Thursday, January 14, 2010

Love is in the Air!

Hey there again, I am BACK! I am feeling much better, finally! My whole family is recovered and the weather is starting to turn beautiful again!
Today is PCS Digi Release Thursday and again, Melissa has pulled out all of the stops!

My first card uses one of the new Panda images. Check out all of the new stuff here!
He is just adorable IMHO! I decided he must be surrounded by hearts, so I put him in a shaker card. I really like these shaker inserts by Impression Obsession. They are very slim, so they still work very well for mailing - not too bulky. I filled it with some heart confetti I have had for ages, some red & white seed beads, and clear microbeads. The paper is PTI's new Simple Valentine DP. I paired it with some Kraft, Pure Poppy and some Rasberry Fizz cardstock. For a close-up on the cute flower embellies I made, scroll down! Surprise, I did not use my fern punch on this one - Ha! I used an EK Success leaf punch instead. I cut a scalloped circle with my Nesties and ran it through my CB with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. My little heart bling is from Hero Arts and the sentiment is from a new PTI set.
Here is a quick peek at how I made this card. The shaker is actually inside the card and I used a Circle Nestie to cut the hole in the front of the card!
Here is a peek at the inside of the card. I used the same concept for the inside, including stitching around the edges of the DP. For the image, I used C1, 3, 5, & 7, R20, 21, & 24, RV04, 17 & 19.
I got this idea from Dawn McVey's Blog post here. I decided to use an EK Success 5 petal flower punch, I believe it is the Retro Flower. I punched 5 flowers, layered them together and then added the button in the middle. Dawn has a video tutorial you can watch for more info.

I decided to create some more deliciousness, using the Lily in a Pile of Hearts Digi Image.
I colored the digi image and sentiment and then inked them with some Hibiscus Burst ink. I decided to use some more of my new PTI DP along with Pure Poppy cardstock. This sketch is a modification of the Joy Fold card. The front panel only goes halfway across and the image hangs over the edge. The bottom flower actually holds the card shut. These are more of my hand-crocheted flowers! I just love these things and really enjoy making them. I did have to break down and use my fern punch on this one! Of course the sentiment is one of the Free PCS Digi Sentiments.
Here is a close-up of this sweetheart. I colored her with E000, 00, & 11, R20, 24, 27, RV04, 17 & 19, Y21 & 26, BG10 & 11.
Here is a close-up of the flower embelly.
This is the inside of the card.
Here are some of the other images being released today. Go check them out here!

Be sure to stop by all of the other PCS DT blogs for more deliciousness!


jealeo said...

Tori, All I can say is WOW! Beautiful job!

Sonia said...

You did amazing works! I love every detail in the cards.
Great Job!

Puerto Rico

MacKenzie said...

ACK! These are super cute. LOVE that shaker card. I haven't had much luck with those, but maybe I'll have to check out the ones at Impression Obsession.

Melissa said...

These are so adorable Tori! Love love love that panda shaker card!!!!!
Awesome work!

Maria said...

OMG! Beautiful cards, Tori! I am loving both cards. . .too funny because I didn't realize the bear was a panda! I colored my bear all pink! LOL! I really love the 3D flowers on both cards. So pretty! Wow. . you did a fantastic job with this week's release!!!


Tracey Cuccia said...

Tori - these are GORGEOUS! I love your shaker card -- and your card with Lily in the pile of hearts is just beautiful!! delish :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Tori, your creations are AMAZING!!!!

You're one talented stamper!



Suzanne J Dean said...

These are just too cute for words Tori! I ADORE the Panda shaker card--love your handmade flowers, they ROCK! And Lily is pink-a-licious perfect! FAbulous projects!


Emily Leiphart said...

LOVE your shaker card, Tori and the pinks and reds in both cards are so pretty! You did such a wonderful job on the flowers, too! I've been meaning to try those for a while now. ;)

Pretty-In-Ink said...

They are both sooooo cute! You've got me really wanting to try to make a shaker card now!