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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

LOVE this card!

So, as I sat down last night I wanted to use three things--my stamps that I won as blog candy from the one and only Nichol Magouirk, my lined paper background stamp, and my new Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie paper. Nichol is a legend so I can't believe I won stamps from her--a CK Hall of Famer! CRAZY! Also, yes, Honey Pie paper is old, however, I just got my hands on some with a 40% coupon at Hobby Lobby, so to me, it's new!

I am in LOVE with this card...you don't even know...I struggled with it because I couldn't get it right and just perfect, but in the end, I think I outdid myself, if I do say so!
I started by layering different pieces of Honey Pie paper--I was trying to go off of a sketch I had but finally just had to scratch that idea. I wanted to use the fun Making Memories letter stamps but wanted to do something different than just stamping them. I pieced them onto my lined paper background sort of ransom letter style--I think those letters are perfect for doing that! I tilted the main image and it was still kind of plain. I sorted through and came up with the perfect accessory--hand sewn on buttons! Now, I had never done this, so it was a new thing for me, but I think it came out great! I used embroidery floss with my foof-a-la clear buttons. I placed the main image on 3-d zots and there you have it! I think these would be great for Valentine's Day--even if I am six months early! lol

Here's a close up of my sewn buttons--I'm proud of myself, I gotta tell ya!

Hope ya'll have a fun day--I'll be back later to post a little Olympics somethin' somethin'! :)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Girl... looka you sewing stuff... gettin' all bourgie! LOL. This card is my new favorite! That's it... I'm making all of my cards from now on! :) Maybe after years of practice mine can be all cute like yours! ~Karly

Nichols magouirk said...

your card is gorgeous! I absolutely love what you did with the stamps!