Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine's: Corseted Card

Good Evening Everybody!

I'm sitting here in bed trying to post this V-day card before I hit the hay!  This week has been CRAZY and I'm exhausted!  To keep the peace and calmness with me, myself and I, it's been a card and art journal kind of week! 

Tonight, I finished up the Valentine's card and headed eagerly to my new Dylusion stamps.  I will share a page from my art journal tomorrow.  I still need to put the finishing touches on it.  Tonight, I wanted to share an easy Valentine's card with you all....

Here's some pictures...












 
I adhered a few pieces of Graphic 45's Couture Collection to some cereal weight chipboard.  I cut (2) heart shapes from the covered chip.  Next, I cut the top heart in half and added eyelets to both sides.  I then die cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Hardware pieces and added them to the top sides of the heart for hinges.  I then die cut some flowers from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tattered Florals and added them to the front.  Last, I corseted up the front with some black waxed thread.  That's it!  Ready to give!

Hope you have an excellent day!   Thanks for coming by!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

32 comments:

  1. Stunning as always!
    Gail in Oklahoma

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  2. What a beautiful and sexy card.Love it!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous and unique. A super artwork!
    Greetings

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous and unique. A super artwork!
    Greetings

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  5. I LOVE this card!! Very creative....

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  6. THAT'S cool! Can't wait to see what you've created with Dy's new stamps!

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  7. Wow! What a great idea, love it!

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  8. Great card! Makes a big impact!

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  9. It's gorgeous! I think you just inspired me to create one of my own! Thanks so much.

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  10. Jim, I love the simple beauty of this card! You amaze me!

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  11. I'm always amazed by your creativity, Jim. This is a simple to execute card that packs a powerful punch! It's beautiful and I love it!
    ~Kris~

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  12. Such a sweet Valentine! Awesome job... Cereal Box... been there, used that! I think it is awesome to re-purpose items! I hope you have a fabulous day!

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  13. What a beautiful Valentine!! Who ever gets it will be In love with it! Had to laugh when you said you used a cereal box for your chip...wondered how you were going to get past the horrible realization that you were out of chip. Hope your order arrives soon.

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  14. I love the Valentine card. You made me smile when you said you'd used a cereal box too!

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  15. What a wonderful unique Valentine card. Love it!

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  16. Jim, I just love this card and want to make it, what are the dimensions?

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  17. Jim, you are such a clever soul! :) I love this corseted Valentine card. Your creativity and talent never ceases to amaze me. Love this and <3 you, too, my friend! I hope that you and Cesar are doing well. You are both such sweet southern gentlemen. Happy Valentines Day to you. <3 Candy

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  18. I love it your card. It´s very nice.

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  19. This is gorgeous and so...creative!!

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  20. This is a stunning V-day card, Jim. I also love the way you created the flowers, especially the centers. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  21. Love this!!
    I am going to adapt for ATC's. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  22. What a unquie idea and such a beautiful card . It just includes everything valentine in it and is so original . Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Graphic 45's Facebook page led me here. This is the first time I've seen your work. Very elegant!

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  24. GENIUS!!! This is such a unique and clever card!!! TFS!

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  25. This is super cool and unique! I LOVE IT!

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  26. I was totally inspired by your post to go and create a tag using your corset idea, since I am a big fan of steampunk! Thanks!!!

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