Sunday, February 8, 2009

Talk to me, and a simple card

Hello! Is anyone there? I know you are, my little counter thingy keeps increasing. Is there any reason why none of you leave comments and talk to me? Just curious, because I am getting lonely out here in bloggers world all by myself. Criticize my creations (positive or negative), ask me a question, just say hello.................anything will do! Phew, I feel better to get that one off my chest.

Now, on with a card! My stepsister is having a birthday on the 16th of this month, so I went ahead and made a quick card to send to her. She lives a couple hours away from me, so I can't help her celebrate in person. Darn those winter birthdays. Anyways, since her birthday is in February, I decided to make her card with a heart theme. Of course I was also still in my chipboard mood. I promise I will set that mood aside after this card. I am so tired of Valentines now too. I shall post a wee St. Patty's card next time, it is already started. My hubby is 75% Irish, and I am a whole 1/8th Irish (approx.) so St. Patty's day is always remembered in our house. Anyways, here is the birthday card:

I started with a Stampin Up Whisper White card stock base, rounded the corners with my SU corner rounder. Then I ran the card through my Cuttlebug with my dotted square embossing folder. Then I took my 1-3/8" square paper punch and punched out a window. Then I colored the embossed dot frame with my Stampin Up Pink Passion Marker. Next I punched the same size square out of SU Pink Passion card stock. The SU chipboard heart is heat embossed with retired SU pink embossing powder, and the pink sticky gem, is from Hero Arts.

The ribbon slide was made with SU Pretty in Pink card stock and the Stampin Up Key Tag punch, and the small slot punch. The sentiment is from retired Birthday Whimsey stamp set, with SU Pink Passion Classic Ink. I sponged a little Pink Passion around the edges as well. Finally, the ribbon is from the Michael's dollar bin, and is adhered with just a little bit of snail adhesive at each end, as it cannot be seen through this particular ribbon, and it holds very well. I did want to mention that the ribbon slide could also be made with Stampin Up's Designer Label Punch, which you can see in the photo below. Oh, I almost forgot...the chipboard was adhered with SU Crystal Effects. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and I hope you enjoyed the card!



Lori said...

Howdy!!! I will send you a hug from Ohio!! :) Just found your blog a few days ago...thru SCS...and here I am back!! LOVE your notes, and cards, and is like droppin' in on a friend!! Thank YOU for such a fun place to come!! Have a Wonderful week.........and keep stampin'!!! :)

Lydia said...

What a sweet card!!!

I'm still here! :)

Liz S. said...

Your step-sister will love the card! I have to remember the great idea for the ribbon slide!

Your work is very much appreciated! AND you are a wonderful human being!