Friday, February 3, 2012

Early Valentine

This one is for my real Valentine! Now, as you all know, I am not a professional and I do NOT have any connections to anyone in the business of cardmaking or scrapbooking. Since I recently got a bunch of new followers, I thought I would restate that. With that said, I recently took a Clean and Simple class online. One of the contributors was Kristina Werner. About that time, she had put together a card kit for Simon Says Stamp. I just had to buy it! There is a kit every month by her or a subscription where the cost is a little less. One of the reasons, other than the fact that I knew I would love whatever she put together, was that a winter set of Tim Holtz' distress inks was included! I don't know about the March kit as I have so much stuff that I am trying not to buy more just now!! This card was made from that kit. I know she gathered lots of really neat stuff for this kit and I was dying to get into it. She also included an 8 1/2 x 11 photo sheet of cards made with this kit! So mostly the front of my card is her doing. A few of my own touches, but I just love the stuff this gal does!! The inside of the card is  an older Tilda that I just adore. It used to be much harder for me to color her hair, but I guess that old adage about practice is true! I punched out a few little hearts and glued them on. That part of the stamp never seems to stamp perfectly and I thought this was a better solution than masking out the ones that don't stamp as nicely as I want them to.
I did something very new to me, I cut out the spellbinder's die and THEN stamped and colored it! That tiny little stamp is from a set from Stampingscrapping.com. It is to go with a spellbinders label set. It is also one of the first stamp sets I ever bought!! Now you know I had only been scrapping for a year at the most before I started my blog. For those of you interested in my stamp storage - hang in there. I have to find time to try unmounting my stamps before I can pass it on. Need to find a little more time.
So here is the card!
This is the front. Behind that cute tag is a single sheet of cardstock! Told you it was a cool kit! The tag is made entirely from  pieces in the kit except for the eyelet and my punched, raised heart (which has stickles - just couldn't stand it, went through stickles withdrawl!!). This tag was shown on that example sheet and I just adore it! Thought the edge of the card needed a little something, so I punched the lacy edge.
I used the spellbinders dies to cut these. My Tilda is copic colored with:R20, R59, R27, E00, E11, E18, E37, E35, E33, E31, Y21, Y26, Y28, YR20, YR23. I used dimensionals to hold up Tilda and there are stickles on the punched hearts as well as a little bit in her basket. I also stickled her wings. I love how she came out. If you want to do a comparison, she is in my banner. I colored the stuff in the banner when I first started coloring!! Hope you enjoy this and a Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!! Hugs, Barb F

25 comments:

syllie said...

Lovely card Barb. I love the DP's and also your Tilda is looking very pretty.
xxxSylvia

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Nice work, I love the tilda, beautiful coloring. Cheers, Holley http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com

Lisa T said...

cute cards!

Barb Hardeman said...

How very precious Barb! Your coloring on Tilda is beautiful and the little hearts are gorgeous. Nothin' better than a sweet heart Valentine...hugs...Barb <><

Danielle said...

Nice job, Barb... Loving the DP you used, as well as the punched border.

Pam said...

Tilda is so cute with her hearts. Lovely colors and coloring.
Hugs....Pam:)

Regina said...

Barb, your card is so cute!!! Love it!! The DP are great and your coloring on Tilda is amazing! Have a nice weekend!!

Snoopy said...

Fantastic cards, Barb!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Paper Tails said...

Tilda looks awesome! Very pretty card.

Karen

julieprice3 said...

So very sweet!
Hugs Julie P

Kathy said...

Very cute!love your coloring. Great job.

LINDA W. said...

Your card is great I love it the kit that you bought. You turned the kit into a beautiful card.
hugs Linda

Linda said...

What an adorable card!!!! Love the design and colors!!!!! Sweet Sweet Sweet!!!! Love it!!!!

Suzi said...

Adorable card Barb, love the papers and your colour combo of sweet Tilda.
Hugs
Suzi x

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card front and love your Tilda. Beautiful papers and design.

Elle said...

How sweet is this!

cathylynn said...

Great card with wonderful coloring!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Rene said...

Oh how pretty! Tilda is colored beautifully!
Rene :D

Marie Gamber said...

Very cute card! Very sweet. Thank yo for joining us at iCopic!
Hugs,
Marie

Marie Gamber said...

Very cute card! Very sweet. Thank yo for joining us at iCopic!
Hugs,
Marie

Michele from MS said...

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ScrappySandie said...

Adorable card, Barb! Love the DP's, your punched border and Tilda- colored so nicely!

thescrapmaster said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing at icopic.com . I hope to see you back again this week for our new challenge.
Hugs,
Samantha
www.thescrapmaster.com

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet job on this card Barb. Love the romantic red and the cute colored Tilda :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Laurie said...

Wow! you've come a long way, baby! He's going to love this! Great job!