Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lovey Dovey

Hello my beautiful blog friends! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Today's project is a lovey dovey card I made recently. I've had a few requests for wedding/engagement/congratulations cards lately and I suppose all that joy put me in the mood for love. So today's card is one of those that I'll slip my husband on a random day to let him know just how sweet he is (can I get a collective awww?).

I started with a Kraft base stamped with a medium polka dot in burnt umber ink (I left a blank space where I was going to adhere my vellum layer because I didn't want my polka dots to compete with the texture of the vellum). Next, I took some (aforementioned) linen vellum and punched one side with my apron lace punch. The really nice thing about this vellum is its thickness. Forget vellum tape; I adhered this stuff to the base using basic ATG adhesive and you can't even see the line. Love that!

Then I die cut two hearts (one from chipboard and one from Pure Poppy cardstock) and stamped the medium polka dot in watermark ink over the red heart. Next I die cut the label and stamped the sentiment in burnt umber.

The next part is a little difficult to explain so stick with me. I placed my heart on my label where I wanted it to eventually be mounted and I punched a hole through both pieces. I took thin hemp twine and wrapped it around the label, threading it through the hole and knotting it in place (sort of tying it onto itself). That makes the knot really sturdy and allows it to stay in place even on the curved edge of the label. Then, I threaded the linen through the hole in the heart and mounted the heart to the label with foam tape. Once the heart was affixed, I tied on the button. I took that whole piece and mounted it to the base using foam tape.

The last steps were to round the corners and wrap the base with Pure Poppy ribbon, tying a pretty knot.

I hope you've enjoyed today's card. Tell someone you love them and I'll see you again soon!

Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Kraft, Linen Vellum - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Ink: Burnt Umber - Palette; Versamark - Tsukineko
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Faux Ribbon - Papertrey Ink
Tools: Nestibilities Label 1 Dies - Spellbinders; Apron Lace Punch - Fiskars; Medium Corner Rounder - EK Success; Hearts, Flowers & Tag Die - Sizzix
Fibers: Pure Poppy Saddle Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Hemp Twine - Darice
Other: Foam Tape - Scotch; White button - Papertrey Ink; Chipboard


Unknown said...

I love the simple white against the kraft paper.

Karen said...

Hi Lizzie....and awwwwwwww! Love the clean lines and fresh look!

Wendy Panzner said...

Is it possible for me to buy a duplicate of this card? I'd like to give it to Joe for our anniversary next Wednesday. I don't know if that's too short notice...let me know!