nice pleated ribbon where the pleats are all done for you and it's all perfect, but, I had to make a choice when I was purchasing my ribbons and I chose to get that in Blushing Bride and the beautiful, soft, flowy, Seam Binding in Baja Breeze. Now, I guess I could have just put a straight strip of Seam Binding across the card and maybe a bow and it might have worked but I kinda felt like it needed the ruffles so I had to just suck it up and go for it. If you know me personally, or have followed me on here for any length of time, you know I am more than a little OCD about my cardmaking/crafting. The fact that I was about to have to bunch up ribbon in uneven and quite likely an unstraight line was not a happy thought for me. But it was what the design was dictating to me, so I Snailed that card front and the edges of the back (let me tell you SNAIL works Amazingly well with Seam Binding!) and started scrunching and as you can tell, it is not in a straight line, but I have to say, overall, once it was done and I Tombowed the panel and stuck it to the cardbase and took a look at my card, I was glad I did it.

Here's a close up view of my torture, I ah mean my finished product-

Not perfect, but I think maybe it adds to it's charm.

Do you Pinterest? I saw something in one of my reader feeds that I pinned today-

I SOOOOO Wish I Had This! I need to remind my self of this...DAILY.

Well, that's all I have for you today. I hope you liked my card. It's a new style for me. As always if it inspires you to try something new I would love to see it. If you liked it, I would love it if you left me a comment. It's great when I get to hear from you! Also, if you liked today's card, please feel free to +1 or Pin it. I've added the buttons to my side-bar for your convenience. Friends and Followers are also welcome. :)

If you need supplies to recreate this card or to make others you can visit my Online Store 24/7.
Todays Supplies-
Card Stock- Island Indigo, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink- Classic Black, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade Classic Ink Pads
Stamp Sets- P.S. I Love You, Bordering on Romance
Big Shot- Hearts Framelets
Decorative Label Punch
Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon
Accessories- Blender Pens, Tombow, Sponges

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Till next time-

Remember- Life isn't about waiting out the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain

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