Friday, February 4, 2011

heart card - project #5

Hi Stampers
Today I want to show you a fun little card from the heart class. 

What's fun about it?  Well, first, I sometimes like to make cards that are atypical shapes - this one is not so very unusual, but it is different than the usual A2 card.  The base was made from a piece of  6 x 6 cardstock which was folded to be 3 x 6.  I like that because it can be mailed in a standard bill paying envelope. The "jumping for joy" of this card comes from the heart and circle Love Impressions DSP background.  The card stock colors were chosen to match that paper - Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Pink Pirouette.  I promised the ladies to work hearts into every project so it was a no-brainer that the cherries on the cupcakes had to become hearts.  Easy.  To make those hearts pop without making them 3D, I toned down the other colors.  Used a metallic silver pen for the stand and sahara sand for the cupcake papers.  The pink icing came from the DSP paper, pink pirouette.  I chose a greeting but it was quite long and would not fit onto the card front so I had the gals stamp it twice - first, one part of the greeting and then, the second part on a separate piece of c/s.  Then the greeting parts were punched out using the modern label punch and the edges were sponged.  Those two parts were layered on an X lg decorative label punch.  Sweet, huh?

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