Thursday, January 20, 2011

Love is the Answer


..and you know that for sure. Love’s a flower, you’ve got to let it grow. ~ John Lennon.  Good morning everyone!!  Today’s card is a little exciting for me…it’s my first try at a zipper flower.  I have seen a variety of them in magazines and wanted to see if I could make my own!!  It was pretty easy and kind of fun (except for the odd fingertip burn from the hot glue gun…do fingerprints grow back?  lol).  This is my entry for Metallic Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World.  I have used shimmer white, a gold leaf paper for the leaves, gold cording and a pink zipper for the flower. closeup

Ideally, I would have liked the zipper to be metallic, but the 2 stores I went to this week only had pink zipper hardware so I made due.  I had this sentiment on my brain for this card but didn’t have it on a stamp so I printed out “is the answer” on the computer and stamped the “Love” with my  Verve Love Notes stamp.  I really tried to add something more to the sentiment, but nothing looked right.  The flower is  such a big focus that anything else would have looked “off.”  Oh, I had fun yesterday at the fabric store.  It is relocating in 3 months so everything is half price!!  I loaded up on zippers (of course), buttons, ribbon, top stitch thread (that is thicker than what I’ve been using), red bells for Christmas next year (yes, at the fabric store!) and crochet trim.  I was like a kid in the candy store!! LOL  I had a little extra pin money this week as I’ve been selling my cards at work :)  Hope your week is going sure to check out the Verve Blog for Day 5 of the Diva Dare challenge…it is just dripping with inspiration!!  Hugs and have a great day :)



what’s in it?

stamps: verve Love Notes

ink: versafine onyx

paper: pti shimmer white, black, The Paper Company inca gold dp

accessories: zipper, grandpa’s button, su gold cording, long rectangle nestabilities, cuttlebug ef


Lynn said...

Ohh...I would have liked a picture of that shopping fun! I am about to go through a purge of my supplies (mainly so I don't feel guilty adding more...don't tell!) The zipper flower is that you added to the sentiment too!

TannyP said...

I was wondering what you were planning to use zippers for. This is a real beauty, Moe! All that shimmer is so pretty and it comes together beautifully! Can't wait to see more of your new goodies used =)

Melisa Hunter said...

Love the cards that you make with this shimmer paper. They're even prettier in real life! I really like the pink zipper flower. So soft and pretty.

Which store is relocating, and where? I should get over there! ;)

Have a good day!

Ann said...

Oooh, I would love to take a peek inside that shopping cart! Sounds like fun!

LOVE that awesome flower! Wowza!

Aimes said...

Ooooh I'm hypnotised all the shimmering goodness of this beauty, Diva! LOVE your zipper flower - it looks amazing!

Marisa said...

Looks like you had fun playing in your studio - other than the minor finger incident. Well done on the zipper flower, and love the shimmery white CS. Can see you grinning from ear to ear with all your finds at the fabric store. Well done on the red bells too :) Have a great day! Think the Ark is on it's way to our house today - ugh! I'm sooo ready for spring!

Andrea Ewen said...

How wonderfully creative! That zipper flower is gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the way feminine feel to it! Simply gorgeous!

nancy jane said...

This is a fabulous card. Great choice of fonts to go with the love stamp.

Janelle said...

Love the zipper flower! I guess it was worth a couple minor hot glue burns, right? :)

Cath said...

Hey Maureen! Thanks for entering the Metallics Challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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