Thursday, August 02, 2012

Key to my Heart

I recently received an order from All That Scraps ... in it was a key die.  When I saw it on-line, I knew I had to have it ... and this is the card I had in mind (well, at least the idea of the key and heart).  I used Simple Stories Generations DP ... I just love the colors of this set of papers and I have been hoarding all my little scraps --- I don't throw any pieces out, even if they are smaller than an inch.  This came in handy for today's card.  As you can see from the photo of the inside of the card, just that little pop of DP in the handle of the key, really made a huge difference.

This card is for the ongoing Dare To Get Dirty challenges for Fan Club members, all this week at SCS (see yesterday's link for more information about joining the Fan Club).  Today's card qualifies for two challenges - westies and cookie stamper.  I made another square card and kept it CAS with lots of white space.  Hope you like.

"Key to my Heart"

Stamps:  none (sentiment is computer-generated)
Paper:  White, gold, Generations DP (Simple Stories)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Key & Lock embossing dies (C.C. Designs), Nestabilities squares dies (Spellbinders), heart punch, piercing tool, piercing mat and templates, glue, and dimensionals

I ran the DP through the big shot with a medium-sized square die.  I trimmed around the cut-out leaving a 1/4" border.  I ran the same square die through with white card stock and cut two more frames.  I glued them together - this creates a thick and "weighty" frame.

I punched the heart from the DP and two from white cardstock and glued them together (as I did for the frame).  I placed the heart in the center of the background DP to get positioning, removed it and then paper pierced the outline of the heart using a piercing template from SU!  I glued the backing to the frame.

I ran Whisper White cardstock through my printer to print the sentiment (Harrington font).  I cut out the card front and mounted it to a heavier white cardstock card base (the heavier cardstock won't feed through my printer so I always use Whisper white).

I mounted the frame onto the card front, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.  I mounted the heart in the middle, also popping it up with dimensionals.

I cut out a gold key die and glued it to the frame.  For the inside, I added another gold key with the inside of the handle cut from the same DP as the heart.

Here's a picture of the inside panel.


Ardyth said...

Love how you've coordinated the inside! This is a beautifully elegant card!

shirley-bee said...

Very elegant card, Loll. I like how you coordinated the frame, heart and the inside of the key handle.

Anonymous said...

I love that frame idea and what a delightful card!

nwilliams6 said...

This is impressive stuff! Love the papers, the frame, the key, the sentiement - love it all. Thanks for sharing how you did this is such great detail - I am going to try the frame now - always wanted to but really didn't have time to sit and figure it out. Wonderful work here!!!

Mary Marsh said...

very pretty card Loll-I recently puchased a key die and stamp set from PaperTrey-your card is a reminder to me to get it out and use it

Patrice said...

Perfect use of the key - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Loll! I'm with you... love this pad of paper! and their other ones too! lol

Bonnie said...

I see why you had to have that key and why you hoard that paper! Both are so elegant. I love the key on the inside with the scrap of paper behind it. It really stands out!