Monday, January 24, 2011

Love You card

Well I'm sure there are many other mums who had a day like mine today - my little girl started Prep!! All weekend I didn't know how either of us were going to handle it as she is my very last child to start school and it seems like only yesterday we were bringing her home from hospital! But she was more than ready and even mentioned that we could drop her at the gate and she would be fine!!! Of course we couldn't let that happen but after just 5 mins in the classroom, she was asking us when we would leave!! So there were no tears from any of us and she had just the best day. Here is a pic of her in her new uniform along with her two big brothers:

Anyway onto today's card. I chose to enter my card into two challenges. Firstly the  Color Cue Challenge 11 with the colours here:

 For this card I used the MFT A la Mode stamp set - Key To My Heart. Wow! This image was so fun to work with and colour!

So here's a run down on how I put this together. Firstly I ran some white cardstock through my Cuttlebug with my Papertrey Ink Linen Impression Plate. I then inked up the edges with some Vintage Tea Chamomile ink. To the top of this layer I added some Pink Pirouhette cardstock which had been cut with my scallop border punch. This was then all added to a Kraft base.

The next layer used some Baja Breeze card with Kaisercraft paper. The main image was stamped in Memento ink and coloured with my Copics. I added some Glossy Accents to the key and some white spots to the dress with my white gel pen just to give it some texture. I then cut some hearts from the designer paper and scattered them around her feet and covered them with Glossy Accents also.

To follow the MFT sketch I hand cut a heart ( I have to get a large heart punch!) and then added some glitter with my Heat and Stick Powder. On the other side I used some Kraft ribbon looped underneath. The edges of this layer were inked with Chamomile ink and matted on some Baja Breeze card.

To create the sentiment, I used the Banner Strip Die with Mini Alphabet Letters. I had found some glittery felt in my stash for the strip and then used my hole punch to cut the circles before stamping the letters. I pierced a hole at each end and threaded through some Kraft coloured thread. This was then mounted on some Pink Pirouhette card  and the edges were sponged.

 On the inside I used the same paper as a border and inked the edges of the white insert. The sentiment is also from the Key To My Heart set and the heart border along the bottom is from Papertrey Ink's Background Basics Heart Set.

So there you go - I was very happy with the end result of this card as I love adding the little interest features. The banner die will be getting a major workout. I do hope I don't bore you with my step by step rundown - I just know that when I see a card I like on someone's blog, I really like to know how they put it together for ideas etc.

Anyway I will be back in a few days with the Annabelle Stamps monthly sketch challenge.
Take care,
Stamps: Key To My Heart, Mini Alphabet (MFT); Background Basics Hearts (PTI)
Cardstock: Kraft, Pink Pirouhette, Pretty In Pink, Baja Breeze (SU); Stampers Select White Basics (PTI); designer paper (Kaisercraft)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Strawberry Fool (Elzybells); Vintage Tea Chamomile (PTI); Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouhette (SU)
Accessories: Scallop border punch, heat and stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Kraft ribbon (SU); Banner Strip die (MFT); white felt; Linen impression plate (PTI); hole punch; thread; paper piercer; white gel pen (Signo); Glossy Accents (Ranger)


  1. How GORGEOUS Kerry!!!!! Maybe you could do a colouring class - your colouring is beautiful and I am useless at it! :) Just love this card - and so impressed there were no tears on your little girls first day! My son was totally fine but I was a sobbing mess!!!! So embarrassing! :) xxx

  2. Kerry how I missed this post I have no idea! lol

    First off - your card is just gorgeous. Just love that little banner!

    Secondly - your kids are so cute, but your little girl looks too tiny for school! lol

    So glad they all had a wonderful day but I bet you were lost without them!


  3. Love all the detail on this card Kerry.....beautiful!

    What a great picture of your family too.......glad day one went so well!

  4. What a great image! I love all the scattered hearts at her feet! Too cute! Thank you so much for playing along with our Color Cue!

  5. What a darling card & beautiful sentiment...Thank you so much for joining us at Wplus9 Design!!