Sunday, October 11, 2009


Front of Card

Inside of Card

Yep, I think this is my final creation for Ronda's Holiday Hoopla Event.  Thank you my friends for all of the lovely comments you have left.  I know we all know how uplifting it is to know that somebody out there is looking at our blog (now if we can just drag in some of the other sex--LOL).

This card ended up so darn cute -- I so love my added touch to the inside with the hearts.  If you can read the sentiment the hearts really go with it.  And of course, it is the rolly-polly penquin from the Cold & Cuddly set in the Holiday Mini.  I used the new Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder (also from the mini) on Whisper White and then brayed over the top with Real Red to bring out the flowers.  I sprayed the entire embossed panel with Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with alcohol) -- and it just SHIMMERS.  I'm telling yah, it is gorgeous in person.  I wrapped a piece of the Real Red Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon (reverse ide) around this before applying to the Night of  Navy cardstock base.

I tried to duplicate the flower using the Five Petal Flower Punch and Real Red Brads.  I peeled the cardstock on each petal apart to give it a more layered look, and then sprayed the whole thing with the Frost White Shimmer Paint and attached with a Dimensional.

The tag was made with the Two Tags Bigz Die, sponged the edges with Night of Navy Classic Ink, and stamped with Heard from the Heart and Cold & Cuddly stamps.  Then, of course, sprayed with the Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Yes, I LOVE MY SHIMMER PAINT!!

Finally, I used the 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon on the tag and cut it into and pulled the threads to give it the destressed look (oops, forgot that I distressed the main embossed panel also before applying).  Now isn't this just the cat's meow!!  Click on it to enlarge so maybe you will like it as much as I do -- LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


  1. Wow, very cute card. Love your shimmer, casing this one. TFS Sandi.

  2. Very cute card!! Into my faves it goes!!!

  3. Like the inside and that cute little rolly polly penquin. Don't you just want to pick him up and squeeze him? All the hearts are an extra nice touch.

  4. Very cool. I also love the two tags bigz die! So fun.

  5. You did a great job of capturing the shimmer in your photo! I love the new paint but its really hard to get a good pic of it.