Wednesday, 5 February 2014

I {Doily} Heart You

(Doily) Heart You 
Hey!

Happy Wednesday! Well this is it. It's time for my first Top Dog Dies Design Team post and we're kicking it off with a lovely blog hop (pun intended!) :)

There are prizes to be won on this hop too so be sure to enter over at the TDD blog and extra entries can be added by commenting along the hop too (enter by Sunday Feb 9th!). You should have hippety-hopped across here from my fellow teamie and Amy, Amy Tsuruta. If you haven't, be sure to start out at Top Dog Dies.

So the brief was to create something with a Valentine's theme. Now I'm a pretty CAS (Clean and Simple) gal and I'm not known to fussy things up with doilies, but something about that TDD Heart Doily Die tempted me to play with it. So play I did. A little nervous. A little lost in uncharted territory. I kept it within some of my comfort zone by making it a part of a CAS design. :)

To provide a focal point, and to know who the heart is for, I die-cut the letters 'YOU' from the TDD Vintage Alphabet Die. The font of this alphabet ties in nicely with the vintage feel of the design.

tips and tricks
  • My mini pegs (clothespins) needed to be customised to match the design. It's so easy to do this with a bit of acrylic paint. Simply take the peg apart, paint each wooden part, set aside to dry, and then put it back together again. (This is a little bit fiddly with mini pegs, but it's worth the effort!)
  • White on white designs really require dimension so the elements don't get lost. The texture of paper, wood and twine help with this as does popping up my doily on foam pads.
Now I've just got to find someone who'd like this card. I'm pretty sure that this design is waaaaaay too girly and fussy for my guy LOL!

That's all from me today. It's time to get hopping across to Giovana Smith who has some more TDD inspiration in store for you!

Thanks so much for hopping along here today!

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Products Used
Please note that the silver adhesive paper I've used for the letters and the mini pegs are from my old stash of goodies. All other supplies are listed below:

36 comments:

Laura Lunsford said...

very fresh and clean! Love!

Cheri Wilson said...

Cute card

robinann17 said...

I love the white on white design of this card. The little clothespins are so sweet...but the overall feeling is clean and simple! Love it!

Angelica said...

This is lovely! You did an amazing job working your style in with the doily! You had nothing to fear! Very easy breezy, love the clean look!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Amy! What a sweet white on white card. Great job!

Karen Letchworth
Top Dog Design Team Member

P.S. You're always most welcome to stop by and play along in the challenges at my challenge blog, Word Art Wednesday when you are able.
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Clean, simple and beautiful Amy! I love how you pinned your doily up!

Diane Noble said...

Oh, my goodness....that white on white is exquisite. So classy and clean. Love it. Super cute with the clothespins too. Beautiful project. What a fun blog hop!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous card!!!

Shar said...

So sweet! I love it.

Stacey Schafer said...

pure lovely!

~amy~ said...

be still my heart...this is beyond gorgeous.

jessica said...

What a gorgeous card!
Love that heart die

Patti J said...

Beautiful!!!

lisa808 said...

so pretty.

Creative M said...

Elegant & Beautiful!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Sue D said...

Very pretty and I like the use of clothespins.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I think it turned out fabulous Aimes, and still very you! Love it! Way to rock your first assignment!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I think it turned out fabulous Aimes, and still very you! Love it! Way to rock your first assignment!!

Christine said...

Simply stunning! Love the heart doily and the way you have showcased it!

Gail said...

Super doily die = loving your white card very much - thanks for the hop! Have fun on the DT!

Renee Robbins | Scrap Owl said...

Amy - I love the mini clothespins. The additional effort really shows and is certainly worth it. Great job!

Indy said...

{heart} your card! I'm really liking the heart doily!
Hugs, Debbie!

Nicole Picadura said...

Such a clean, elegant card, just the way i love!

Giovana Smith said...

Very sweet and delicate!! Lovely creation!

Maureen said...

you know this card was meant for me, Duchess! That doily made me fall off my chair! I just adore it! ox

Scrappin' Diva said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love the white on white!

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE card Aimes :)
LOVE your elegant design with white-on-white and how you have made your heart doily into a pretty mini-banner with the pegs & twine!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Top Dog Dies post!!!
... and, in case you're still looking, I know someone who would love to get your card :)

Graciellie CH said...

Very cute. Thanks for the giveaway! http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

Wow!!!! This is a standout "all white" card! Gorgeous!

Nancy Carroll said...

Love it!!! Elegant

June Houck said...

Amy, your card is so fresh and lovely!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Monochromatic beauty! TFS

Rea said...

Adorable and love how you hung it with the clothes pins.

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute. Love white on white.

KarenB said...

Clean and simple - beautiful. So elegant.

JayTeeZeHang said...

Gorgeous! What nice card! Thanks for the inspiration and the tips! Great one. You used the wood and twine to help it to pop up your doily on foam pads.

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