Saturday, January 24, 2009

Hugs And Kisses Too!

I've been waiting to use this stamp, Valentine Margarita by Impression-Obsession for almost a year.

1. The image was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock 80lb.
2. It was painted with Twinkling H2O Garnet and Solar Gold.
3. The glass was emphasized with Glossy Accents.

4. The truffle on the rim was painted with Twinkling H2O's Solar Gold. Stickles Garnet glitter glue was used on the top.

5. The holes for the ribbon were done with an eyelet Silent Setter. The picot ribbon is from Michaels.

6. The Drink Charm was made by using the EK Success Wrought Iron Corner Adorner Slot Punch on Clear Lucky Squirrel Poly Shrink. I added bold lines on the figure below to give you and idea of how it was trimmed after punching was done.
VersaMark was then applied to both sides to keep it from sticking to itself while shrinking using a heat gun. You can't do this if you paint or
color it before shrinking. The paint will run. This technique is also great when working Poly Shrink you are going to stamp while hot to make an impression. I also use a bread loaf non stick pan when shrinking something small like this. Helps keep it in sight....and a wooden skewer also rubbed with VersaMark and placed loosely in one of the holes while it was heated. When done the VersaMark was rubbed off the charm with a baby wipe before doing anything else with it.

7. The charm was painted with a Red Sharpee pen. Two size jump rings were used to hang it from the stem of the glass as shown.


8. The edge punched with the Fiskars Heart Border Punch, done after the image, is another story. If anyone knows of a better way please email me.
-a. Measured the width of the punched area itself from outside edge into the edge of the image and marked it.
-b. Trimmed the cardstock on each side, leaving the bottom and top alone at first.
-c. Centered the punch and punched the 2 hearts in the center.
-d. One heart was punched on each side of them by turning the punch over and lining up on the bottom of the punch.
-e. The top and bottom edge of the image was punched by lining the punch edges up with the two punched edges already there. The the edges were matched by trimming with cuticle scissors to match as well as possible.

9. The image was mounted on Stardream Metallic Jupiter Text weight paper.

10. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock 80lb. cardstock was run though the Cuttlebug using Floral Fantasy and trimmed down to 4X5.25".
11. It was mounted on another piece of Stardream Metallic Jupiter Text weight paper.
12. The image was mounted on it as shown.
13. Certain areas shown on the embossed Floral Fantasy were painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet.

14. White Prima Forever Flowers were used on the top and bottom of the cardfront, mounted with glue dots.
15. 3 Hearts were punched from some Stardream Metallic Jupiter Text weight paper using a Fiskars Hand Punch 1/4" Heart. They were mounted in the centers of the flowers and Glossy Accents was added for depth and shine.
16. A glue pen was used on the veins of the petals and DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal glitter was applied. Then Shimmerz Angel Wings was used to highlight the edges of the petals.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share. Have a great weekend too!

 

 Shirley

 

42 comments:

LINDA said...

OH Shirley, This is Gorgeous..You did a fantastic job on it!! TFS

Beth said...

Hey GF you rock that is one beautiful card

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty, I love that charm. Happy Week-end.

Cheryl said...

It sure is beautiful! I love the charm you made using that punch. Fantastic job Shirley.

Sharon said...

This is wonderful. So cute, Shirley!! I would love to make something like this for my husband for our anniversry!! Thanks for the well wishes-I am doing fine now.

Norine said...

all I can say is wow this is so pretty and love that charm how creative
Hugs
Norine

Gwen said...

oh gosh!!! what a fabulous Valentine card!!! very festive!!!

Maria Matter said...

Wowzer, Shirley, gorgeous!
This is a fab image! It must have taken quite a while to make with all these lovely details! The charm and how you made it is sooo cool! My neighbor/stamping buddy has a corner punch somewhat like this, I can't wait to show her your creation!
Blessings, Maria

Tammi said...

What a pretty glass, and the way you did it up makes it stunning! LOVE the charm and this card, fabulous job Shirley! Tammi x

Rina said...

