Friday, January 9, 2009

Sweet Valentine

1. The image, Truffle Tree by Impression-Obsession, was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth Cardstock with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate. It was heat embossed so the ink wouldn't smear.

2. The leaves were colored with a Gelly Roll Stardust Bronze Star pen.

3. The trunk of the tree was painted with Twinkling H2O's Warm Pecan.



4. The Truffles were done as follows:
-a. All of the Truffle cups were painted with Twinkling H2O Solar Gold.
-b. The Squiggly Truffle was painted with Twinkling H2O Cherry Sorbet. Glossy Accents was added for glaze look.
-c. The White Truffle base was painted with Twinkling H2O Warm Pecan. Liquid Pearls White Opal was used as the frosting and DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal glitter was used on top while the Pearls were still wet.
-d. The Pink Truffle was 'frosted' with Liquid Pearls Petal Pink and then Art Institute Glitter Ultra Fine Transparent Baby's Breath was used on top while the Pearls were still wet.

5. Holes were made on both sides of the tree trunk with an eyelet setter. The May Arts ribbon was bought at Stamper's Alley in Mooresville, NC. It was threaded through the dots and then tied in a Martha Stewart bow.

6. You're Sweet from the Impression-Obsession cling set "Sweet Hearts" was stamped with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate and then went over with a Gelly Roll Stardust Bronze Star pen.

7. The image was run though the Cuttlebug using Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangles Large, the largest die. It was a perfect fit end to end (minus the end scallops). A paper piercer was used to punch the hole in the middle of the scallops. They were 'eyeballed'.

8. The next layer is Stardream Cappuccino text weight. I don't know where you can buy it online or off line. I am wondering if it's discontinued. It was embossed and punched with Fiskars Embossing Border Punch Eyelet Lace. I cut the embossed edges into one inch strips and added them to each side of the image. Dimensional glitter glue and DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal glitter was used in the eyelet area.

9. Bazzill Birthstone October cardstock was used for the outside edge. One inch pieces were added to each side. It all came from the 4" piece left over from a 12"X12" piece of cardstock.

10. Another piece of the Bazzill Birthstone October cardstock was punched with Fiskars Heart Border Punch and added to the top and bottom as shown. Glue and DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal glitter was added to the heart and dot areas. The finished cardfront was all mounted on the front a 5.5"X8.5" folded white piece of cardstock.

Some people have asked me why I mount the cardfront on a separate piece of cardstock. I started doing it for a financial reason when I started. I would ruin something on the front and couldn't use it. Also it's easier to correct a mistake if you make it. Another good reason is that colored cardstock costs more than white. So you get 4 cards out of one piece of colored cardstock. I also save pieces of pieces. I have found they are very useful for die cuts. Just an opinion.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

34 comments:

Tasha said...

A lovely scrumptios card which has made me want chocolate! lol
Thank you so much for the card that i received this morning it was stunning and greatly received. Please can you email me your address so i can send a thank you card please? Thank you once again
love tasha xx

Jackie said...

Makes me hungry just looking at it! Beautiful!

Debbie said...

Yummy card Shirley, great image and the colours are delish.
Have a great weekend! Debbie x

Etha said...

ohh this is so sweet! love how you made the truffles and that bow! wow! I wish I could tie a bow like that :)
nb: change your email in blogger please, I tried to reply to some of your wonderful comments on my blog and it bounced back that that email no longer exists :)

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

Shirley, that tree looks absolutely yummy! Great card!

Cindy Haffner said...

So pretty and yummy, love your pretty design.

Anesha said...

Another wonderful card. Love it!
Thank you so much for you kind words I am trying to be good and only use the computer for very short period.
Thanks again for your kindness.
Hugs
Anesha

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! This is so sweet for sure!! Gorgeous creation and details went into this card!! I love it!! :) TFS!!

Beth said...

Oh boy Shirley is that a real beauty or what looks good enough to eat my friiend gorgeous
TFS

fishlips said...

Oh my Shirley this is just spectacular...Its a work a Art a true masterpiece...Thanks for Sharing

Maria Matter said...

Ooo, yummy card Shirley! Just gorgeous! Ya know I haven't climbed a tree in ages but if I saw one like this....
blessings, Maria

Gvendalen said...

Оh,Shirley! So sweet tree!
Thanks for visit to mine blog, me it is really important.
Helena

Norine said...

Oh Shirley this is just adorable love what you have done with the Truffle hummm makes me hungry LOL
Hugs
Norine

Lyn S said...

I wish I had one of those trees in the backyard Shirley.....it's got me drooling LOL!

Love all the shimmery sparkle in this card, just lovely!

Kerry D-C said...

oh my gosh! this is SCRUMPTIOUS!!! just beautiful!

Tammi said...

A truffle tree! How fun! Lovely job on it!

Atty said...

Very nice card Shirley. I really like the way you use your H2O's.
hugs,
Donna

Theresa said...

Oh, wow! This is just fantastic! What a tasty tree!!!

Colleen said...

Wow this is "Sweet" and very clever. Nice work!!

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog too. I now have a "followers button"

Jenny said...

Im finding myself checking your blog every day now! I just love your cards! and glitter is my second name LOL
beautiful card shirley:-)
{Hugs}

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Fabulous card, lots of creative talent here!

friedmsw said...

Beautiful card, Shirley. So realistic that I got hungry after reading your post.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card Shirley!!!

Elena said...

Shirley! You always amazes me with your creativity! I love the frosted truffles!

Donna said...

what a sweet card! love the pretty ribbon & all the dimension on the sweets!

Ann said...

Wow, Shirley! That's the yummiest tree I've ever seen! Another awesome creation! :D

Jenny, said...

Oooo what a scrummy card, I love Twinkling H2O's. Thanx for sharing how you made it.

LadyDoc said...

Shirley- this is a GORGEOUS card!

I've been away from blog reading since before Christmas so I guess I have a lot to catch up on. Looks like you have been doing your usual most helpful advice as well as your beautiful work. Thanks as always for a GREAT blog!

Stamp and Smile said...

O'my I LOVE IT! Your Truffle tree is so gorgeous!!! I love chocolates and this would be a fun card to chase... Just YUMM-O!!! TFS :)

Shirley Fyfe said...

This is just gorgeous Shirley! So much detail - I love it!

I also wanted to let you know that I've left you something over on my blog too!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love the details on your card - its fantastic!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is SO gorgeous Shirley!!! And you KNOW i love Cupcakes!!! How pretty! I love this card!

LINDA said...

WOW!!! What a Fantastic card..Love it!!Thank you,for all the Lovely comments on my blog..

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ooooo delicious!!! I just got some of these images and can't wait to play! Truffles are so perfect for bling I think!!!

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