Wplus9 Feb. Release Sneak Peek: Day 4

Sunday, January 30, 2011

So glad to have you back for Day 4 of Wplus9 Design's February, Release, Sneak Peeks!
I started this card by distressing the edges of a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; trimming its bottom edge with strips of torn, across their bottom edges, patterned papers and Very Vanilla cardstock; and machine stitching ivory-threaded, straight stitches around the Crumb Cake cardstock and ivory-threaded, zig-zag stitches between the cardstock and the torn papers.  I, then, adhered a hand cut, from a polka dot, patterned paper, heart, just left of vertical center, above and slightly overlapping the torn papers and machine-stitched, with ivory-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges. The entire, prepped piece was, then, adhered to the Bordering Blue, cardstock, card face.
The postage stamp image was stamped, in Crumb Cake ink, on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock; filled in with the partial, stamped, in Bordering Blue ink, "You" sentiment; adhered over the right side of the stitched heart; and stamped over, in Basic Black ink, with the postal emblem, which was further personalized with a "February 14" date.  Just LOVE that you can give this emblem whatever date, under the sun, your little heart desires.  It is going to be invaluable to my scrapbook layouts.  Speaking of which, be sure to come back, tomorrow, for a little peek at how I did use it on one.
I, then, stamped the completed, "LOVE" sentiment, in Bordering Blue ink, on Very Vanilla cardstock; distressed its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; and anchored it, in the top right of the heart, above the postage stamp, with an antique brad, to complete the look.
My color inspiration, for this card, came from the Neutrals Color Challenge, for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week, in the Moxie Fab World.

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web!  Sooo looking forward to you all visiting, tomorrow, for our Group Post.  Have a wonderful, work week!  And, as always, be sure to go check out what the other designers have in store, for you, today.  Oh!  And just a little tip for those of you who commented that you liked my punched, phonebook pages in yesterday's post.  When you're punching those thin pages, put a piece of scrap cardstock behind them.  You'll be so much more happy with the result and won't be hollering profanities at your ripped pages.  Hee!  Thanks again!

Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Hannah Craner
Kerrianne Gwin
Maile Belles
Savitri Wilder
Sarah Martina Parker (our Feb. Guest Designer)

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Spring Post & Postmarked (Wplus9) Paper: Bordering Blue, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla; text patterned (My Mind's Eye); playing card patterned (Crate Paper); polka dot patterned (unknown) Ink: Bordering Blue, Crumb Cake, & Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye and Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: ivory thread (Coats); sewing machine (Janome); antique brad (SU)


Sarah Martina said...

Another fab card, Jinny! This would be great for a guy or a girl! :)

LisiB said...

Love the colors! The blues with the brown are fabulous

Fiona said...

Beautiful card Jinny - I *heart, heart, heart* those colours together :)

Lynn said...

Love the colors on this card and the stitching is fabulous!

Unknown said...

Fantastic card.... and what an amazing color combo, love it!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fab card, Jinny! Love the stitching details.

Unknown said...

Love the color inspiration-I don't usually do blues much, but this inspires me. I love all the detail on your card.

Becky Dunham said...

Love this beautiful card Jinny! I am definitely going to have to get me some of that Crumb Cake cardstock! You use it a lot and I love it!

Jan Garber said...

Great winter colors! And the torn edge really makes it for me! BTW- Beautiful family!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOW CUTE!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE it! LOVE everything about this card--FABBY!

Zue said...

This is gorgeous, the stitching and torn paper work so well together. Very clever!
sue xx

Pauline said...

Love this card, the blues are so lovely and the stitching is fab!

Elise said...

If I WAS a ballerina {I'm NOT!}, I would be on the tippy tips of my toes and probably floating just THINKING about the euphoria this card gives me... SUCH stunning work - swoon! Oh, dear! This is positively incredible. FANTASTIC work, friend! Yipeeeeee!

farmhouse-story said...

this is just darling!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for entering the Neutrals Challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

coKo said...

Hi Jinny, love this Love Card and have created one with your sketch here : http://kartacoko.blogspot.com/2011/02/carpe-diem.html
Tell me please, what you think about. Hope you understand a little bit french.
Thanks for sharing. Bises from France. coKo