I belong to a sweet little group on Yahoo Groups that likes to exchange kits to make cards and pre-made cards. This month's card swap theme is "Wouldn't It Be Loverly", a Valentine theme I suppose. Here's a photo of the card I made my partner, Beth...
Guess what? It's an easel card!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Magnolia-licious is having a Valentine challenge. Be sure to check it out. Here's a look at my entry...
Notice I split the easel card base so the top of my heart shows! Be sure to check out the details below about my Tilda and Edwin image.
I used distressing & antiquing on the card and pop dots to lift the large heart off the base for some fun dimension.
I came across a tiny heart print cardstock in one of those scrap packs at my local craft store and knew I had to do a paperpiecing on my Edwin overalls. I also used the same print on Tilda's pocket. Edwins patches and pockets were colored with a Copic marker. I love the result...those hearts are the perfect size for this technique. By the way, all I did was stamp the image on the red heart cardstock and fussy cut and glued over my image used here. Easy peasy!
Here are the ingredients for my little recipe. (Oops - am showing the negative of the letters I used.)
I also plan to enter this card in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar "Window" challenge. Hurry...this one ends Jan. 25th!
Monday, January 23, 2012
I have been in a recovery period since Christmas and finally have some mojo back and have been spending time in my studio making Valentine cards.
I LOVED this Valentine card so much last year that I thought I'd see how many I could make to sell in my Etsy.com store. It has been ages since I listed anything there also but am at up for a test to see how the economy is doing for handmade papercrafts. I even sat down and remade my logo to finally match my name.
The buttons are from a huge tin my mother gifted me of many years ago. My sister always got mom's heirloom jewelry, etc. and I got a tin of buttons, tarnished silverplate, and the like. Gotta love those two, they always took such good care of me! Anyway, I have always marveled at how bottomless that tin has been and how metaphoric is was for my life so when I sat down to create my blog it came to mind, hence my blog name..."Musings from the Button Box".
I hope you've enjoyed my little bit of family history and will check out my listings on Esty.com and stop back soon.
I have a number of Magnolia Valentines to post and enter in challenges this week.