Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pals Paper Arts #23

Happy New Year! I made this heart because there is a lot of love in our future in 2010. Our daughter is getting married.
I began with an inspiration from Stampin' Up's Stampin' Success Magazine for Demonstrators. There was a crown which had the same papers and similar embellishments. Here is how I made my project:

  • Stamped snowflakes onto Bride's Specialty paper with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Heat N Stick Powder, then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter and shook off the excess. I cut the heart out of Bride's Specialty Paper, and also cut out another heart from some cardboard. I cut an additional heart shape of designer paper to cover the cardboard and ribbon hanger in back.
  • Used white crepe paper streamer to make a ruffle for around the heart. I stapled it every half inch to keep it together while i was making it, then taped it on with Sticky Tape. I adhered the designer paper using pop dots because the crepe paper ruffle is pretty thick.
  • To make the banner of fluff across the middle, I used a 1-1/2" piece of Bella Blue print and trimmed it with my Scallop Edge punch. I adhered another print behind it that was 2" wide. Behind that I adhered a horizontally cut piece of newspaper about 2-1/2 inches tall. I kept the scalloped edge away from the other two pieces of paper while I shredded them very thinly using paper snips. I mangled both edges (as well as the crepe paper ruffle) to keep a "vintage" feel.
My embellishments are:
  • Build-A-Brad I stamped with "2010" from the Calendar Alpha Numbers stamp set, stamped onto a white cupcake paper (crinkly and vintage-feeling) and backed with a Boho Blossoms punched piece of Bella Bleu paper
  • "Celebrate" from the Fundamental Phrases stamp set, also stamped onto a cupcake paper, cut out like a banner and matted with Kraft card stock. This was embellished with a rhinestone brad and a flower punched from Bella Bleu using the Boho Blossoms punch
  • One Snowflake punched piece of textured Bordering Blue was embellished with a Filigree Brad and both snowflakes have a butterfly from the *new* (available Jan 5th) Beautiful Wings Embosslit. The butterflies on either side of the Celebrate sentiment are also from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.
  • Textured Bordering Blue Heart is another *new* Embosslit: Scalloped Heart of Hearts. It has another butterfly and also a bow tied in silver cord. The sentiment across the bottom is isolated from the A Brand New Year stamp and one word from Mark the Date stamped in Not Quite Navy onto Kraft.
Did I miss anything? Whew! It was involved, but fun and totally worth it! I hope you can be inspired by all things you see during your day and then take the time to create!

14 comments:

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Patti, this is so pretty! I love those colors. What a lovely creation! XO

Cards by Gina said...

You reeled me in yesterday with your sneak peek. I couldn't wait to see what you had created. The heart is so beautiful...and so perfect for your family this year! Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your beautiful family!

Ann Schach said...

Patti, this is so cool! And how sweet of you to design this for your future daughter-in-law! Awesome!

Carla Bazhenow said...

This is so beautiful Patti, your daughter-in-law must be a wonderful gal. Are't you too young for your kids to be gettin' married? Tell them congrats for me. Hugs,

Kim said...

What a heartfelt and beautiful project! Such detail, but yes, totally worth it!! Happy New Year Patti!

Mary Fish said...

What a wonderful emblem of love! Great work, Patti. Hugs and Happy New Year. Mary

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I love this!

So fun and feminine.

Happy New Year, Patti.

Crystal said...

This is FANTASTIC Patti she will for sure LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I wish you and your family many blessings in 2010...Happy New Year!

Debbie Henderson said...

Wow, you are going to have a busy year, Congrats! Love the colors and the texture in this project!

....Linda.... said...

Definitely glitzy and fun - Congrats on all the engagements!

Carrie said...

Patti, this is stunning! Your ideas to use crepe paper and newspaper is so clever!

Margaret Moody said...

This is gorgeous, Patti! I love the paper and the colors! Love the crepe paper ruffle, too! What a beautiful keepsake for your daughter to have! Thanks for sharing this!

Lourdes Torres said...

So Nice Patti! Your daughter-in-law will surely display it proudly. Happy New year!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

This is a truly beautiful piece Patti with a lot of heart (love) in it - pun intended - lol!

Not sure why but for some reason when I first saw the photo before reading the text I thought I was looking at a skyline view of New York City from the far edge of Central Park (line of trees in front of the skyline as I've seen in many movies). Odd the things we think we see isn't it. Thanks for sharing the inspiration and all the details. - Jean