Friday, February 6, 2009

Hand Drawn with Catalog Colors

EDITED TO ADD: When I was making this card, I was thinking about who I'd send it to. I have many friends I can count on, and I'm so thankful for this reality. For this reason, I'm entering this card in Papertrey Ink's contest for friendship cards. I was flipping through the Spring-Summer 2009 Catalog again yesterday, and I was struck by this color combination I saw on pg. 133. Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and So Saffron. I loved it and had to do something with it. It's just so warm and beautiful.

I walked into my craft room and pulled out each of these and their accompanying bags of scraps and started to create. I wanted to do a different sized card than the standard, so I went with 3.25" x 6". I only had 1-12" x 12" sheet of card stock in the palette, so CC became the base. The rest is just scraps that I pulled out and arranged until I landed on something I liked.

The BB strip with the hearts is something I knew I wanted to do with that image as soon as I saw it. The heart reminds me of a card I made YEARS ago, before I was photographing my work. I tore hearts from rainbow colored pieces of tissue paper and they overlapped across the front of the card. On the inside was one torn from gold tissue. The sentiment I wrote for it was: "Just like the colors of the rainbow, all of us touch each other...thanks for touching me with your love." A little sappy? Perhaps...but she's the only person who has ever received that sentiment on a card!

But I digress...the card also used the "friend to friend" stamp from Love You Much, which was the perfect size for the .25" strip I found in my stash of RHR. The sentiment is from the Loop to Loop Rub-ons that came with the Hand Drawn Bundle. I like these and hope they make it from the Hostess line into the regular catalog come Fall. I was compelled to use my 3-Heart Punch again. That thing's just so handy, although I don't know why it does a little bit of wonky cutting on the curves. If you look closely at the upper left heart, you'll see what I mean.

As I've said before, decorating the interior of cards is the latest fad, and I knew that this card would benefit from color inside, so again I went to the scraps and came up with this look. The stamped hearts underneath the rub-on look really good, don't they? That little stitched look on the front and inside is from the rub-on sheet.

If you like this set, let me remind you that the only way you can possess it is to place an order for $500 or more from the catalog. Do YOU have to come up with an order that size yourself? Although some of you could, most of you probably wouldn't think of doing so, unless the government was sending you a check in the mail and making you spend it!

You could, however, host a class at your house (or some neutral, cleaned by someone else location like my house, Starbucks, or the subdivision clubhouse) or an online catalog show and collect orders from friends totaling that amount, and you, the hostess with the mostest, would be able to choose this set as one of your hostess benefits. You'd also get $60 in Hostess Dollars to spend--FREE MONEY! Give it some thought. Read my next post and see why you really should think about this...I'll give you a hint. FREE STAMPS!


Anonymous said...

hey, that was me who got that card!!!! love you. CW

Anonymous said...

Wonky is quite a word, but I am wondering if the punch is malfunctioning and should be returned and replaced. CW again

Lydia said...

Congrats on card of the week!!!!!

This is so crispy and lovely!