Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love Lives Here

Inspiration

Here's my second card this week for Heartfelt Creations. I have several masculine birthdays in January and February, and I love this mountain scene from the Mystic Hideaway set. I picked up this designer paper at the Scrap & Stamp show last week in Mesquite, and I thout it made a perfect pair with the scene. It also is my first use of the Sew Easy tool - that took a bit of effort; I'm not sure twine is the best product for this tool, but I made it work, and I like the final look.

LoveLivesHere

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper

Soft Suede (SU!)5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4"
Huckleberry Pond Distressed (The Paper Loft)3 3/4" x 5"
Huckleberry Pond Patterned (The Paper Loft)3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Ink

Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Soft Suede (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3445: Mystic Hideaway PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3449: Door to My Heart PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

Deckled Ovals Large (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Sew Easy (We R Memeory Keepers)
Baker's Twine (The Twinery)
Needle
Sponge
Scor-Pal
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG (3M)
Rotary trimmer with straight & deckled blades (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD and MAT LAYERS

Cut a piece of brown card stock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold. Cut a piece of blue distressed card stock measuring 3 3/4" x 5" and mount on the card front. Cut a piece of forest patterned paper measuring 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and mount in the center of the blue paper.

STITCHING

Pierce the holes for stitching using the Sew Easy tool along the edge of the mat. If the holes don't go through the card stock, use the needle to open the holes. Cut a length of twine, about 10 inches, and thread the needle. Anchor the twine on the back of the card with a piece of tape, and stitch around the card. Start a new piece of twine when you need to, always anchoring with tape to hold it on the back. When you've stitched all the way around and anchored the last piece of twine, you may want to cover the back of the card front with a piece of card stock to cover all the twine ends and tape.

IMAGE

Cut/emboss a large deckled oval from ivory card stock. Stamp the image and the sentiment in brown ink in the center of the oval. Color the image with COPIC markers. I used these colors: YG91, YG93, YG95, E53, E55, W3, B0000, B91. Use a sponge to apply brown ink around the edge of the oval. Mount the oval on the card front using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

6 comments:

hlm said...

Very interesting card. I really like the background paper!

Betty J Schaub said...

very pretty Lisa, I love the unique stitching. Must have taken some time.

Olga said...

Lisa this is stunning, love it!!!!

Candy said...

The baker's twine is a nice touch!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love this! Have a Wonderful Weekend! Olena

Caroline D. said...

Just Beautiful!! Love that stitching!!

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