Friday, February 1, 2008

Tall Love Card

I made this card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. It's another non-standard sized card--the second I've done this week.

The starting point for this card was the fun striped paper I found at a craft store a little while ago. The paper is both shiny and flocked. It looks really cool in person. My photographing skills do not do it justice--LOL!

I stamped heart images from the Love & Luck set from Kitchen Sink Stamps on square shimmery white cardstock scraps. I stamped the scalloped heart image first, then filled it in with different patterned hearts. I love how the two step images let you give this set such different looks! I layered the hearts on scalloped squares and attached the squares to a piece of red textured cardstock. I added a pink scalloped strip to one side of the red panel and wrapped a piece of pink ribbon around the panel to tie in the pink in the patterned paper.

I stamped the "xoxo" sentiment from the Love & Luck set on another scrap of shimmery white cardstock and punched it out with the word window punch. To make it into a tag, I just added a black eyelet (haven't used one of those in a while . . . ). I used a piece of silver cord to attach it to the card.

On the left side of the card, I added three black buttons to the patterned paper with glue dots. To make the "stitch" in the buttons, I simply drew a line with my white gel pen. So easy!

I need to head off to sleep soon. Tomorrow morning (yes, Saturday morning!) I have my first grad school class of the semester. I'm not thrilled about taking a Saturday class, especially one that meets for 5 hours at a time, but I keep reminding myself that I have only two more classes left after I finish this one, then I graduate.

Materials Used:
Love & Luck stamp set (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Midnight Black chalk ink (VersaMagic); Pearlescent Poppy pigment ink(Brilliance); red textured cardstock (Bazill); Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, and Shimmery White cardstock, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, black eyelet, word window punch, silver cord, corner rounder, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); scalloped square punch (Marvy Uchida); patterned paper (Heidi Grace); black buttons (Walmart)


  1. This is awesome Lori!! Such a cool card! :)

  2. This card is too stinkin' cute! I love it! Good luck with your class tomorrow!! 5 hours at a time would be rough! How many weeks does it last?? You'll be glad you did it when you have it behind you though!!

  3. Super cute Lori! Good luck with your class! ;)

  4. That´s so lovely, Lori!

    wish you a wonderful weekend, Sista

  5. Wonderful Lori! Love what you did with this sketch! I've never done a card this big before so it will be a challenge for me today!
    Have fun at class...glad you see the light at the end of the tunnel! That will get you through it!

  6. Wow! Awesome card. Love it:)
    Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Wonderful card, Lori! Love the paper and the hearts you used.
    Thanks so much for playing with the sketch! Hugs and smiles

  8. What a great version of the sketch! I like the tag you added to the ribbon, it's such a nice touch.

  9. I LOVE it! I love the papers, the colors, and the buttons. What a great idea to use the gel pen to draw the stitch.

  10. Cute card! Clever with the gel pen, love how you used it on the buttons.

  11. Great job on this! I love those hearts!

  12. Hey fellow badger fan! :) Cute card, love the scallops on the side!


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