Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Top 10 Reasons (A Valentine's Card)

I made this accordian card for my hubby for Valentine's Day. It was fun but very time consuming. :) He liked it though, so I suppose it was worth all the effort it took.

The cover (Top 10 and the 4 hearts) is made from Graphically Speaking. It is a little hard to tell in the picture, but the Top 10 is mounted on pop dots for dimension. The card closes with a ribbon tie.
This is the card opened up--the tags (cut from Plantin Schoolbook) fit into the pockets on each fold.
Here are the first three sections. All of the numbers are cut with Printing Press with the framed feature or the bookmark feature. The heart paper clip is from Fabulous Finds. The 'cherish' stamp on the first section is from Stampin' Up's 'Lexicon of Love.' The rest of the pockets are embossed with A2 embossing folders for the Cuttlebug.
#4-7. Every surface of every layer is inked with Tim Holtz' distressing ink. The embellishment behind the tag in #6 is from Fabulous Finds.
#8-10. The green pockets (#3,6,9) are made with paper that has a white core. To get the white to show through, and to make it look distressed, I rubbed it with a fine sandpaper until I got the desired effect. The heart behind #10 is from Graphically Speaking.

Thanks for looking! And please be patient with me as I update posts as I feel up to it--hubby and I found out last week that we are expecting #3, and I'm extremely exhausted. I will try not to neglect the blog for too long, but I can't make any promises. ;)


all4sydney said...

These are great!!

Congrats on #3!!

loopylou said...

gorgeous card amy, hope you are feeling ok,best reason in the world to feel tired out though hun xxxx

Diane said...

This is fantastic - you did a wonderful job with it.

Congratulations on #3 - I hope you are not too tired - get all the rest you can.