CQC #121 & CPS 252

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I've got another, little trio of Valentines, for Winter's Valentine's Day Card Drive, to share with you all, this afternoon.  And I'm just going to get right to it, because it's been a busy day, and I still have a load of things to get done.
How about a little closer look?
I started this card by trimming the bottom of a piece of mustard, flourish, patterned paper with a punched strip of red, polka dot, patterned paper and the top with a punched strip of olive, paisley, patterned paper; machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between the patterned paper connections; and adhering the prepped piece to the 3" x 4", Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face, which had been stamped, in Basic Black ink, with the "You're a great CATCH!" sentiment.
I then wrapped a length of Baker's Twine, three times, around the horizontal center of the prepped, patterned, paper piece and tied it, in a bow, near the left edge of the card face.
The hooked worm was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a Whisper White, cardstock die cut; surrounded with the stamped, in Old Olive ink, double frame; colored in with More Mustard ink and a blender pen; and dressed up with a couple of google eyes.  I then laid it in place to stamp the string, in Basic Black ink, from the top of the hook off the top edge of the card face, before securing it, in its proper position, with foam tape.
Inspiration for these cuties came from ColourQ's Challenge #121...
and Card Positioning Systems' Sketch 252.
I've got a few, more Valentines, for the children's hospitals' kiddos, that I'm still working on and hoping to share, with you all, before the close of the week, as well as before Winter's deadline; but I've also got a lot of work still to do to really show off a trio of beautiful stamps and coordinating dies that Dawn has cooked up, for you all, this month.  So, cross your fingers and wish me luck to get it all done ;).  Thanks so much for stopping by, ya'll, and have a truly terrific day!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Hooked On You - hooked worm & sentiment, Brothers & Sisters - frame, & Classic Christmas - string (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake & Whisper White (SU); mustard flourish (Basic Grey); olive paisley (K&Company); red polka dot (KI Memories) Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, & More Mustard (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); All Occasion Label die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Edger punch (EK Success); Upper Crest Border punch (Fiskars); foam tape (Scotch); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); google eyes (craft supply store)

15 comments:

Tammy said...

Ha-love the googley eyes!!

Lisa said...

How fun are these Jinny, very cute!

Marybeth said...

This is such an adorable card! Love it. I enjoyed all your beautiful cards in Cards mag. too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooo cute!!! Loving the googly eyes! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Christina said...

How cute is this?! Lovin' the googly eyes and fun sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

LOL - these are adorable!!! Love the googly eyes! Thanks so much for playing along with the colourQ this week!

Suzanne Bier said...

Super cute valentines! Love that you added the googly eyes! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ!

Pauline said...

What a fun image, used in a fabulous way with that cool sentiment! Love it!

Sylvia said...

What cute Valentines, Jinny, love where they are going! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Aleksandra said...

Gorgeous card Jinny! I visit you blog often and I have to admit I just admire your work! You have a fabulous gift! The hooked-up worm is sooo cute and the eyes of course fit perfectly! Cute!

Have a blessed day!
Aleksandra

Tracey McNeely said...

Great card Jinny, I love your image. So cute.

lynn said...

such fun cards!--love the google eyes:)

Lindsay said...

Hee hee! I love these! I have always thought that set was so cute and you made it shine here!

Anita Scroggins said...

Jenny these are so cute! Love the bakers twine - great touch! Thanks for playing along at ColourQ this week

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ACK! Those googley eyes are just the CUTEST! LOVE that little worm--and you made so many cards!! I wish I could do that! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)