April 20, 2009

Happy Hello Cherry Card

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start. Today I have a pretty little card using Karen Lockhart's Cherries in Colander stamp, along with some Itty Bitty Cherries.I love to color Karen's images in with Copic Sketch markers, the details of her stamps just beg for color. One thing that is fun to do from time to time is color on paper surfaces other than cream or white. Here, I stamped my images onto Papertrey Kraft cardstock and then colored them just as I would as if I were using white cardstock. I used a white gel pen to give highlights to the cherries, and then outlined the colander and Itty Bitty Cherries with a B00 marker. I also outlined the bottom of the lace stamp from Crafty Secrets (see photo above). It really adds some dimension to the colored images. I punched my main image with a scalloped circle Marvy punch (from PTI) and used a new EK Success border punch along the Itty Bitty image piece..then inked all edges with PTI Fresh Snow ink. I got my EK punches from my favorite local scrapbook store, Scrapbooks, Etc in Topeka, Ks. Love those girls, gotta support our local businesses!
The topper for my card was made to resemble a little curtain. I used a stretchy ribbon from my stash and a double line of stitching to finish it off.
Vintage buttons and a Papertrey sentiment from Everyday Classics finish off my focal piece. I colored the bottom scallop portion with my green Copic marker and a white gel pen. Patterned paper is from October Afternoon.
Tip: When adhering buttons (I use Zip Dry adhesive), use simple clothespins to keep the buttons secure until they dry.
Thought you might like to see a couple of things I scored at an antique store...a jar of Vintage white buttons for $3 bucks. I love that most of them are tied....seems that the ladies were very frugal in the day and did not waste one single button. Many buttons I find have been snipped right off the clothing item because I can usually find snippets of fabric on the back of the button.
And I added this old drawer to my collection also. I stood it upright and it holds my growing collection of EK Success slimline border punches.

That's it for today. Hoping to cross a lot of to do items off my list so I better scoot on out of here. Have a great week!

Edit: 1. Font for my blog header is called Pharmacy 2. Sorry, I'm not sure of online sources for the EK Success slimline punches. I gave all my lovin' to my local scrapbook store. :)

28 comments:

Sara said...

Cute card, i'm diggin' the cherries! I have just started my collection of EK Success border punches-aren't they the best!!!

XOXO
Sara

Tammy said...

Mish,I must say, your blog has become like coffee in the morning for me, along with about 3 others. I love this cherry stamp and am going to order it right now, I have a "thang" for cherries. Thank you for continuing to inspire me and for creating a wonderful blog.

Zehavit Shaked said...

lovely card

zehavit

Cammie said...

Such a cute card! I love Lockhart stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

glitter girl said...

Your blog just makes my day! I love those WW bella cards - my sister joined last month and has lost 14 pounds, so it inspired me to make her a card! Thanks for the daily dose of creativity!!!

Karen said...

The cheeries are one of my favorite Lockhart images. This card is so cute. I love the ribbon, hadn't seen it in checks. I also adore the blue colander is that also vintage? Wishing you blue skies today.

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Fabulous post! Loved the cherries stamp (anything by Karen, really), your photography, the bottons, the drawer, and of course your accents in white gel pen. Sensational!

patriciad said...

Love every detail of this adorable card. Sooo darling.

KATY826 said...

Hey Mish. :) LOVE the card, first of all.. Question though! Do you know anywhere online where I could find those punches? I asked my best friend (Google, ha!), but no luck. Another question I have is, What is the name of the font that is on your blog header? It's too cute. :)

Also you put that the Anniversary set was called "Everyday Expressions", but it's name is "Everyday Classics".. Not trying to proofread your entry, but I know that when people see a stamp name that they don't recognize on your blog, they think that it's a new one that's coming out. :)

Hope you have a great week!

Niki Estes said...

I love this, Mish! The colors and design are perfect!

DeeDee said...

Ooooh, I love cherries and these cards are ADORABLE! You rock girlie! HUGS!

Becky said...

Girl this is beautiful, I love all the details you did and the coloring is awesome.

Jessica said...

What a sweet card! I love the vintage cherry theme.

Vicki C said...

Totally Darling M !

lucille said...

GORGEOUS! you know... your projects bring a smile to my face, thanks so much for kindly sharing them.

Stephanie said...

You have been KILLING me with your CUTENESS lately. I ALWAYS LOVE what you do, but man oh man.........you are SMOKIN' right now! ;) Love the cherry card and the red teapot cards! So stinkin' cute!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love how the topper looks like a kitchen curtain! Cool card. We have buds on our cherry trees. Now to keep the snow away!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

OMG I love this card! This whole thing is just adorable! I like your punch storage to :)

Ann said...

Super sweet! Love the cherries!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love this card...anything cherry really catches my attention!

Stephanie said...

Your card is one of my favorite cards I have seen in long, long while. It is delicate but not shy; vintage but with modern elements. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!! (I so look forward to cherry season here in Oregon around July 4th. Mmmmm!!)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick fyi: found some of the ek punches at Michaels...also love your cherry card. reminds me of retro tablecloths :) Maggie S

Anonymous said...

Your photography is so terrific! I love your style, the colors, the wonderful little touches of thoughtfulness I see in your work. When I read your blog I feel that I've been invited into a warm and comfortable friendship. Thank you for that - it feels good!

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous, Mish!

Gwen said...

I really love all the cards you do Your artwork is always so beautiful!! But I also really enjoy the way you always take your pictures! thanks for the eye candy!!! :)

Cynthia said...

Mish I think your blog rocks! I think you make the cutest cards.I would like to find out where you buy your ric-rac it seems that you buy them in spools? I live in Germany right now my husband is in the Air Force.We don't have shops here to buy ribbon and I need some BAD!!!Thanks~ Cynthia

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is beyond darling! I am in love with every last inch of this! Amazing!

Debbie Olson said...

Awww, Mish--this is SO sweet--love the little curtain too!

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