Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ivy Valentine

This is a Valentines card I made using Tickled Pink Stamps "Fashionette 20's Evie" image; I just realised I titled this post "Ivy Valentine", obviously it should have been "Evie Valentine", which brought to mind the song from childhood "Evie, Ivy Over" do you remember it?? Mmmm, not old enough?

I was under a bit of pressure to get the post up: I went to upload the photos and realised I hadn't taken any!! And I was only minutes away from a deadline!!  Does anybody else do that, or is it just me?  Oh well, I got it up in time to enter my Ivy/Evie Valentine in the Tickled Pink Challenge for this week which was "Punch it Out, use your punches". 
I've used my Labels Four Nestabilities (which may or may count as a punch) for the image and sentiment mats, I  left them in the die then distressed the edge with some pink Versa Mark ink, I've never done it that way before but I think I like it - the way it leaves the edge crisp and clean.
The lace down the sides is definitely punched:  Using Martha Stewart's Doily Lace punch to be precise, and the little heart "thought bubbles" (well that's how I visualised them to go with my sentiment, lol) were punched too.  I used an offcut of paper from the same pad that the rest of the papers on this card are from, namely the Kaisercraft Made with Love 6" collection and a small heart punch (the manufacturer of which I have no idea!!) then popped them up on foam dots for dimension.  The image was pop-dotted too!  Oh, and the corners of the card were rounded with my Carl corner rounder punch too!
I used this sketch from Pollycrafts Challenge "use the sketch and a love element", have I said before how much I love the simple sketches?  Pixie Dust Studios has "Be My Valentine and Creative Inpirations has Valentines/Love so I'll be entering there Totally Papercrafts has friendship, and as I often think of my friends with love I'm entering this card there too.  Stamp Challenges has it's "February Digi Day" happening, so as this is a digi stamp (like the vast majority of my stamps!) I'll be entering there too.  Creative Craft Challenges has "Hearts and Flowers", as does My Time to Craft: loads of hearts here, and YES a flower - on Evies dress! 
Because the card itself is really quite a dark pinky red, I've stuck some cream vellum inside it to write on.   I cut a frame out of pale lilac paper and the glittery hearts paper form the front.  Surprise, surprise the glitteryness (sort of) shows in this photo!
I made this card quite quickly, it really is a simple little thing and using die cuts and punches does speed things up a bit!!  I hope you like Ivy/Evie, and I thought I'd give you a heads up that I'll be posting my All That Scraps Guest Design Team projects later today!  I've had them made up for a while, to the point that some of the challenges I was going to enter them in have expired - oh well I'll just share them for sharing's sake!  They are really cute images, so come back and have a look later - there will be three YES THREE separate posts for them, that will be FOUR posts in one day!!  Have I got your interest piqued??
Good!  I'll see you "later" then; until then Happy Crafting, Dee


Zarah said...

Very cute! I love the soft feeling to this card!

Thanks for playing with us at this week! :D

Brenda said...

I love it!! I love the image. I haven't seen her before! I love the design, gorgeous coloring. And yes, I remember Evie, Ivy over!!

Emma said...

A gorgeous card, I love the image and fabulous colours.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Stressed Stamper said...

Love the papers and image.
Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah-Stressed Stamper

Cat said...

What an adorable card! Love the DP and borders! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Sandra said...

Beautiful card,such a lovely image and a great take on the sketch and theme...thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

Deb said...

gorgeous punch detail and die cut and what a beautifully colored image, so cute, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations

Cor* said...

OMword you did an awesome job with this Tickled Pink image! Way to go to town with the punchwork and those lil hears are perfect !Thanks so much for sharing your LOVE/VALENTINES creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round! Hope to see you next time too!

patriziawithaz said...

Hiya Donna x What a super card - it's great !!! I love the image and the colouring.It is really lovely to see your work at MTTCC this week and I hope you come back again soon xx

Lesley said...

Cute card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Jolara said...

Lovely card ! thanks for joining the pixies this week ! Joyce