Saturday, January 1, 2011

Twisted Card #040 "HOPE"

Let me start by saying, "HAPPY NEW YEARS" everyone! If you are here, I truly appreciate you stopping by and supporting me with my creative endeavors. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is very hard for me to find "creative" time. However, whenever I have obligations I always somehow "find" the time to get those projects done. With that being said, Twisted Cards #040 is up over at http://www.twistedsketches.com/. The twist this time is "HOPE." Whenever I hear the word "hope" I always think of the saying, "faith, hope & love." I knew right away that I wanted to include it on the card. My cousin Cindy's 37th birthday is coming up in a few weeks, so I wanted to find a way to incorporate the theme into a handmade card from the heart for her. As you can see, the outside of the card reads, "faith, hope & love." The inside reads, "may this upcoming year be filled with all 3." I think that works. : ) As for the 37 on the front of the card, that is basically a 1" pin/button I created for her to remove and wear on her handbag, etc.
Here are the details on all the goods I used on the card...
I started with a 5X7 corrugated kraft card. I then diecut a bracket out of robin blue cardstock using my Cricut and the oh so lovely Storybook Cartridge. Before gluing the blue to the base, I wrapped/tied red baker's twine at the top left and bottom right. Next, I used my piercing tool to add extra interest all around the edges of the bracket. The scalloped edges were applied next. The bottom one is a decorative edge from the GCD Studios Artsy Urban line. I used one of my tiny hole punches from CTMH for the holes in the bottom of the scallop. The top one I created using a scalloped ruler and red paper from Hambly's Doily Decor line. To give it extra dimension, I added foam dots underneath the scallops. As for the button embellishments, the one that says "love" is a CTMH round metal tag that is covered by a red epoxy sticker from Target. The "love" on the top is a rub-on from CTMH's Love Letters. As mentioned earlier the "37" is a button I created. The red ruler paper is from Teresa Collins' Sports Words Collection. Of course to create the button, I used my very handy 1" button maker machine. Do you have one of those? If not, it is truly worth the investment. Not only for instant embellishments, but for instant "flair" as well! Not to mention all the great possibilites for your kids...for their backpacks, for school, for birthday party favors or even to sell. You can't even imagine how many people will pay $1 per button! Okay, focus Amy...back to the card deets...I used American Crafts white Sarah Script stickers for "faith," K & Company's K-Ology Addison Glittered Chipboard Letters for "hope" & the "ampersand" is from American Crafts Thickers in a yummy aqua. Wow, that sounds like a lot of detail!
Again, I truly appreciate you all! Please be sure to stop by and check out the actual sketch that was the catalyst for my creation as well as the many other interpretations! http://www.twistedsketches.com/

8 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

beautiful! This is just stunning. Good job! happy new year to you too.

Brenda said...

super cute!! I love the corrugated paper and the removable button is such a great idea! Love that!
Happy New Year!

Robin Thomas said...

Oh Amy. Such detail. Such color. Love it!

patti west said...

hi Amy! By now, you know I love your scrappin' style...and this card is no exception!! So love the colors & textures. Need to get me a flair makin' tool. ;) Love your "37" button!! Your cousin will love this card.

Nancy said...

SPECTACULAR as always!!! so many amazing details! you have such a great eye for putting together your embellishments, papers, and patterns! another fantastic job!!!! Happy New Year to you!!!!

Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

happy new year!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I'm soo excited to meet a fellow okie scrapbooker! You are soo talented, I absolutely adore your style!! :)

Valerie said...

Gorgeous and fun Amy!! I'm loving all those details and seriously thinking I need to have a 1" button maker!
Fantastic take on the sketch!!

lisa said...

Another stunning card.
I just love all that texture : )
Happy New Year to you xx