Monday, February 9, 2009

day 9: my favoritest card so far

Supplies: Mists (Maya Road Gold, Purple, Red, Pink); Typewriter; Pen (American Crafts)

This is the one I've been waiting so show you. Actually, I made it first, when I first had the idea to do 14 cards on white cardstock, but I waited till now to show it. I wanted to see if I still liked it as much as when I first created it. And, I do.

To make this card, I used a 1" heart punch (I think mine was by Marvy or Fiskars). I punched several hearts and temporarily adhered them to the white card front, so they wouldn't blow away when I sprayed the mist. I then, sprayed pink mist.

The next part was a little more tricky. I used the negative image of a heart and laid it over the white heart on the cardstock. Because the punch was not a long-arm punch, it was too close to the edge and would have shown overspray from the mist, so I had to use another sheet of paper as a mask. I repeated this process over and over with different colors of mist, then I ran it through my typewriter and added some fun conversation heart sayings. "Love" is handwritten with a 03 precision pen by American Crafts.

18 comments:

Angela W said...

I love this card also! Beautiful! I will have to try to make some more cards and use my mists! Thanks so much for sharing!

Red_Inc. said...

Love the card April! It makes me want to try the mists...and eat a big handful of conversation hearts!

Ally said...

So, so clever! These cards are so fun! Which one is Greg actually getting?? :)

Amy Coose said...

This is fabulous, April!!! You are a master with those mists. LOVE IT!

Houston said...

Super cute, it was worth all your hard work!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Those are gorgeous.

Close To Home said...

ohhhh so pretty! i love seeing your cards!

Heather Prins said...

ooooo this one is my fave!

vtpuggirl said...

Wow, love this one. It reminds me those Valentine candy hearts!

Davinie said...

Um. That card is brilliant. I love the imperfect hearts. And the typewriter. And the handwriting.

You could totally work for hallmark. And now i wish I had more than just brown mist.

Rita said...

Wow, love it April! You are definitely tempting me to try those Maya Mists :)

Denise said...

April, this is gorgeous. I can see why it is your favorite. I feel the need to mist. Your handwriting is exquisite.

nicole said...

this is super incredible! i love the mock conversation hearts design. i almost thought your hand-written "love" was a stamp...hmmm...i think i just gave you a way to make some extra $$$ - LOL!

Lindsay said...

Hi April! I am loving all of your cards! I made my very first today. You are inspiring me to pick up some Maya Mist! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a great week!

Kathy said...

love this card....reminds me of the conversation candy...you did an awesome job; i may have to "lift" this.. :) I am really enjoying your daily cards, thanks

Kristii said...

Love, love, love your card!! Soooo cute!! I need to become mist proficient. I tried to use one the other day and I just stink at it!! I will keep trying if you keep inspiring!! Thanks for all you do!!

Jenni said...

THis is like perhaps the cutest card EVER!!!!! Love it April! SO creative!

*reyanna klein* said...

This is so NEAT! Looks like a bunch of little Sweetheart candies. :)