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Monday, January 10, 2011

Stamps R Us Challenge #12- A Shaped Card

The Stamps R Us Challenge for the next two weeks is to create a shaped card. I had many ideas, but decided to make a Heart shaped card as it coordinated with the image so nicely. 
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The image is a digi from Gingerloft. I printed it out and cut it out…I added a little Copic Spica pen for glitz around the white outer edge of the image.  I decided to try something creative with a doily….gathering it to fit around my heart image…
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First I cut out the center, then ran a running stitch around the edge of the inside of the circle.
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Then I gently pulled on the thread and adjusted the gathers.
  I added a couple of flowers made with the 3/4” and the 1” circle punch that were sponged with red ink. 
The background red is run through the Cuttlebug with Coordinations cardstock. I lightly sanded the Love Bites candy images and I am done!  I used the largest heart and scalloped heart Nestability dies- and they do fit into a regular A-4 envelope.
  I hope you will stop by Stamps R Us and play in our challenge. 
Challenges:
Gingerloft- celebrations (Valentines Day)
One Stitch at a Time- Love and Valentines
Secret Crafter-Tons of Texture
Sweet Stamping Challenge-Try Something New-gathering a doily
Stamp Something-use a digi
Paper Crafting Journey-(New Challenge Blog)  Use a digi
Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

49 comments:

E.T said...

gorgeous!

Kristine said...

OOOH, you're such a li'l genious!! LOVE that gathered doily! I'm so gonna try that some time =) Looks super with your photo and heart too.

Mervi said...

Lovely project!
I came from Feline Playful and I'm now your follower;-))m

Carrie said...

Shelly this card is AWESOME!!! I don't even know what else to say about it. I love it.

craftattack said...

A beautiful card Shelly!

Flutterby Trina said...

hi i have come to your blog though feline playful! your creations are beautiful! I have become a follower! I have some candy on my blog, running until later today, if you haven't signed up already and you have time please feel free!!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Fabulous card...thanks for the wee tuut on the gathered doily!

Sassylassy said...

Oh how beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to try that.
Hugs Bonnie

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Beautiful creation Shelly! As are many of your works as I look down through your blog!
I have found you via Feline Playful and am now a follower. See you soon!

Cindy2 said...

Cute use of doily. I am here from FP and looking for inspiration. C2

Tanya said...

So pretty! I love the idea with the gathered heart, clever!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a romantic valentine card!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Shelly, your shaped Valentine is fabulous, love it!

Thanks for all you do for the Stamps R Us challenge blog!

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! Came via Feline Playful :)

jimlynn said...

WOW Shelly!!! This is sensational!!! Love it. Wonderful way to use that doily too.
Lynn

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! You have done a fab job with your Gingerloft image!

Thank you for sharing with us at Gingerloft & OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

very cute! I love the lace(doily) around the image! I am going to have to try that!

Lynn Stevens said...

So pretty and great idea with the doily!

Kristi said...

Love this Shelly! I hope you don't mind if I use this technique: I love to use doilies and this idea is awesome! I'm a new follower from Feline Playful. Have a great week!

Hugs,
Kristi

Paddington fan said...

Wow,love this card and thank you for showing us how you did the gathered doiley - I'll have to try that! A great entry for our love & Valentines challenge at OSAAT this week, good luck, love Jacky x

Mrs A. said...

Hello Shelly,
You have won the give away on my blog. Please pop over for the details and how to claim.
Hugs Mrs A. (F.P.#25)

PCJ said...

A wonderfully romantic looking creation!

Thanks for joining us at PCj for our first challenge and I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Lisa x

Linda w said...

Love your card, what a clever use of a doily, must give that a try...thanks for the inspiration. I'm visiting you from Feline Playful and I'm now your follower. Had a look around at some of the great projects on your blog, looking forward to your posts.Hugs lin

Margo said...

Hi Shelly,
I visited you already on 1 jan 'cause of the wrong numbers :)
Love your card :)
Greetz
Margo

Bev said...

Here via FP. I love the gathered doily idea. I am now a follower. Will be back:)

**Farrah** said...

Beautiful heart shaped card!!
Glad I found your blog thru Feline P!
Farrah

Gerrie Johnnic said...

...oh dear, and she sews too!, lol....Luv this GF!

shell said...

Fabulous card hun, i'm a follower now.
Shell xx

Jagusia said...

Beautifyl card!
I found your blog from Feline Playful and become a follower

Jagusia said...

Beautifyl card!
I found your blog from Feline Playful and become a follower

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Faye said...

Hello Shelly. Happy 2011. Just doing the Feline Playful rounds. This is sooooo pretty, love how you've used the doily. x

PetraB said...

A lovely card, the shape works so perfectly with the image.

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful doily trim and valentines.

faithnme said...

such a beautiful projects.. you have wonderful creations on your blog. I will be visiting often

Hugs

Juanita said...

Hi there I'm a new follower from Feline Playful. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Juliet A said...

So now we are hand sewing instead of machine sewing! Seriously, this cuttlebugged heart-shaped valentine is adorable!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques! Great card! I stopped by from Feline Playful and now am a follower. Happy New Year!

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

gina said...

Congratulations Shelly. You have one the Digi blog hop Digi prize pack.

Please come to the hop and leave a comment with your email address (I will not publish the comment)and I will send you your prize pack asap.

Jack said...

Beautiful. Just like one of those old fashioned valentine crds. xx

Josephine said...

What a great idea, and a beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Christine said...

Hi Shelly! New friend and follower here from FP. Your work is beautiful. It's been a fun visit. See you again soon!!

Shelley said...

Beautiful shaped Valentine, thanks for the instructions on gathering the doily!

Margreet said...

beautiful...so nice what you did with the doily.....love your blog....I'm a Feline follower
xxx Margreet

Jenni said...

Gorgeous, love your lacey card and the image is fabtoo! I'm here visiting from Feline Playful and thought you might be interested in a new challenge blog starting soon over here
Have a great day!
Jenni x

Rush'd Lady said...

I love your oldfashioned looking heart card! I also have an oldfashioned card craft that I just posted. I read your profile and saw that you like history too and that you are Irish and German. I have a history blog as well & a family history one. I'm Irish, German, French & English! :)

Lynn said...

Fantastic card and love the heart and ofcourse the wonderful image :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges
Huggs
Lynn xx

Priyanka said...

I love this digi from gingerloft, grt use of lace, thanks for sharing ur creativity with us.