Monday, November 25, 2013

A Year in the Making



No, this didn't take a year to make, but I don't think I ever showed you this card!  I made it months and months and months ago for a pub call, but it was not accepted.  I still love how it turned out! The best thing about "rejects", you get to actually send them to someone!* :)  And being that the season for the call is always way ahead, when the holiday finally rolls around I find, surprise, I'm more set than I thought I was for cards! (found this sifting through my basket)  This uses Becky Oehler's Warm Woolen Mittens and a heart Spellbinders die for the middle.  Sponging more pink ink to the underside of the heart makes it very "heart warming" indeed. ;)  Snuggling the heart inside the mittens just feels like a big hug, no?  (Did I mention I love this card?)  TIP:  Repeating the twine on the button at the lower right balances out the loop at the top left, so the string just keeps pulling your eye all around the card, love it!  (I said "love" again)

Supplies: Innocent Pink, White and Kraft Pure Luxury cardstock, pink button and brown bakers twine, corner rounder punch.

*Don't worry, I do send out published cards at some point, once they are returned to me and the magazine is finished with them.

Have a great day!

9 comments:

Susan White said...

This card is adorable!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

We got our first dusting of snow this morning, so this card is PERFECT! Thanks, it made my day.

Nana Griffin said...

Cool card, Melanie!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very sweet card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love how you made this card. Love the dimension you added simply with sponging too. And, the fiber makes for a great look to connect the mittens.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

That magazine's loss is definitely our gain. The card is super cute!! Those mittens just warm the heart. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Lagene said...

Very pretty! your recipient has to be extatic!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love this charming warm and cozy card!!! Love how you carried the mitten print into the background. I don't know how it didn't get picked up.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Sweet card Melanie!! I love the mittens wrapped around the heart and the shading on it!!