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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Love You to Pieces

Ok, this is my third post tonight and I'm getting sleepy so I think I'll stop for today!  Be sure to check my previous post (I share my experience in 'sprucing-up' my craft room and have blog candy!)

So this post is for a card I made for MoxieFab's Stamp It! Cards Week.  There are five different ones and this one is called "The Love Card Challenge".  We have to make a love card using stamping as the main technique.  Stamping?  Card? Definitely the perfect 'love' combination!  Here's my card:


For the  main image I stamped two separate flowers: one red, one pink.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut out a circle from the pink flower.  I then used a heart punch to cut out hearts in a circular pattern.  To ensure I had a decent 'heart circle', here's what I did:


  1. Stamp an extra pink flower and randomly punch out hearts.  The way I punched them I only got 4 and then used them on the inside of the card).  
  2. On the circle to be used on the card, cut one heart out and turn the circle around.  
  3. Place the heart punch-outs from step 2 as shown
  4. Trace top of hearts with pencil
  5. Use the tracing to line up punch and you'll get a perfect pattern! 
  6. Save the heart punch outs from step 5 to incorporate in design. 
Once the circle with the pink flower had the hearts punched out I adhered it over the red flower in a way the flower image is not disrupted.  

I really wanted the card to say "I love you to pieces" because it goes so well with the design.  Only problem was I don't have a stamp with that sentiment and I did not want to print it on the computer since the main technique for this challenge is stamping.  Then I remembered I had a little set of alphabet stamps so I made my own sentiment!  To line the letters up I lightly traced a straight line with a  ruler and erased it when done.  

That's my love card, friends.  And thank you Cath for another great challenge!  This is the first challenge I participate on since you're back from surgery so I was feeling the love for the Moxie Fab World!  What can I say but: "Love you to pieces!" 

Have a bright day!
Aixa




3 comments:

  1. I love your clever flower! I will CASE this someday!

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  2. You are so talented! I love the layout and design! I added myself to your followers. I found your blog in the Outlawz discussion about followers , I hope you can visit me too @ www.scrappyduesbydarlene.blogspot.com hugs!

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  3. Hey Aixa! Thanks for linking this up to the Love Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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