Saturday, January 24, 2009

Love Card

This is a card that I've created using the stamp set that I've designed for QKD's January 2009 Get Inked! Kit. Hope that it would further inspire those of you who had bought that kit. For those of you who did not get a chance to own that kit, try your luck in my blog giveaway where I'll be giving away this stamp set to one lucky winner. Make sure you add yourself as a follower of this blog. I'll be picking a winner from there.

Here are the steps to this card.

1) Use a white card stock as the base for this card. Cut out four strips of pattern paper and attach it to the card vertically.


2) Cut out another rectangular piece from a white card stock and distress it's edges using the scissors distressing technique. Ink it with distress ink. Use the "cherry blossom tree" stamp and the "Distance" Effect with Stamping" technique to create the stamped images on it.


3) Stamp the "Chinese characters" image using solvent ink on it's lower right too. Mat this piece onto a green card stock and hand stitch around the edges. Paste this piece in the middle of the card.


4) Cut out a bird from a white card stock and ink it's edges with distress ink. Add some Stickles and liquid pearls to dress it up. Paste it to the upper right of the card.


5) Add a strip of ribbon on the bottom of the card. I've used a die-cut "LOVE" and ink it's edges with distress ink. Paste it onto a black card stock and add some glossy accents to it. Use a white gel pen to doodle some faux stitches on it and attach this piece on bottom of the card.

Isn't this card very simple and easy? So, for those of you who have this set of stamp with you, take it out and try to create something using it. For those who wish to try their luck in winning a set to play with, scroll down to participate in my blog candy.

I'll still be uploading some samples using this stamp set in my next few posts. Be sure to check out February's Get Inked! Kit from QKD. I've designed the stamps and written some technique/projects sheets for it. I'll also be doing some further samples besides the projects that come with the kit hoping to further inspire. So, if you don't want to miss out on it, make sure you sign up on the wait list for February's GI Kit. I think there are only about 2 to 3 kits left.


Sources: Pattern Papers: Prima Marketing; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamp: Queen Kat Designs; Others: Ranger Liquid Pearls,Ranger Glossy Accents, Ranger Stickles, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, floss for stitching, ribbon, Helmar glue, glue dots and other adhesives.

19 comments:

Yvonne said...

Wow, what gorgeous, gorgeous, card! So beautiful and unique.
Yvonne.

Linda said...

Irene, this is gorgeous! And inspiring....I'm was looking for inspiration for a Chinese New Years card I'm making to give to a friend.

mininessie said...

really precious Irene :D

Debbie said...

Stunning card Irene. Love all your techniques on this one, especially the 'distance stamping'

Hugs Debbie xx

Debbie said...

Stunning card Irene. Love all your techniques on this one, especially the 'distance stamping'

Hugs Debbie xx

Peggy said...

I love the stamping in different colours, this gives a beautiful result.
xxx Peggy

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Just stunning. I love how you put your colours together. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Irene :)

Yvonne Ohumukini-Urness said...

Ditto what everyone else has already said...the card is beautiful! I especially love how you used the distance effect technique with different colored inks and the faux white stitching! Aloha ~Yvonne

Hanne said...

This card is so beautiful Irene! Great "Distance" effect!
Hanne

Snoes said...

this is so beautiful , i love your colors en your techniques , super blog , i like it very match , i give you de Encouraged Award ,go and have a look at my blog

greetings Ingrid

alice said...

c'est superbe
bravo!!

scrappy girl said...

Simply beautiful. And another great technique to try. Thanks

Mari said...

I've been following your blog for a while (this may be my first comment) but I had to say that I LOVE this! I think it's perfect - can't wait to try something like it!

Lynn said...

beautiful card! The stamps are great! love it! tfs ;)

malin said...

the love-card is really nice - I think everything that you create is so wonderful :)

SuZeQ said...

Absolutely stunning, as are all of your creations. Thank you for everything!

PS - GREAT songs on your playlist, too!

Rleen said...

WOW! Irene, this is gorgeous! I really love the bird so cute and I love the design too. TFS!

Hugs,
Arlene

Catherine said...

Hi, I had a go at this card. I have to say it is not a spot on yours but I had to make do with the stamps I had. I had great fun creating it. It is on my blog if you fancy a look. http://craftyred.blogspot.com/

paulien710 said...

WOW WOW WOW....
what a beautiful card this is honey!
I love the stamped images!

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