Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hello, Love

Hey everyone! How are you all today? I am super, crazy busy this morning so I am going to jump right into things here. Tomorrow is the big Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards For Kids Blog Hop and I'll be participating! Woohoo! It's my first ever blog hop and I hope you'll come back and visit me and show your support tomorrow. I know that there's going to be prizes given out along the way, so plan to join in the fun!

I had the BEST idea ever for my card for the Hop tomorrow, but apparently there's some glitch over at the company I ordered the supplies from because it's been over 10 days since I placed my order and it still hasn't even been sent out yet! I had a few days of panic over whether or not it would be resolved and make it in time, but now I know it won't so I'm calmly trying to improvise. I'll be headed upstairs to get to it as soon as I finish posting this card I made last night.

I don't know, I seem to be having allignment issues. It's not letting me justify to the left anymore. Hmm. Just switched to the updated version of blogger, maybe that has something to do with it. Oh well, no time to fool around with it now. I started this card by folding some white Bazzill cardstock to a standard-sized card, then covered the front with this darling xs and os pattern from Basic Grey's Olivia collection. I added a strip of blue from the same collection a little lower than center on the card. Then I stamped my image from Penny Black and colored it with Copic markers. Here are the shades I used. (The Ciao is YG03 Yellow Green.)

Here's a closeup of the image. Isn't he sweet? I stamped and colored the rose twice, then cut out just the center and added it over top with a mini glue dot for some dimension. I traced a circle around my image with the lid of my googly eye tin ;o) and cut it out with Cutterbee scissors. Because I can't cut a straight circle to save my life, I roughed up the edges with my scissors to hide any flaws. Then I took my 3/4" circle punch and punched out a bunch of circles from the other side of the blue paper from front of the card. It had a whole bunch of border designs, which are a little too busy for me to use in full, but cut down on a small scale like this, I think they work. I added some adhesive to the backside of my image and then started making a scalloped edge with my circles, adjusting as needed. I added a bit of Orsay ribbon behind, then popped the whole thing off the card with dimensional adhesive.

I didn't seem to have just the right sentiment, so I decided to just write "hello, love" with my Signo white gel pen. Yeah. I think I spent more time doing this than I did on the entire rest of the card. I didn't realize when I started that my Signo pen is almost out of ink! It still looks like it's half full, but it wouldn't write nicely for anything. Never had that problem with my Signo before. Luckily I discovered that a white Magic Rub (is that the coolest name ever or what?) eraser also removes white gel pen. This here was my third attempt. I found that applying almost no pressure to the paper seemed to make the ink flow better. I will definitely have to order another right quick. Last step: rounding all four corners with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder. Great tool. And here's another look at the final result. Not too bad, eh?

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and join in the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards For Kids Blog Hop! It will begin and end over at the Lawn Fawn blog, and you can even head over there now to get the details if you like. It'll be a lot of fun! See you then! I'm off to work on my improvised card now. Eek! Crunch time!


  1. I totally love this card! I shall have to get one of those circle punches because trying to cut out those scallops free hand is HARD!!!!!!!!!! The paper is adorable... and I want one of those corner rounders now too! When we are in Erie for Thanksgiving you should invite us over so you and I can compare notes on favorite supplies and such ;)

  2. P.S. I think this is one of my top five fav cards that you've made ;)

  3. Definitely come over when you're in town! We can get crafty together while the boys talk sports! Lol. Glad you like my little puppy dog!

  4. This is just adorable, love the little image and the colors and dp, just beautiful.

  5. Love your coloring! Great idea for roughing the edges of the circle (I can't cut circles either-even with a coluzzle!)

  6. What an adorable pup. I like how you made the scalloped mat with the patterned paper circles.

  7. So cute. Love the circle boarder. I can't believe you hand wrote the sentiment! Very impressive.

    I'll be back tomorrow. Wouldn't miss your very first hop!

  8. Aw, thanks, Lisa! I have something coming your way hopefully this weekend!

  9. WOW..Such a beautiful card. Loved the coloring.

  10. This little guy is really cute, love the soft papers and the pink! Fabulous coloring!!!
    Hugs, Karen

    P.S. If you love challenges then my new sister blog is purr-fect for you:


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