Saturday, January 29, 2011

Key To My Heart

There is a great sketch this week over at Mojo Monday, and I've used it for two very different Valentine Cards. For today's card, I didn't stray from the original design and I love the result.  In place of the hat pin, I've used the new Trinket Keys from Stampin' Up! I knew when I saw them in the mini catalog next to the You're A Gem stamp set, that I'd be seeing both items on my craft table in short order! Hee!

I just remembered the category for SUO Challenges this time is Valentine Projects. Guess who's going to be pulling double duty?!

For the sentiment, I gave it a background (from Artistic Etchings) by using the rock and roll method to ink my stamp on the outer edges only. This allowed the sentiment a little room to shine. After punching it out, I distressed it a bit; then sponged on Soft Suede ink.

The panel underneath the scallop was created using images from Artistic Etchings again, but this time I used Soft Suede ink and the Tea Stain dye ink from the Distressing Essentials Kit. After a run through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice embossing folder, I distressed it around the edges and sponged with Soft Suede.

The key seemed a little too silver and bright, so I sponged Soft Suede on it too - although it will probably rub off if touched. And of course, I HAD to use the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder for my background piece. I love that thing!

Tomorrow, I'll share with you the OTHER card I created using this same sketch. It's a COMPLETELY different (and fun) card.

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Key To My Heart Supply List
Stamps: Artistic Etchings (W-118517, C-120573), You're A Gem (W-122268, C-122270)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Basic Black (101179), Cherry Cobbler (119669), Tea Stain Dye Ink (kit-118762)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Soft Suede (115318)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439),  Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (120175),  Square Lattice embossing folder (119976), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle XL punch (118874), 1-3/4" Circle punch (119850), Circles #2 die (114526), Distressing Essentials (118762)
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (120992), Sponge Daubers (102892), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Trinket Keys (121892), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Beautiful card. Such rich colors and great vintage look. Thanks for joining in at SUO Challenges.

  2. Gayle this is so beautiful. I love all your details. The key is the perfect finishing touch. Just lovely!

  3. This is really beautiful!! I love the tea stained look. Tying the key with the seam binding is perfect. So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!


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