Friday, February 3, 2012

My friend

     Tammy's got some new releases from A Day For Daisies just in time for Valentine's Day.  I've made two cards from this release so make sure you check out my second post for today so you won't miss anything.  :-)
     For this card I've used some gorgeous Picadilly papers from Basic Grey to create the mat panels.  I used my sewing machine and apparently didn't have it threaded correctly because the bottom tension was off and it caused the corners to pull down, but I think it looks kinda cool.
     The image is called "My Best Boy" and I've colored it with Copic Markers and used some Distress inks on it and the sentiment.
     This week starts a new challenge at the ADFD blog and we want to see hearts on your project somewhere.  I ran across this little chipboard heart while looking for a larger one the other day and I thought it would be perfect on this card.  I didn't want anything real big and I didn't want it to be bright red so I first inked it with Aged Mahogany Distress ink and then went over it with some red Perfect Pearls.  I felt like the darker red kept more with the vintage feel of the card.  I also sprayed the orange rose with some Glimmer Mist to tone down the orange for the same reason.
     Don't ask me where the lemon/lime color scheme came from.  I think my friend Dorcas is starting to rub off on me.  LOL
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz--vintage
Moving Along with the Times--at least one heart visible
Cooking It Up with Katie--heart, emboss, punch
Rubber Redneck CRU62--color inspiration

     Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Papers:  Basic Grey Picadilly, Georgia Pacific, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "My Best Boy", Papertrey Ink "Friends 'til the end"
  • Ink:  Copics, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Aged Mahogany, and Vintage Photo Distress inks, Caramel Apple Glimmer Mist
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large (S4-4-110), Labels Eight (S5-019), sewing machine, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dot embosing folder, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections flowers, chipboard piece and ribbon from my stash, Michaels wooden buttons, DMC embroidery thread, Forever Red Perfect Pearls


  1. Wonderful card. Beautiful choice of colours. Magnificent papers. Wonderful composition. Well-kept work. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  2. WOW love this card, the image is so sweet, I really love the colours you have used too, thanks for playing our Have a Heart Challenge on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  3. Oh Tammy I am in love with this image, I see I'm going to have to buy it, LOve Love LOve this card!!!!

  4. OMGoodness I called you Tammy, whatever was I thinking of? :-/ You know who you are! LOL

  5. What a gorgeous image on an equally gorgeous card ... beautiful Tracy

  6. So very pretty! The image is lovely, and the flowers are such a perfect match to the beautiful papers! :o)

  7. Oh what an adorable image and gorgeous card Tracy!
    Hugs Heidy

  8. OhMyWord - this stitching is AMAZING! Your cards are just so gorgeous, Tracy!

  9. Beautiful card - love the stitching
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Have a Heart challenge
    Lisa x

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  11. Oh this is gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
    Shell xx

  12. You are such a tremendously talented card maker Tracy, and you always have the neatest of creations, love your friendship card, big hugs, Ira x

  13. Beautiful card. Love the LO and the stitching is fabulous.
    Thanks for 'Having a Heart' for MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  14. This card is beautiful Tracey! Love every thing about it!
    Love Pearl x

  15. Such a beautiful card. I always love seeing your designs.. I like the stitching also..

    Hugs, Linda

  16. Cute image and lovely papers, a great combination! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz.
    Jenni x

  17. Gorgeous card love your choice of papers thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
    Jenny x

  18. So sweet! Love your design! Anyone would love receiving this in the mail! TFS!

  19. Absolutely delightful, Tracy! Love that paper. Thanks so much for playing along at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see your wonderful work aqain next challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  20. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Round Up! Congrats you won the Color Round Up Badge!!

    Holly/Rubber Redneck


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