Thursday, May 6, 2010

Plaid Hugs

For my husband, who deserves way more than a card!

Card Construction Details:

1.  Decide on light blue and orange scheme -- works with color wheel and Mike likes orange.
2.  Die cut cream cardstock with Nestability No. 4 die.
3.  Using temporary double sided tape, adhere die cut to pad of grid paper and stamp Waltzingmouse dotted frame from Very Vintage Labels No. 4 in PTI Spring Rain (also known as Light Blue) ink.  Perfect first time as Claire and I both geniuses. 
4.  Stamp heart from Sweethearts set.
5.  Stamp sentiment from same set in Memento Tangelo ink ("orange" in non stamper speak).
6.  Stamp plaid from WM Faux Fun Cream PTI ink and Tangelo ink onto Spring Rain cardstock.
7.  Watch Say Yes to the Dress with my Mom.
8.  Marvel that woman buys $11,000 dress when she could have room full of stamping supplies instead.
9.  Assemble card as shown, adding PTI Tea dye inks along edges and coloring white brads with a Copic marker cause it is easier than hunting through stash of orange embellishments buried under stash of magazines.
10.  Debate whether it matters that the word "and" is not centered over the heart, but is centered on the die cut.  Decide issue will remain one of life's mysteries.
11.  Notice that plaid layer crooked.
12.  Remove plaid layer and hold breath to see whether entire card ruined.
13.  Ah! Dimensionals used not all that strong and layer removes without major damage.
14.  Reattach correctly and press hard on new layer of dimensionals to stick.

Mood When Done -- Huggy


  1. Such a lovely card. I'm sure Mike will love it.
    oh, and number 8 made me laugh!

  2. Love it Joan - that plaid just beats all!

  3. Yes you and Claire are both geniuses! Cute card!

  4. LOL(as usual)--$11,000. buys a LOT of supplies. Glad to know I'm not the only one who finishes a card and decides one of the elements is crooked.

  5. Fabulous! I love that plaid stamp

  6. Hey! Get Mom to give you money for dress and buy stampin stuff instead!
    keepin it simple sweetie!!
    Love the color combo, too!

  7. Fab card Joan, reading your posts always makes me smile :)

  8. I like almost all the cards you make (this one is fabulous), and I ALWAYS like to read your posts. They make me laugh and like mamajulie said..... It's nice to read that I am not the only one who has problems like crooked layers after a card is finished.


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