Thursday, January 17, 2008

Darn Snow!!

Laying in bed .... sore back ... husband has put some Japanese Oil on it....darn snow!! We got our first amount of snow today and I was the first one home so I got to shovel!! Enough whining....on to my cards.
Sharon over at No Time to Stamp? asked us to make a Tall and Thin card for her Stamp Simply Challenge #17. That is where the first card of this set came from and then I just kept going. I saw an outfit in a magazine....beige crop pants and a purple tank top... and I loved the color combo so I decided to give it a try. On my tall and thin card, I made a faux metal heart to put in the bottom right corner. It is really easy, just cover a square of cardstock with versamark, cover with embossing powder, repeat until you have a good layer, push stamp into liquid embossing powder until cooled, remove stamp and voila...faux metal heart!! This particular heart is from a Stampin' Up retired set called Sketch an Event -- very versatile!
A few special bits on the other cards. I made the heart on the left card out of silver wire. That was interesting and fun. I have a ton of wire in whole bunch of colors and I'm always trying to find new and fun things to do with it!! On the middle card I used my 2 sided glue strips to put glitter on...been meaning to try that!!
Here are some close-ups of each card.

Well, thanks for visiting!! Enjoy your stamping evening... and if your back is feeling fine...take a moment and appreciate that!!

Donelda

7 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These cards are all adorable!!! I, too, have Sketch an Event and never put it for sale with some of the other retired sets. I just might need it again -- I sure got alot of use out of that set!!! And, wire, gee, I have lots of wire and NEVER use it -- this is very inspiring!!! Love your trio of cards as well as the tall and thin upload at SCS!!! Wonderful work on all accounts!!! So glad you played -- thanks!!!

Seleise said...

wow - these cards are absolutely darling! I love your faux metal heart! Thanks for the instructions. And, the wire heart and the glitter stripes - all perfect touches. Great job!

Tickle Me Pink said...

Very fun!! I love the metal and wire! Great instructions too!

~KRISTY~ said...

GORGEOUS EMBELLISHMENTS!ALL THREE OF YOUR NEW CARD CREATIONS LOOK AMAZING!LOVE THE WIRED HEART!

Littlekel90 said...

So sorry to hear about your back. I hope you are better soon.

I like the wire too. I received a butterfly one in a swap once (was that you?). Either way, I thought it was really cool.

The faux metal is fun too. Great job on all of your cards, Donelda. :) Kel

~JULES~ said...

Adorable cards!!!!

Godelieve said...

These hearts are really awesome, both the wire one and the embossed heart.