Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Home (I'm so proud of this card!!)

I made this card for my niece and her boyfriend who just got a house together. I wanted to send them a little housewarming card! I started with chocolate chip base, then added a piece of DP from my scrap bin (it is SU but can't remember which line), then a white layer. On this layer, I stamped a bunch of trees from Lovely as a tree in different colours for the background, and sponged the edges with chocolate chip. Now for the fun part!! I coloured the Magnolia house with my koh-i-noor pencils and gamsol then cut it out. I cut out the window panes and the door so that it opened. I took a piece of yellow (so saffron maybe??) and stamped the image of furniture stacked up from Loads of Love accessories (SU) in the window and the little dogs in the door, so it looked like they were sleeping by the front door (they don't have dogs but I know Carla wants one!) These stamps fit PERFECTLY in those spots, I was TICKLED PINK!!!! I attached the yellow pieces to the house with stampin' dimensionals so they looked 3D, then attached the house to the tree background with pop dots. I used yellow for a warm look, like the lights were on. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from Verve Visual's Wonderful Wishes set and cut it out, sponged it, and attached it over the door. It says "Wishing you the happiest of days".

Not sure if I've ever mentioned this trick, but when I get new stamps, I keep the rubber bits that are scraps from around the image. I use them as my pop dots! I peel off the red rubber side, attach some adhesive cuz it isn't always sticky, then attach the image! Cheap & reusing!!! I have about 4 zippie bags full!!! lol


12 comments:

Michelle Goto-Bertuzzi said...

Hi Chris! Saw your blog from Canadian Scrapbooker's Blog Carnival. I live in Calgary too - Coventry Hills. Whereabouts are you? Great great work! Love it!

Tammy said...

Love this card. Cute door:)

Tammy
SBS4

Seleise said...

this is so super cute!!! love it!!! and great tip! TFS!

Littlekel90 said...

Wow, you should be proud of this card. It is adorable! Great idea with the house, cutting out the windows and door that opens. Oh my goodness, everything about it is SWEET! I love it. I had to smile about the foam reusable pop-dots. LOL I do that too. I have a big zip-lock baggie full that I use from a little here and there. I have thrown a few away, but most I keep.

Donelda said...

OMG Chris, this is an amazing card!! They will love it and know how much thought you put into it!! Holiday was great -- awesome whether!! Wish we were back there except I missed my stamping and blogging buddies! :-)

jlyne said...

Hi chris,
This card reminds me so much of suzanne's card http://scrapbitz.blogspot.com/2008/07/my-top-10.html
She has the best ideas!!! I love her cards and she is always an inspiration.Thanks Suzanne!!!
Great casing chris:)

Marcia said...

Love this card Chris, very unique and definately in the moment. I am with you on the extra bits of rubber, I always show my customers this tip and yes, I am all about cheap too!

deb said...

This turned out fantastic!! What a cute idea!! I love this stamp! One of my favs! They will love this card!!
hugz

Simon Says Stamp said...

Chris, LOVE your suggestion about using the scrap rubba as pop ups! I am a big fan of pop ups, AND OF YOU TOO! It's been such a pleasure to work with you! I am honored you agreed to design for us! http://simonsaysstampblog.blogspot.com/ We'll be publishing your work soon! YIPPPEE!

Deb said...

fantastic card Chris, I so love this, you have every right to be proud of it!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful!

Nathalie said...

It's so beautiful. In french: J'adore!!!!!!!!!

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