The first is a shaped card for HYCCT#1210. What shape would I pick? A heart of course. Which reminded me of the Valentine candies. Which reminded me of the word "hugs". Which led to this.
Die cut the card shape, letting the very top of the heart die hang over the edge of the folded CS to preserve the fold. Die cut the vellum heart and letters in one pass. Masked and inked the colored stripes. What better way to attach the vellum than with stitching. And I opted to do two passes - one with purple twine, one with green for a bit of variety. A touch of bling and voila. A "clearly" handmade card.
Also linking this up to:
Simon Says Stamp - Get in Shape
Moxie Fab World - Stitching and Sewing
The Creative Paper Trade - Week 4
Second card is for HYCCT#1208, cleverly called "HYCCT". Use something that starts with an "H", "Y", etc. Stumped me for awhile.
Took the Skipping Stones Design sketch and went from there.
H = heat embossing, Hero Arts flower stamp
Y = yellow (original, eh?)
C = cardboard
C = cyan blue for the flower
T = tag, TCM sentiment
Whew. Three more HYCCT cards to go if my tally is right. "Five Words" , "Ruff" and "Lick this Thing." Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies for #1:
Paper: cardbase Papermania, vellum
Stamps: none - wow
Ink : Adirondack
Tools: heart die Sizzix, alpha die PTI, needle
Other: baker's twine, bling
Supplies for #2:
Paper: cardbase Papermania, PP K&Co
Stamps: flower Hero Arts, sentiment TCM
Ink : Versamark, Versacolor, Adirondack for swipe
Tools: die MFT, circle punch, sewing machine
Other: lace scrap