Monday, February 2, 2009

Sweets for my Sooeet!

Sundays mean High Hopes challenges.  But since we were posting the Papertrey blog candies yesterday, I decided to save this card for today so it didn't get lost in the frenzy! lol  This week's challenge is brought to us by the amazing Ila.  Seriously, if you haven't checked out her work, you have to!!  She challenged us to use lace somewhere on our cards.  Ooh, this is an easy one for me!  I have been loving lace lately!

I received some of the valentine piggies in my last order and had to use another one for my card for the challenge.  This is Chef Pierre.  Isn't he cute?!  I also had to use some of my My Mind's Eye Irresistible papers.  I love this line!  It might well be my favorite valentine line this year!  Bev has it in stock if you are looking for it.  Everything on my card is pretty straight forward so I'm no going to go through the steps except to highlight a couple things.  If you have questions, feel free to ask.

I colored Chef Pierre with copic markers.  Then, I masked the image, put it back into the nestability die, and sprayed it with a copic marker and my air compressor.

I added my lace to my card base.  Then, I stamped my sentiment on a piece of vintage cream stitched ribbon and layered it over the top part of the lace.  For my red ribbon, I tied my bow first (not tying it around the card, just tying the ribbon itself).  Then, I stitched the button and flower over the knot in the ribbon.  I attached the ribbon to my card base and added the stick pin with the chipboard heart on it. (I made the stick pin by cutting the beads off of it that were originally on it and using liquid adhesive to add the chipboard heart to the top.)

As always, there is a prize up for grabs if you join in the challenge.  And who doesn't love free stamps?!


Stamps: Chef Pierre, Sweets for my sooeet (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: white (Papertrey Ink), real red (SU), blue
Patterned Paper: Irresistible (My Mind's Eye)
Accents: vintage cream stitched ribbon (Papertrey Ink), flowers (Prima Marketing) red satin ribbon, lace, chipboard heart, buttons
Tools: copic markers, air compressor, rectangle nestability die, white thread


Vicki said...

That is a pretty SOEET Card Niki!!!!!
Hope you're doing well,

Tracey said...

I love this card Niki! The pig is too cute and the colours are fantastic!! xx

Lynn P said...

Great job w/the little piggy - love it!!

Kelly S said...

So soeet for sure Niki!!

ronitib said...

5. Niki i love the card .
The pig is so cute and i love the colours

Nikki said...

Your card is yummy Niki and certainly Sooeet! I just adore the colours and your colouring and the flower and pin look so pretty, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Elise said...

as usual niki....wonderful the colors and love the pig....i make a pig card for my mom for every event since last year when she had a valve replacement that came from a pig - will need to check out those stamps!!! thanks for the idea!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Niki, the image is so cute. I love the pretty papers and all the beautiful details you have added. Debbie x

Denise said...

Very pretty! The coloring is awesome, and I love the color combo.

Tiffany said...

This is adorable! I love all your ribbons and that patterned paper is gorgeous.
Have a great day!

Ila said...

Wow Niki!! I love this card!!...the image is Super Cute and colored Beautifully!....and your accents are totally Fabulous!!..I love the way you used lace and the ribbon-flower-pin treatment!!..I never thought of making a pin that way..what a great idea..TFS how you did this..and your kind words!!...Hugs, Ila

Lacey Stephens said...

This is a really wonderful card for the challenge. I love how you layered the ribbon and the lace! And I just love the bright adds so much to the card!

Judit V said...

This is so cute!

Adela said...

Niki, this is way too sooeet! You do such awesome work!