Friday, July 25, 2008

Cupid's Hatpin

I'm not usually one for really lovey-dovey cards, however the other day I pulled out the new Spring Mini set Celebrate Everything, all intent to play with the cute little owl image in it, when this idea popped into my head and demanded to be acted upon. I think the hatpin-as-arrow idea was born from discussion with my sister about the Pretties Kit and little I seem to see that hatpin get used. And I was just sticking this together when Kristina posted her colour challenge, I thought it rather funny that I already had two of the colours out!

To create the scallop rectangle I used the 3/16" corner rounder, that poor little thing has been getting such a workout from me lately! I plan on posting a little tutorial about how I created this, and other scalloped shapes, in a few days. I've also had a request for a tutorial demonstrating how I coloured the motif on my first KW #17 card, I hope to have that up in a couple of days as well.

Sankari also commented on my last card that she's enjoyed the "shows I was watching" bit in the card details - she's so on my wavelength! I found myself looking at the cards I'd made and getting a flash of the show/s I had on while making it; they seem to have become a bit of an integral part so it was natural to include them in the details.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Stamp sets: Celebrate Everyday, Always
Inks: StazOn Jet Black
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate "marker", white gel pen, Pretties Kit, Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched ribbon, Dimensionals, 3/16" corner rounder, Rose Red Prints paper
Show watched while making card: Gothika


Dani Fender said...

Love the hat pin! I NEED a pretties kit!! ;)

Catherine said...

very pretty!

Sankari W. said...

Carol - you are so clever with that hatpin arrow!!! LOVE that idea!!! can't wait to see your tutorial on everything you have done :) :) :)
that card is beyond lovely
ps - I think I need to add the "shows watched while making this card" feature too :)
sending you a boat load of smiles from iowa :)

Sharon said...

Love this cute card...the spots, the scallops, the pin!