Thursday, January 30, 2020

Love You Pig Time!

Who says Valentines have to be Pink or Red?  

Today's card is a window card using the Taylored Expressions Color Block Square Cutting Plate die and the Mama Elephant's Hogs and Kisses stamp set.

To me, when I make one of these type cards, I remind myself to BE FLEXIBLE.  You have to allow the images and the spaces to flow and sometimes that takes several tries to get it to work out right.  

I started by laying the outside metal die frame on a piece of card stock that was about the size of the card base and then laying the little pig images in the window holes along with the sentiments.  I kept moving them around until I felt like the direction of each piece was 'correct'.  In this case, the bottom 'piggy' that is laying down, crossed over two blocks ~ so I carefully removed the dividing bar making those two smaller boxes into one longer rectangular box.  

Next, I took the selected stamps and stamped them on Neenah 110# card stock using Memento black ink and using Versa fine ink for each sentiment.  I used Copic markers for coloring (E93 & E95 for the pigs, R37 for the hearts and bow, and B07 for the headband).

I made the card base out of the Royal blue card stock that I had cut the window die from and also die cut a small scalloped edged heart for the remaining window.  I die cut the patterned heart paper using the Tattered Lace Beaded Chain Nesting Rectangle die.  Once I had everything glued into place, I added a double bow and ribbon made with yellow organza.  This did end up being an 'odd size' card base, about a 5" x 6" card. I easily made a matching envelope using the Stamping Up Envelope maker. 

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Use Hearts
Do-Al (l) Kreatives: 3 of a kind
2 Sisters on the blog #35 On the Farm

Thank you for stopping to see what's on my desk today.

Serving a Risen Savior, 
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  1. Such a funny card. Love the used die cuts and the cute images!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {Benefit challenge for Australia}
    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles {#01 – Car(s)}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#37 – Three of a kind}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#37 – ATG}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  2. what a fun card Pam - and so delightfully assembled

  3. Very nice card.
    Thank you for sharing it at 2Sistersontheblog.
    Nicolette DT

  4. Cute card!
    Thanks for joining our challenge.
    Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  5. Sweet piggies :)
    Thank You for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives challenge. DT Ella.