Thursday, March 24, 2011

Labor of Love

That's what this card was. Melissa's 13th birthday was on Monday and since she is my biggest fan, I knew I had to make her an extra special card. Besides that, she kept asking for a really special card. The pressure was on! I knew I wanted to ink up a new stamp for maximum impact on the birthday girl, so I chose the Hero Arts Circle Design stamp. I kept playing with different designs and different colors and finally after close to 3 hours (which is about half of the time I was in labor with Melissa!) I came up with this:
To create this card, I cut the circle base and patterned paper mat with my Cricut. I made the lacy die cut with my Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Lotus Pendants Nestabilities. Next, I stamped the Hero Arts Circle Design three times -- once on the kraft and two times on the patterned paper. After fussy cutting the leaves of one of the patterned paper images and adhering them to the kraft layer, I centered the medallion from the Nestabilities to the other image and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I adhered the top two layers with foam dimensional adhesive and finished off the card with some bling, faux stitching and a ribbon. Here's a closer look:
I am back to doing a Layout A Day (LOAD) and will start posting my layouts again next week.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate); Stampin' Up! (Kraft);
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Perhaps);
Stamp: Hero Arts (Circle Design);
Ink: Ranger (Coffee); Signo Gel Pen (White)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities (Lotus Pendants); Cricut (Wild Card cartridge);
Misc.: Recollections rhinestones; ribbon from my stash


Jingle said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Beth Hallgren said...

Beautiful, so much detiail. Hope she loves it!