Saturday, February 12, 2011

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C74

Hello Friends! Happy Saturday! It's Crazy 4 Challenges time again and Angela has challenged us with another fun and simple challenge! The challenge is to add something with a heart shape on your card! Well. . .I can surely do that! Actually I did one the other day and and last week!
LOL!

Before I chit chat about my card. . .be sure to stop by Crazy 4 Challenges and check out the super lovely cards the design team created or if you want, stop by the designers individual blogs.

* Barbara Anders
* Cindy Haffner
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
Lynda Benden
* Angela Wood
*Silke Ledlow
* Silke Kittmann
* Tammy Hershberger
Vicki Garrett



Hey I just realized I used the same designer paper for my C4C challenge card last week! I must have loved this paper. Anyway. . .are you getting tired of looking at my shabby chic cards? Hope not because I'm really into it right now! Maybe I'll do something different and create something not shabby chic tomorrow.

Honestly I have a ton of lace, beads, flowers, etc. so I'm trying to use them up so I can buy more! Just kidding. Actually I have a ton of everything and it's almost to the point of being silly.

Okay, a little info on my card. I adhered the lace and beads on to the card using liquid stitch because I found that it dries fast and clear. I don't have to wait around and hold it down and it sticks really really good. I found the clear embellishment glues that are used for crafting does a really weird thing once it dries. . . .for some reason the embellishments fall off after awhile. . .not that the glue comes off but it seems the embellishments just separates themselves off the dried glue.

Remember the SU Paper Crimper pictured below? Gosh, I've had it for years and I can't believe SU still sells it. Boy, lately I've been loving it. . .see, old stuff always become new again sometime or another. I used it for the cards I posted the other day as well.

I stamped the sentiment using SU "Always" stamp set on to fabric using Versacraft ink which works nicely on fabric. Actually any pigment ink would work on fabric but Versacraft ink on fabric after it is heat set can be washed. . .I don't think pigment ink and certainly not dye inks are water resistant but I guess it doesn't matter if you're using the fabric for paper craft projects because you're not going to wash it anyway.


I did a bit of sewing too on my card! Whoohoo fun stuff! My old sewing machine is being put to good use with my paper crafting. I have a newer sewing machine for sewing on fabric. I used a dyed seam binding to create the bow. . :)

Here is the SU Crimper that I used on the heart. . .again, it's still available at SU. I love it because you can crimp cardboard and thin chipboards with it.

Anyway, I've said enough I think. . .LOL! Hope you all have a fabulous Saturday!

21 comments:

StampOwl said...

loving the shabby chic look Maria!

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful! I love the seam binding ribbon, and the crimped heart and the lace heart.

Cindy Haffner said...

Girl your card is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, I always love everything you do!!

Angela said...

What a lovely and romantic card, Maria! So feminine - I love it!!! hugs, Angela

Joycelyn Turner said...

What a stunning creation, Maria!!! Love every gorgeous element!!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you just keep making these shabby chic beauties, cuz I just love the look at your wonderful detailwork......perfectly deeeeelish and romantic

Aussieleigh said...

I loved your card so much that I paid the ultimate compliment and scaplifted it...lol...so beautiful!

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful card Maria!
You can actually get the crimper at Michael's as well. Gosh I have had mine for years and also used it last week! One tool to have!

Silli said...

Wonderful card Maria, love the soft colors, love the lace... sweet details...
My hearts- chipboard, heart dies (Stampin Up), coloring with Copic Markers and add. crackle accents...and you can use a embossing folder.... (hop you can understand my bad english)...HUGS and happy weekend!

Lorraine said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. I wish I had the talent to make things like this.

Barbara said...

Love shabby chic so keep it coming! Gorgeous card, Maria!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Maria. I love that lace and how you used it! Just perfect! :o)

Lynda Benden said...

This is just beautiful Maria! I had forgotten about my crimper! I need to bust that thing out, your heart is awesome!

Nancy said...

Beautiful! I never tire of shabby chic. Thanks for sharing.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is beautiful!! I love all the embellishments you've put together on this...GORGEOUS!!

Frances said...

Gorgeous card, Maria, Love all the details. I always like your creations. Hugs. Frances.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, love all the texture.

Janetcraft said...

Inspiring look..!! lovely!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Maria! LOVE all the lace!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWzer Marie...this is gorgeous and so elegant! Love all the pearl treatment! Fabbo take on this weeks challenge! Hugs ~S~

Shore Girl said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

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