Thursday, June 16

Make A Wish

Today's project is another card made for a niece on her birthday.  She loves to read, especially those big thick fantasy novels.  I figured a fantasy themed card would work.

I did have a hard time looking for the right dp for this card, until I came across the Once Upon a Time cardstock stack by DCWV.  When I got to that point, I had a hard time choosing the best one because each sheet is beautiful.  I already picked the stamps to use, and that helped me in deciding which particular dp to use.

While I was making this card, the Harry Potter movie kept popping in my mind.  I was picturing the potions class.  See the black dots? They are actually holes I made using the Provo Craft Silent Setter. It's also one of the first tools I have bought, and it's probably obsolete. But I love this tool, especially in projects like this. It's originally meant for setting eyelets, but I usually use it in punching holes anywhere on my project, especially in areas where a regular hole or circle punch can't reach. Yeah, I don't think I'll ever let go of this one.

I was able to find a scrap piece of purple cardstock that matches with my dp. That's where I stamped and heat embossed my image. It looks like it's part of the dp, but not really. 

This butterfly die is one of my favorites from Spellbinders. You can see the holes a lot clearer in this photo as well.

The gold strip on the left is where the monetary gift is going to be tucked in. And the inking on the right was achieved with Stampin' Up Eggplant Envy, Perfect Plum and Positively Pink. That combo really went well with the colors on the card front. I also did the same on the envelope, so they would all match.

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  DCWV, @theoffice, Recollections, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Inkadinkado, Paper Studio Company, MSE
ink:  Tsukineko, Stampin' Up, Spica
tools:  EK Success edge punch, Spellbinders, Provo Craft, Ranger distressing tool, heat gun
embellishments:  brads
misc.:  embossing powder
adhesive:  Scotch, Zots, mounting tape

'Til next blog!


Michelle said...

so pretty....

Carol W. said...

Fantastic card, love the dp on the front and how you made it look (BTW love Harry Potter). Great job, I know she will love it.

Claire Langan said...

Hi Joan,
Just a quick note to let you know that Cricut Damask is on sale at Joann's for $33. I read somewhere that you want it. I got mine today.
Take care dear!