Friday, January 6, 2012

Love is in the Air

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The theme for the week is, of course, Valentine’s Day. I recently got a new 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park, Truly Yours. I’m totally loving me some EP. I fell in love with the EP For the Record collection and just can’t get enough Echo Park now.

For this card, I simply cut an 8.5x11 piece of paper in half lengthwise. You will get two A2 sized card blanks. That makes it really easy and economical, especially if you have to make a lot of cards. I used Make The Cut and my Zing to cut the shaped pink grid paper. To get the shape I wanted, I welded a rectangle and nested shape similar to some of the Spellbinders shapes. I inked the edges with Memento Tuxedo Black. I normally use either CTMH or SU ink, but since everything is packed up for my January Card Class today, I had to make due with what was still in my scraproom at home. I used a Fiskars scallop border punch to punch the edges of the two square pieces. They are cut the same size, approximately 3x4. And since I just got some new stamps from Verve, I couldn’t wait to use them. I stamped the frame in CTMH Tulip ink and the "love you" in Memento, Tuxedo Black. I added pink seam binding and used my handy peg bow maker. It’s like having an extra set of hands. (I'll have some photos of it up on the blog soon.) I used two Fiskars corner punches to make my wrought iron looking hearts on the top corner. I thought it needed a little extra bling, so I cut – yes, cut – a piece off of a larger swirly pearly bling. It is kind of hard to see in the photo, but it really needs to be there;)

My Supply List:
Cardstock: White, Recollections
Patterned paper: Echo Park, Truly Yours
Stamps: Verve, Swirling Hearts
Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black and CTMH, Tulip
Punches: Fiskars
Ribbon: Pink seam binding
Bling: Want 2 Scrap
Adhesive: ATG Gun, in pink; Score Tape; Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

1 comment:

  1. Cute card, I like the cuts on the card and the framing technique (didn't realized that was fiskars punch I'll have to check out that punch). The colors work well for the stamped image too.