Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Immortal Love For Paper Crafting

Ok, so my title is a bit corny.... I CAN'T THINK... it's going on midnight.  But I wanted to show you the vampy goodness I picked up at Joann's the other day along with the super fun card that I made with it.  Here's the goods:

But first, let me remind everyone that I was NOT at CHA in January and missed this gown you see here that is made entirely of paper, and not just any paper.  This paper is the Twilight-inspired paper called Immortal Love from DCWV that I just now discovered at Joann's... FIVE MONTHS LATER.  The dress being shown at January's CHA (yah, you remember... the one that ALL my friends went to and CONTINUE to brag about to this day) along with a decorated room all using the same paper from this line.  But I'm not bitter (much), so let me share the link.  The pics really are incredible.  You can check it all out HERE.  Here's a pic of the paper stack itself:

Back to the paper:  I'm IN LOVE with this paper.  We all know what a TWARD I am and to find this paper line sent my creative juices into overdrive... the juices that had been dormant for the past couple of months.  So here's my first project with this "to die for" paper (pardon the pun).

OOOOO this was fun!  I used the Martha Stewart (you know, I wrote a post about how she tried to kill me) punch around the page to create the lace-effect border.  I used a wonderful FREE sentiment from Create With TLC (please donate so we can continue to get this awesomeness for free) along with a Loralie Designs Corset II stamp that my friend Nancie stamped for me. The AMAZING red glazed-stripe paper is from the DCWV Immortal Love paper stack (Hi, I'm captain redundance.  Have I said Immortal Love paper stack enough?).  Of course Copics were used to color this (Multiliner, R14, R59, C0, C2, C9 and E59... that's it).  A quick note about the Loralie corset stamp:  I had to draw by hand the decorations that I saw on the cover of the rubber stamp set.  I was a little taken aback by this because of the $15 price point, so I thought I better mention that if you're not comfortable drawing in your designs, you might want to pass on this set.  I personally am one of those people who is NOT comfortable with it, but surprised myself with how well I really WAS able to copy the design.  Couple that with the pleasure of this paper stack (the Immortal Love paper stack) and you can bet that yesterday afternoon was sheer bliss!!!  I am in the mood for a Twilight marathon I think!!!  Oh wait!  I almost forgot, I finished this off quite simply with some washi tape from TGF and my HomePro (lovingly called my purple monster.... or Charlie) and some nailheads.  Whew... I've got some more creating to do with this WONDERFUL paper!  I found me some more inspiration----> check out these cards!  Actually, I'm fixin to scrapjack!  LOL!

**Ok, one more time:  Immortal Love paper stack.  Good night.


Krista said...

you're a nutball!!! but i still love this card and your coloring!

Lois said...

Gorgeous card! You are so good with what you do. Go girl!