Thursday, January 20, 2011

Birds and Hearts Anniversary - and the Making of the Card

I stopped in at Michael's on Tuesday to use my 50% off (JoAnn's) coupon, but all I got was this dollar stamp and some tape for my ATG gun.  I thought I'd give the stamp a try.

Here is how the card came about:)  I used markers to ink up the stamp.  It took six of them - not sure if I'll use the stamp again or not!  I stamped the image on a scrap piece of white, then found a scrap piece of turquoise to mat it with.  I decided the edges should be punched, so I used a Fiskars punch.  The punch can do just the straight edge or it can do a corner, also.  I did one side, then while doing the other side, I pressed the wrong piece and made a couple tiny dents.  Oops!  Hence the ribbon - covered it up nicely.  I happened to notice my crimper, so I used it on the turquoise piece.  The white piece got smaller when I punched it, so the matting could get smaller with the crimper.  Without thinking of what the image was, I just dug out a birthday sentiment.  As soon as I stamped it, I said, "Duh!  That's not a birthday image!!"  So I stamped a new sentiment and figured I better add a little punched border so it didn't look "added on."  (Even though it was!)  I mounted the entire panel on Dimensionals and poof - the card was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

8 comments:

Suzie said...

It was really fun to read how your final card came to be, Lynette. :D It turned out so pretty. The colors are great as are the punched borders you added. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzie

Bobbie Lynn said...

Your cards are so lovely.

Harriet Skelly said...

Love the colors and the punched borders - great CAS card!

Barb said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and image. Your crimping reminded me that I have a package of crimped paper in my stash---- hmmmm, this must be the week for pulling out my neglected supplies. Hugs, Barb

Colorado Crafter said...

I have that stamp and wondered how I would use it. I've never used markers to color a stamp... I figure I'm too slow for that. I know about huffing and even spraying a mist of water to refresh the marker inks before stamping, but I haven't felt I'd be happy with that since I prefer a good, bold stamp impression. I like how you colored it and it looks so good... maybe I should try the markers after all. LOL!! I had to laugh when you mentioned 50% off coupons. I had 5 Michaels 50% off coupons last week and used them all on some of the new Martha Stewart Valentine punches! Now, I'm telling myself no more shopping for a while!

Anonymous said...

I'm such a fan of your card-making style! I really look forward to all your creations ... I love the design and colors of this card. I admire the clever way you incorporated your sentiment in the overall design by punching one edge to match your other two borders.

Leslie Miller said...

But it turned out so cute! It would make a nice silhouette, too. Thanks for sharing the process, Lynette!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so sweet (or I should say tweet!!) and lovely Lynette!