The idea for this card has been rolling around in my head for about one month now. I had to make it, so I would quit thinking about it. When I saw the stamp set Post Office from Molly Stamps, I wanted to incorporate them into cards too. The first one that caught my eye was the fragile image. Right away I thought of a heart. I didn't want to use the typical colors for Valentine's Day, so when I saw this pattern paper from the Sarsaparilla I knew that was going to be my color scheme.

I am not sure if the Twilight series has effected my color choice, but this one seems a little on the dark side. LOL! BTW, I am half done with the fourth and final book. OH MY! How many of you Twilight readers guessed about Jacob? and how soon? I don't want to say anymore, because I don't want to spoil it for you if you aren't on the fourth book. I guessed really early that would happen. Okay, back to my card!

This is the same chipboard heart I used on my last card, but I covered this one with barn red cardstock that I embossed with heart blocks cuttlebug folder. Yes, I used waxy flax again. I love that stuff. Once I stamped the fragile image, I colored the impact in barn red marker and punched it out with a tag punch from SU.

I sentiment "handle with care" was printed from my computer. I used the font Rock It that I found on a free font site. That is another thing I learned from my class. I didn't know how to download free fonts online and have them appear in Microsoft Word. It is really fun to search for fonts now.

Mom cam - I wanted you to see how I distressed the heart a little to make it look fragile and torn.

Materials used: (All products CTMH unless noted.)

Paper - white daisy cs, barn red cs, black cs, Sarsaparilla pattern paper

Ink - black, barn red marker

Stamp set - Post Office (Molly Stamps)

Accessories - barn red bigger brad, colonial white waxy flax, chipboard heart (Dazzling Die Cuts kit from CTMH), black organdy ribbon

Tools - small oval and large oval punch (SU), punch tag (SU), heart blocks cuttlebug embossing folder

Font - Rock It (computer generated)

Oh, I had someone ask about showing you how to color one item on a black & white or sepia photo. First, I don't think I could explain it on paper. Second, I wouldn't want to make a video on it and take away from Jessica Sprague's classes. Her classes are filled with step by step videos. If you want to learn how to use Photoshop Elements, you should take her digi classes. Even if you don't want to digi scrap, you will learn so much about your computer program.

I probably won't have anything to post on Friday, because I will be getting ready to go to a crop that night. My upline has invited us to her house for dinner and crop. That is so nice! Thanks, Chris! I have a customer who ordered 30 cards from me, so I need to gather all my supplies to make those cards. It is hard for me to remember everything to bring when I am used to creating at home.

Happy Stamping!

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Jeanne said...

This is a terrific card, Kim! I can see why this would be in your head. Love the heart and everything about this card! Great execution!

Have fun at your crop!

Donna said...

This is such a nice card kim! I love the whole feel of it and I have not read Twilight!!! But should, thanks for sharing!

wendyp said...

wow!!! Very outside the box with that set. Love it!

Barb W said...

Very nice. I love the 'mom cam' view!