Monday, November 8, 2010

Welcome to our Home

.....well, a door to a home.....somewhere, some place.  :)

Wanna see what I cooked up a little while back???  Ever since I saw Belles and Boughs in the Holiday Mini all I could think about was making a card that was a door with the bells hanging on it like a wreath.  That set was on my first preorder....yes - I said "first".......that is another story....LOL!!!  We can dig into that can of beans on another day.  hehehe!!!!

Before I get into the good stuff......is anyone else out there have kiddos not adjusting to the new time????  My little one does normally get up at about 5:50am....everyday....like clockwork.  She has a 7:30 bedtime, so I am ok with it for the most part.  And I have realized that if I get up between 4:30 and 5:00 am, I get time to wake up "on my own" and in peace.....but now.....since we are off an hour....my little one is getting up at 4:30.....WHAT!??!?!?!?!?  She still goes to bed at her 7:30 - which to her little body should be 8:30, right???  So, in my mind - she should still be sleeping until her 5:50, since her body would think it is 6:50.  right?  am I making any sense?  Probably not - I'm not getting my quiet time in the morning anymore!!!  LOL!!!!

So, anyway - for what you probably came here for - some creative inspiration - not my rambling.  But, if you come here ofter enough....you already know I ramble!  lol!!  (see - there I went again!)

Wanna see some eye candy?

Wanna???  Wanna????




I can't hear you.........







That's better.

 Here it is:

I absolutely love the results of this card....I don't like to toot my own horn, hardly ever, but I am happy with this one.

The card base is sized down to 3 1/4 x 5 1/2, to make it more "door proportionate."  The door itself is soft suede......oh how I {luv} soft suede.  I did a faux wood look with a white craft ink pad, the woodgrain background stamp and sponging early espresso on all edges. 

Did you see my door knob backer panel thingy??  I know there is an actual word for that and usually I know what it is - my mind it filled with useless knowledge like that - but I can't think for the life of me what it is right now.  But that is neither here nor there, right?  hehe!!

I made that baby with one of our punches......can you guess which one it is?

I started by inking up a scrap of whisper white with versamark ink and embossing it with gold embossing powder and the heat tool.  Then I started to punch with..........

HA!!!  You though I was going to tell, didn't you??  Not yet......I will come back and tell you later in the post :)

And then I stamped the bells onto watercolor paper with jet black staz on ink.  I then watercolored it with my aquapainter - an absolute must - have - at - least - three of these babies!!  - and classic ink refills.  I don't know if you can see inthis picture, but I put Smooch Pearlized Illuminate ink over the bell to give it a beautiful sheen.  If you don't own any of this yet, get it right now - order two bottles as a matter of fact.....it is addicting ;)

Can you see?

Oh yeah!  The door knob is a gold brad - nothing like pointing out the obvious, huh?  lol!!

Wanna know what punch was used yet?????  Do ya?  Do ya??





It was the............
..........you are hearing a drum roll..........

.........still rolling................
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keeps rolling................

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The Extra Large Decorative Label punch.  Did you guess right?
If you would like a tutoriasl on how to make the door knob backer thingy, leave me a comment, I will see whatI can do..... ;)

You can leave me a comment even if you don't want a tutorial.  lol!

4 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Awesome card Regina! TFS!

scrappingnana said...

What a great card. Love the idea and your bells look awesome. TFS

Pam Delcastilho said...

I would love to see how you made the "Escutcheon Plate" for the door. I couldn't think of the name of the plate either so I asked my husband. It pays to be an engineer and to be married to one also. Lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Just love it would love to have the complete directions. Thanks for the share