Welcome to the January Control Freaks Blog Tour! Our theme this month is “Love is in the Air – Cards/Projects for your Valentine”. If you’re following the blog tour lineup, you’ve just come from Wendy Weixler’s blog. Wendy has such a talent for adding just the right accessories to her projects!
I am so excited to finally be posting my three projects! I created all of them last week and could hardly stand the wait this week to share them with you! 🙂
PROJECT #1 – I LOVE YOU VALENTINE
I used everything but the kitchen sink to create this first card (or so it seemed once I began listing all the supplies I used)! 🙂 I love the new Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz — it lends a rich, pink color and gorgeous shimmer. And I never get tired of using SU!’s Vintage Brads — they’re one of my all-time favorite accessory!
Stamps: Three Little Words, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, En Francais
Paper: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Beau Chateau DSP, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Vintage Brad, Boho Blossoms Punch, Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hearts Collection Framelits Die, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Blushing Bride 3/8″ Pleated Satin Ribbon, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die
PROJECT #2 – LOVE YOU, YOU, YOU VALENTINE
I love watercoloring this small bouquet of flowers from the Bordering on Romance stamp set! The flowers were watercolored with an Aqua Painter and reinker inks and then the entire image was overstamped in VersaMark ink and and then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I created my own ruffled ribbon by sewing a basting stitch down the center of a piece of Very Vanilla satin ribbon. The small “love” piece was punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch and the rounded end was trimmed off to create the rectangle shape.
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Tiny Tags, Three Little Words
Paper: Blashful Blue (Smooth and Textured), Watercolor, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black StazOn, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, VersaMark Ink
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Hearts Collection Framelits Die, Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aqua Painter and Reinker Inks, Very Vanilla 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Sewing Machine and Thread, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Jewelry Tag Punch
PROJECT #3 – TWITTERPATED HEART-SHAPED POT HOLDERS
My final project is a set of three heart-shaped pot holders created using the Twitterpated Designer Fabric. Aren’t they sweet? 🙂 I found the tutorial here: Heart-Shaped Pot Holders. There are two “pockets” on each side where your thumb goes in one side and the other four fingers go in the other so you can grip whatever you’re removing from the oven — very clever! The pot holders measure 8-1/2″ wide by 8″ tall. Here’s a shot of one of the pot holders up close:
Accessories: Twitterpated Designer Fabric, 3/8″ Pleated Satin Ribbon (Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze), White Cotton Fabric, Bias Tape, Quilt Batting, Sewing Machine and Thread
To see the next blog, click the link below. Lisa Martz’s blog is next and you’re in for a real treat when you see the wonderful projects she’s created! Thanks so much for taking the tour!
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