Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Hardest Card I've EVER made!

Today I am posting a card that was the most difficult I have EVER made!  It is a birthday card for my sweet friend Nicole Nastali.  Here's a link to her blog:Nicole's Craft Nook .  One look at her blog and you'll understand my dilemma.  She is an absolutely AMAZING crafter!  How do you make a card for someone that is soooo talented??  I decided that I would just make one from her heart.  So here it is, imperfect as it may be.. it IS from the heart..

Since I met Nicole on one of the Unity Stamp Company Facebook Pages I HAD to use Unity Stamps!  I went with two different Itty Bitty Sets "A Friend Loveth" and "Sentiment Tags".  Another MUST was that I had to use either Teal or Turquoise since both Nicole and I LOVE those colors!  The only thing I couldn't figure how to work into the card is Washi Tape since we also both share a passion for it!  Actually I think I may be semi-obsessed with Washi Tape but I tend to use a lot more of it on scrapbook layouts than cards.  Hmmmm...perhaps I need to rethink that!    Oh and I used the cute little bread tags (Sentiment tags) because I remembered Nicole saying how much she loved them!  Here's a closer took at the tags: 
For this card I used the Triple Stamping Technique.  If you've never done this, you can find a tutorial on Youtube that may help.  It's a fairly simple technique once you get the measurements and details down.  I didn't follow the technique completely as I wanted to use the sentiment in the middle of the card since it was so big.  After I measured, cut, and centered my two larger pieces of white cardstock, I stamped some butterflies on those two and then added the small center piece and only stamped one small butterfly at the top that would layer.  I then removed the smallest white cardstock piece and stamped the sentiment on it.  Here are the measurements for this technique if you are interested in trying it out:   2 x 3 1/4" White, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2" Colored, 3 x 4 1/4" White, 3 1/4 x 4 1/2" Colored, 4 x 5 1/4" White and then the Card base of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" that is scored in the middle for folding.
I'm going to enter this card in The Scrapbook Stamp Society's "Use Twine" Challenge this week, here is the link for the challenge:Scrapbook Stamp Society "Use Twine" Challenge
For this card I used: SU Cardstock, Unity Stamp Co Itty Bitty "A Friend Loveth" and "Sentiment Tags"  Ink SU Bermuda Bay and Memento Tuexedo Black, Twine from Inventory, Brad from MME Happy Day Collection.
Hope you have a wonderful crafty weekend because that's my plan!  Hugs & Blessings, Tina


  1. This card is gorgeous !!!!!!
    You are so crafty & talented!!!!!!! I hope that you will believe me when I tell you that I have no idea how to triple stamp!! I'm in awe of this card because of the perfect layers, the gorgeous butterflies (which I love!!) -- & the awesome sentiments in the center & on the bread tags!!! I do absolutely love those little bread tags!!! Lol
    This card makes me smile with my whole heart & my hubby just walked in & asked, "are you ok?" -- as I had a few tears running down my cheek. Don't ever feel like you can't make a card for a crafter .... You are an AMAZING crafter!!!!! You have so many wonderful ideas & skills -- & put them to use whenever you make your cards. I'm super happy to receive this beauty & it will be up on my wall of fame that's for sure!!!!
    You've been the most wonderful & supportive friend a girl could ever ask for!!!! & you are so right, "a friend loveth at all times" !!! Xoxo

  2. Oh such sweet things you say Nicole! Now I believe I had a tear or two! You are my Crafting Super Hero so coming from you it means sooo sooo much! Thanks for your support dear friend!

  3. it's a beautiful card Tina.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Member