Hurray for Me!

By Taheerah | 18th February 2012 | 10 Comments

Hey everyone! How are you all doing today?

I’m back with a little card celebrating me! Why you ask? Well, just over a week ago I had the awesome news that 5 of my cards will feature in Stamp It! Cards Volume 9!! 5!!! I’m still so ecstatic and can’t tell you what this means to me.

So what’s a girl to do in situations like this? Make a card of course!

So here it is:

What do you think? I’m loving how bright and funky it is! Channelled my inner Danielle Flanders for this beauty – God I love that girl, she’s amazing!!

I started with a Rustic White card base and stamped the big bouquet from Lace Bouquet using Spring Moss ink. I stamped the frame from Celebrations using Berry Sorbet ink onto the card base and again onto Rustic White cardstock and trimmed out the two pieces. I stamped the ‘HURRAY’ sentiment onto the card base using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

So far, no layers, right?! Well, that’s not like me!! So I die cut a piece of Coaster Board and Rustic White cardstock using the frame from the Simply Jane dies. Adhered them both together with Scor Tape and then stamped the pattern using Background Basics: Chevron Stripes using CTMH Buttercup ink. I inked the edges with the same. 

I adhered one of the Celebrations frame strips onto the card base using Pinflair Glue Gel with a little dimension then adhered my frame above it with more depth before adding the bottom Celebrations strip even higher above it.

Some finishing touches next. I used a wooden embellishment from Kaisercraft and adhered a large Hawaiian Shores button, threaded with Rustic Jute Button Twine, on top of it. Tied the twine into a bow then adhered the embellishment to the card base, looping one end through the chevron frame and resting the other end on the bottom Celebrations strip.

I die cut one of the Little Labels dies from Rustic White cardstock and stamped the houndstooth pattern from Glitz Designs Distressing 2 set. I bet you were thinking that was Background Basics: Houndstooth, right?! The pattern in the Glitz set was a little smaller and a bit more distressed so I opted for that instead, stamping it with Versafine again. I scored the label, folded it in half and secured it with Scor Tape, before taking a craft knife and cutting the fold so that I could just feed the tab onto the card base instead of having to adhere/staple/sew it on. Coated both sides with Versamark and embossed with WOW! Embossing Powder in Clear Matt Dull. I love how this makes pieces look ‘finished’ without being glossy.

Last little finishing touch – stamped one of the small flowers from Lace Bouquet using Hawaiian Shores ink, trimmed out and adhered using Pinflair.

And a little Hawaiian Shores button, threaded with twine, adhered on top of one of the stamped flowers in the Chevron frame.

And that’s me! What do you think? I’m playing and experimenting with styles and supplies a lot more these days and having a blast doing so!! And what about the photography? I’m using my new Canon 60D, a light tent, little acrylic riser (to sit/stand the card on) and 12×12 papers as backdrops. I’m really enjoying getting some decent, focused photos of my cards and experimenting with ways to accent with backdrops too!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I’d love it if you left a little love on this post. Have a great weekend!!

ETA: seeing as this week’s Make It Monday is creative use of coaster board I thought I’d play along!

10 thoughts on “Hurray for Me!”

  1. Gorgeous card. Love all the dimension. Very creative the way you have the celebrations die split. Love it! Congratulations on gettting FIVE cards published! Wow! what an accomplishment. Love the manner in which you celebrated. I imangine you will be on a natural high for a couple of more days. Then again when the mag is published.

  2. This is an interesting card. So Danielle, and now, so you! I love it that you made a card to celebrate your own achievement. And, congrats on getting 5 cards published. I love to look through the mags and find my friends.

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