Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hi There!


This was a relatively quick card.

Image:
1. Stamp the image Valentine Rose Garden G2310 by Impression-Obsession on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock 4"X5.25" with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.
2. Heat Emboss to set image. It really does raise up. Click on the image below for a close-up of what I am talking about.

3. Paint image with Niji waterbrush and Twinkling H2O's Rubilite and Sweet Alfalfa.
4. Use Kleenex to blot exactly after painting when a lighter color is wanted.
5. Line the right and left hand edges of image up 'just inside' the Cuttlebug embossing folder Distressed Stripes.
6. Paint 'Distressed Stripes' area with Twinkling H2O Warm Pecan.
7. Use Cuttlebug Combo Set Everyday Greetings 'hi there'. Place with glue. Apply Stickles Lime glitter glue.
8. Apply the same glitter glue to the leaf buds as shown in image.
9. Mount image on 4.25"X5.5" of Red cardstock.

You can see the other image I did with this stamp on the Impression-Obsession blog HERE.

Bottom Edge(I have no idea where I got any of this paper):-(:
1. Punch edge using Green/Beige Plaid paper and Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch.
2. After punching the edge measure how much edge you want to be on the bottom and trim the edge that wide with a paper cutter.
3. Thread ribbon through leaving 1' edges of ribbon at each end. Mount as shown and then secure the ribbon to the back of card. Place a glue dot in the middle of the scalloped edge to secure the top just a tad.

Top Edge I have no idea where I got the Red cardstock. I love it and this was a left-over:
1. First remove the plastic edge guide that lines it up for the corner. It slips off fairly easy.

2. Before punching the edge decide how much of an edge you want above the scallop. You can't get more than 1/4" and you will see that once you get started.
3. Measure up from the bottom edge of the cardstock at each end and make a mark. Draw a white line, using your white pen, from right to left. (Punch Image 1)

4. Holding the piece of cardstock in your left hand, line up the white line with the 2 bottom triangles in the design shown above. Makes sure you can see the cardstock completely in the arc area. Punch the carstock.

5. Move your punch over until you can see the upper corner of the other punched image (a little slice in the cardstock) and the white line through each of the bottom purple triangles. There is a paper slice right where the yellow mark on the right is and you line that up with the left edge of the arc in your punch window. Punch again until you have 5 punched images.
6. Tape the back of the flat edge and mount as shown. Trim up edges.

Embellishments:
7. Mount Mark Richards 3mm Crystal Stickers Pearls as shown. I show how to trim under and behind the pearls on my I/O Tutorial under Embellishment III 6.
8. The bow was tied Martha Stewart style and mounted as shown with a glue dot.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

36 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Lovely! The coloring is beautiful! Thanks for the tips on the punch and the pictures!

Sharon said...

This is lovely! I love the idea you used for the punch and the card is just beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, stunning really.

LINDA said...

Fantastic card..and that is an awesome punch!!
Hugs, Linda

Maria Matter said...

So beautiful Shirley! I liked this image when you worked with it over on the IO blog, and this is just stunning too!
And you are quite good at making that punch work for you!!!
take care,
Blessings, Maria

stampqueen said...

Very pretty - love the colors.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful Shirley. I really like the punch used across the top.

Theresa said...

Shirley, this is gorgeous! Cool trick with the scalloped corner punch.

Etha said...

oh wow that is so cool what you did with the corner punch! I will have to try this, thanks for sharing :) Love the ribbon treatment on your card too, very pretty :)

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley.
What a wonderful border on the top, you are so clever to use the punch like that. I am defintley going to give it a try!!

Karen x

Ann said...

Oooh, those flowers are beautiful, and I love your ribbon treatment!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I love this! How pretty w/ the roses and the border punch w/ the pearls is adorable! So beautiful!

Elena said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the top border and threaded ribbon border too! Thank you for sharing tutorial, Shirley!

Tania said...

What a great card Shirley you always come up with the best ideas and a great tutorial too. Luv that punch!-Tania

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful, Shirley....I love the beautiful image and what a great border you created with the corner punch...thanks for the tutorial!!

Louise Forsyth said...

This is really lovely, the roses are gorgeous and thanks for the cool tips on paintung so beautifully.

Tammi said...

Shirley wow, just gorgeous!! Love your border and the way you do your ribbon.

Norine said...

It might have been quick but it is very pretty
Hugs
Norine

Orion Designs said...

You call that a simple card? That would take me almost all day - lol.
It's really beautiful Shirley.
Vicki

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is so beautiful!! Really love your flowers and the punch idea is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing this!! :)

LadyDoc said...

GREAT card- beautiful as usual!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is beautiful!! Love your flowers. Thanks for sharing how you use your punch!!

Tasha said...

Shirley this is a fantastic tutorial and an amazing card i love it its so eye catching
love tasha xx

friedmsw said...

Sorry I have not e-mailed lately. Been working some late hours and then busy looking for something to wear to a family member's bridal shower this weekend. Thanks for the tip about using the Kleenex for the lighter colors.

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card Shirley! Your punched border looks fantastic!

Summerthyme Studio said...

That's it??? hehe.......that is adorable Shirley, I love the image....you always make the most interesting cards! Pure eye candy!

Vicki

Shirley Fyfe said...

So beautiful Shirley - I just love that punched scallop effect - it's so very delicate!

Nancy said...

That image is gorgeous. Love how you used the corner punch to make the border.

Stamp and Smile said...

Just FABALICIOUS Shirley!! I love the tutorial on the border punching... this edging looks so elegant! Great detials and layout... Smiles! :)

Beth said...

I love this one also Shirley and also love what you did with that punch you are just so talent GF

fishlips said...

Your how too.... is Amazing Shirley I love it all the pearls the flowers the layers amazing just amazing looking card this is!!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Have I ever missed drooling over your work. Unbelievable inspiration! :O)

The Country Rose said...

A very pretty card! Thank you for showing how you did that lovely border at the top!

Barb

Phree said...

Beautiful Shirley, such a pretty stamp and I love the original thinking in the card design. Those punched borders look great, thanks for sharing your tip on how to do them.

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

What a neat trick with the punch! The flowers are so pretty... terrific coloring!

Cindy said...

This card is beautiful...and...thanks for showing how to use those punches. I can never get them right and now I shall try again! :o)

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