Love the charm. This is very beautiful as usual.

card crafted said...

Your posts are always so informative Shirley, I love that. I'm going to take a leaf out of your book and try to start doing that too. There's not a lot that I do that NEEDS explaining of course, lol......not yet anyway, give it time and I'll be cardmaking like a pro with all the help and advice I pick up from blogs like yours :D

Great card Shirley, thanks for sharing.

Bex said...

Just blog hopping and came across your blog. What a talented lady and WOW to all the time it must take you to share all your tips and techniques - thanks for this, it is a pleasure to browse!

Love Bex x

Etha said...

Wow, another little piece of art, this is ready to get framed! I don't think I would have ever thought of using the corner adorner to make a charm!! I'm waiting for you to get into making ATCs so we can trade ;0

Elena said...

Wow! This card is outstanding! I always amazed of all your detailed work, Shirley!
Charm is so beautful!!! Very-very creative!

The Country Rose said...

How creative you are to come up with that little charm! Love all the detail in this very gorgeous card! Your cards never cease to amaze me.

Barb

Orion Designs said...

Just beautiful Shirley. I love the extra touch with the shrink plastic charm.
Vicki

Maria said...

Great card Shirley. Love the charm and thanks for sharing how you made it. Will be checking back regularly. Hugs, Maria

Jenny said...

What a briliant V Day card!
I love the charm. didnt know you can use sharpie pens on the cards!
Hope You Had A Great WeekEnd
{Hugs}

Lyn S said...

How lovely Shirley, beautifully detailed again! I love the drink charm you made!

catdidit said...

Wow Shirley! I just love all the details you put into your cards! And that charm is just awesome!

Stamp and Smile said...

Shirley this card is AWESOME!! You have such fun embellies and the colors really pop. I feel like I want a Martin while blog surfing... Hugs! :)

6 wacky women said...

Just beautiful, Shirley.
I love the way you did the layers. So many wonderful details in this card. I love it all!!

Karen x

Theresa said...

Now, that is my kind of margarita! Love all the detail!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Shirley, this is just GORGEOUS!! WOWZER!! Love your description with everything!! Thanks for that! :)

Enfys said...

What a gorgeously detailed card Shirley, and I love the way you take so much trouble to write down each step and all the materials used. So inspiring.
hugs
Enfys x

Free Spirit said...

you never cease to amaze me. fantastic job. Love the details and use of punches. Very creative.

Stamping Cafe said...

What a lovely card, you are amazing!

Joanie said...

Wow I hope my Valentines Day is as romantic as your card!

Ila said...

This is Absolutely Fabulous!! I everything you've done here...and that charm is marvelous!..what a great idea!!...Hugs, Ila

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Shirley,love everything about it,brilliant work,
Take care
Sandra x

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What a fabulous design....I love your coloring and the darling little charm!!! Thanks for such detailed instructions....I will have to give that a try!!!

Shirley Fyfe said...

These are just beautiful Shirley - I do so love the colours! Just perfect!

JediSergei said...

This card is outstanding! fantastic job! You are very Creative

Helena said...

Lovely card, and thanks for the how-to! SOme of us need it step by step (blushes) :)

Lisa said...

Your card is so so pretty!
I wish I could make cards liker this.
I tagged you, you can see the details here-
http://kssnnikkel.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-was-tagged.html
:)Lisa

Curt in Carmel said...

Wow Shirley! This is amazing! I love the little charm you made and the detail on this card is simply grand! Wonderful work! Bes,t Curt

LadyDoc said...

Terrific card- and a GREAT stamp!

Ann said...

Valentine margarita? Why, I'd love one! ;)

So cute!

Phree said...

Wow Shirley, this one really pops, love all the detail and that sweet wine glass charm you made.

Kim Etherington said...

I love the charm at the bottom of the margarita glass. Too cute!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Fabulous card, Shirly! I love the margherita and that charm is perfect!

Hugs,
Becky

Brenda said...

Awesome charm, thank you for the details I may have to give this a try.

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