Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Will You Be Mine?


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I wanted to enter a card contest at a local store and thought I'd show one of the three cards I created on today's TSB. First place gets the winning card displayed in the store's front window! The theme is, of course, Valentine's Day but it was quite challenging for me for several reasons. First, the required card size was 5" x 7", which is not a size I use very often. The proportions are different, but I was game. Also, most of the materials used had to come from the store, which specializes in high-end papers, ribbons, and stationary -- alas, all my stamps had the day off and I really had to get creative with what I had to work with.

The first card I made is actually my favorite, and the most simple. The store carried some very charming and fancy gift wrap, and, as I couldn't use my stamps, this is where I headed. For this card, I carefully cut out these two sweet children (twice) from a sheet of gift wrap (removing the toys that they each pulled behind them), and popping them out over a giant, shimmery pink heart. All that remained was adding a scalloped heart and a computer-generated sentiment. I was quite pleased with how old-fashioned this turned out, which was what I had hoped for.

I actually made two versions of this card, one using a sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You, and one without one of the sketch elements. Which do you prefer? Please feel free to leave me a comment with your opinion, or just to say hi!
BEAN NOTES: Pull-Toy Gift Wrap; Kate's Paperie Paper by the Pound; Spellbinders Classic Hearts and Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Computer & Printer

P.S. I'll be posting me other two entries for the contest in the next few days, so please come back and visit.

18 comments:

Ivanka Lentle said...

Simply gorgeous!! The images are just precious! Very creative. Good luck with the contest.

Laura Davis said...

Awwwww this is simply adorable! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

mom2christopher said...

I LOVE it! Those images are awesome! Thanks for playing along at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

Ann Schach said...

So sweet, Regina! I like the 2S4Y version the best! The extra element really adds so much! Good luck! I can't see how anyone could do better than this!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

This is nostalgic gorgeousness!! I often use gift wrap in my designs as well. That's all I had as a little girl. Gift wrap and pretty napkins. Great job!! This is a beaute!!

IrishGirl said...

They are both adorable! I like the added element the best but they are both great. Good luck!

Patti MacLeith said...

I like the one with the ribbon behind it. They are both gorgeous, though!

Lea L. said...

This is so darling! I love the clean design, and the kid images are so cute!! Great job with Laura's sketch!

♥Lea

....Linda.... said...

So sweet - I like the one with the band going across the back. Hope you win!

Mary Fish said...

clever and sweet . . . hope you win! hugs, m

Tanya said...

How sweet! Darling images, such a cute card!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I sure hope you win... both are absolutely charming!!! Hugs,

Pam said...

Regina, I love your cards. this is just precious. I love the vintage look of these images. You did a beautiful job.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

Absolutly faboulous! :-)

starqueen said...

Hi Regina,
I'm Regina too! I love both of your sweet cards, but I do like the contrast of the background stripe on the first one. I think that was the sketch...

I really enjoy your blog and your beautiful work. It's wonderful that you share complete materials lists and give great info and directions on how you make different features of your cards. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent!

Nerina said...

CONGRATULATIONS on winning the 2S4Y challenge this week!

Stacey Schafer said...

darling card! congrats on your prize at 2K4Y:)

Cathy said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love this one.
Thanks,
Cathy