Sunday, December 21, 2008

Melinda Hugging Hearts

I made this card for both today's Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS, and for the OCC Lovey Dovey challenge! WOW! I've NEVER gotten two challenges in one card before! LOL!

Today's featured stamper is paulatracy. Please be sure to check out her awesome gallery is HERE . I cased her Make A Wish card. I used the same stamp and general layout, but changed the vertical ribbon to horizontal, and changed the papers and colors to make it uniquely my own.

The stsamp I used on the front of the card is Melinda Hugging Heart by Whiff of Joy.

I stamped it on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The stamped image was colored using Tombow (water based) markers and a damp paint brush. After shading the wings, I added Frosted Lace Stickles for a little sparkle.

The pearls in each corner are from Kaiser Craft . The cardstock is Pink Prismatics and Blush Red Prismatics dark.

For the inside of the card I used the Elisabeth Bell Accessories & Sentiments set, also from Whiff of Joy. I accented the little hearts on the pillow with a Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen.

The designer is by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby, and the ribbon is from my stash.

I'm off to work on preparations for wrapping gifts? Nope...still haven't done it yet! And my procrastination about it is totally stressing me out! :-)

Have you seen the blog candy giveaway on my friend Joan Ervin's blog at Stamping With A Passion ? She is new to blogging, and is celebrating 10,000 hits! Be sure to get on over there fast...the drawing is today after she gets home from church! And she has some really awesome goodies! While you're there, be sure to check out her fabulous work!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow girl, I love it all...the cute WOJ image, pretty papers, and yummy polka dot ribbon. Gorgeous on the inside too!

Carol said...

I'm so ready to move on from Christmas cards, so this sweet treat really fits the bill! What a cute image! I love how you colored it, and that strip on the inside looks fabulous! Great card!

mudmaven said...

These are so cute! So glad to hear I'm not alone in the wrapping department - yikes - gotta get busy! ~chris

silkeledlow said...

WOW - Michelle - this is a fantastic card and case!!! I sooooo love this darling image and your coloring oh my - it's fab too!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Michelle, this image is so sweet! Wonderful colouring too!!! I'm so glad you could play along with us at the OCC!

Kim said...

Michelle your card is GORGEOUS! Wow, it's so beautiful! I love everything about it! Hope you have a very Happy Holidays!
Hugs~ Kim

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

A beautiful card inside and out! Such gorgeous coloring! Thanks for playing!

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is just fabulous, Michelle!!! Such gorgeous coloring and you even did the inside....soooo AWESOME!!! Thanks for the plug, are so sweet!!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!