Friday, January 8, 2010

It's Friday so it must be snowing.....still.....

Oh, I am so not a winter person. I dislike intensely being cold and having to wear cuddle duds and long flannel pajamas and having to heat the bathroom to sub-saharan temps just so I can take a shower. My friend Mary says she thought she saw a ray of sunshine yesterday, but she said it disappeared before she could verify its identity. But, I just KNOW spring must be up there somewhere! Hope springs eternal. Um-hum.

Today's card is a Valentine. Not too early to think about those! If you go to any of the card-making-and-sharing websites, these are already being showcased. So, I made one last night from a tri-fold card. I'll share the recipe with you after the photos. If you are as obsessively compulsive about details as I apparently am, you'll see what I mean.

The first photo, captured by my DH using a "new" photo box, is the "back front" view of the card. The second will be the "front front view" and the third will be the "full front" view. Because a Tri-fold card has elements all over it and technically no back, taking a picture of one can be an exercise (not even to mention trying to upload three photos with DIAL-up!). Are you confused yet?
(Bulletin: it has taken 2 hours to upload 2 photos - you're out of luck and I'm out of patience with this Dialup service. Sorry - only two photos.)

A couple of notes: The scallop on the front was cut close to the lines and then mounted on another scallop of Melon Mambo with Snail adhesive. The two birds on the "back front" of the card were stamped upside down on Very Vanilla and then punched out with the large heart. (Try'll see what I mean.) I then mounted it on a right-side-up embosslit heart using Dimensionals between the hearts and snailed the whole thing to the back. In the "middle" middle, I used four Embosslit hearts (two of MM and two of VV cardstock). I punched a MM heart and snailed it to one of the VV embosslit hearts. I used a MM marker to spell out LOVE on four small punched hearts, but if you have stickers or a tiny letter stamp set, try that instead. If I were to do this card again, I'd use stamps - I have bad handwriting. I also used one of the elements from the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt kit, but I kinda think it's overkill. I probably could have just put a few more punched hearts or something. Or not.

And lastly, the DSP sheet is a sparkly one from the Sending Love Specialty paper, giving a look of fireworks around the little hearts! The look was unintentional, but came out really cute. Of course, you can't see the sparkly effects with "my" camera, but it's there!

Now, I know there are purists out there who would tell me I have my Tri-fold card upside-down and as OCD as I am, I would (probably) agree. But, honestly, I did try to do this the conventional way and it didn't work! The card had to be upside down for me. Okay, so I'm not as OCD as I thought, but I'm close! LOLOLOL!!

Type: Tri-Shutter Card
Stamp Set: Love You Much (IB&C)
Papers: Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla
DSP: Sending Love Specialty (2010 Occasions)
Inks: Melon Mambo Marker and Basic Black Classic
Punches: Small Heart (2010 Occasions), Scallop Circle, Large Heart, Embosslits Scalloped Heart of Hearts
Adhesives: Sticky Strip, Snail, Dimensionals
Elements: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (2010 Occasions)
Extras: Scoring Board, Craft Knife, Cutting Mat, Detail Scissors


  1. Lovely card for that special someone. Thank you for posting your recipe, too.

  2. Now it's Saturday, so it must be snowing. . . . enough is enough, right?