Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Inspiration from the Card Aisle

Update: I have been asked how I made the hearts on my card. Sorry that I didn't think of telling you how I made it in the first place. I will try to be better at telling how I make my little creations in the future.
To make this card I first tested the dye inks from Memento and the ColorBox Cat's eyes pigments inks on the vintage cream PTI paper because I wanted the colors to look as vibrant and yummy as in the inspiration, except I wanted it on cream paper since I was out of white cardstock. The colorbox pigment ink won this battle. All of the colors came from this color queue. Once I had all my hearts inked on the cardstock I applied glossy accents on each heart and set the card to dry on a flat surface so the glossy accents would not dry with it looking as if it was about to drip towards the bottom of the heart.  It might look like your card is going to look warped as it is drying, but don't worry. Once it is dry you will be able to gently ply it back nice and flat. Keep in mind that I made this card with PTI cardstock, I am not sure what your results will be on less thick paper. Thanks for stopping by and your interest in how I made it.

I made this card for a little fun challenge that Laurie from Soapbox Creations put on for fun over at her blog here.

It's not exactly from the card aisle but as good as, because this picture below is from the Target advertisement flyer that comes in the Sunday newspaper. This is from around Valentine's Day as you might imagine with all the hearts. The one that really got my attention was the one in the bottom right corner, I saved the picture as inspiration to recreate some time in the future. When I read Laurie's post I thought it would be fun to play along in this little challenge and recreate this card that I really liked sooner than later. Thanks Laurie! This was fun.  


Stamps used are from Inkadinkado (hearts) and Wplus9 (birds and the bees) 

8 comments:

  1. Wendy!! I absolutely love this! Those hearts are so adorable! I love where you got your inspiration! Thank you so much for playing along!!

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  2. Wonderful card, Wendy! I love your hearts--much cuter than the original!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love this - great idea for a challenge too!

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  4. I can see why that card caught your eye, and your take on it is fabulous. Love the shape of the hearts and their shine. How did you make them?

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  5. Cute card! I love the CAS look with so many colors.

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  6. Ok...I want to know how you made your hearts...they are so GORGEOUS and perfect....yummy, pretty colors!

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  7. This is amazing! I (glossy) heart it! :)

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