Monday, November 5, 2012

vellum {heart} stitching (SCS+)

Two more cards for HYCCT - I can see the finish line now...

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


Karen B. said...

Ooh, love your use of colors in these two cards, the first one being shaped adds a great touch, and I love the embossed sentiment and side detail on the second. Thanks for playing at Skipping Stones Design this week!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely love the colors in your cards! The contrast and dimension are just amazing! Thanks so much for joining us for the Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I really hope your heart card wins at MFW, Maria; I think it's FABULOUS!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful shaped card and love the second one too.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

~amy~ said...

super awesome cards!!!

Geri said...

You've used SUCH lovely colors on both of these Maria! I love the brighter colors showing through on the first and the two pretty twine colors together! The second is just as pretty! The bold but watery yellow and aqua look gorgeous together...and that dab of trim...such an 'artsy' look...Love it! Gotta go check out your other CPT entries...I know there are more! (So good to be back in the saddle!;)

Lisa Elton said...

Okay now I have candy conversation hearts on my brain! What a delightful little heart this is Maria and your tag...swoon gorgeous tag with that snippet of trim! Thanks so much for joining us again at The Creative Paper Trade!

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