Saturday, January 30, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge- Apeture card

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This week's challenge was brought to us by our fabulous guest DT Melanie. Her colouring makes me swoon! She challenged us to make apeture cards which got me all sweaty until I found out it was just another fancy schmancy word for window card tee hee. I had a vision and TONS of this Love Bandit paper to keep on using up. I hope you don't get too sick of it cause I am not yet and it still may keep making appearances.I then used the super cute KK stamp Lucy and Ricky. Please click here to go to the challenge blog and see all the wonderful DT creations and also to read the details so that you can play along and also have a chance to win a free KK stamp! But before you go...


Now...are you sitting down....cause I actually tried to put together a tutorial on how I made my apeture (window) card using my new heart nesties. For those of you who know me well and just shot coffee/tea outta your nose- my apologies for shocking you so early in your day. Now bear with me cause I whipped this up tonight and had my 10 yrd old DD take the pics while I sat there with my hairy arms and in my pj's. Yep I had no idea just how furry my arms were especially after just getting my pj's on and the hair is actually all ruffled. I see laser hair removal possibley in my future. Okay...off the arms and back to the tutorial...first thing...DON'T KEEP LOOKING AT MY ARMS...seriously its going to be all you see now so I apologize in advance tee hee! Please click on the pics to enlarge. I kept them small so that this post isn't 8 pages long :)


Okay the first thing I did was figure out roughly my layers so I could determine where I wanted the heart to go. Now some people are likely a lot smarter than me and would have cut through all this at once but I tend to mess things up when I take the easy way so bear with me while we go strolling up the 'it's going to be a long story' way.  After I got my layers figured out and where I wanted my window I traced the heart onto my first piece of paper so it would line up when I put it through my big shot to cut it.


Okay this is me and my furry paws now tracing onto my 2nd layer s it lines up as best as I can make it. Hey..check out my newest mag- Stamp It. I have only skimmed through it but love it already! It's published by Papercrafts magazine. Love them!



So...trace the shape an using your nestie cut through your traced image.


 




Line'er up....not too bad!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Repeat trace step....pause to eat a cheeto and take a sip of gingerale...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
almost done....now to cut....don't get nervous like I did at this point...it's all going to be okay...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh YeaH BaBy!!!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now I am making a frame for my window. I take the next size up nestie and cut out a heart then using the same size nestie that created the original window I cut out the inside of my larger heart to make a frame.
 
 
Okay so maybe the frame wasn't originally part of the design and just perhaps maybe I was hoping it would cover up part of the areas that didn't quite line up cleanly with the hearts...;) That's where my handy dandy exacto knife comes in to clean that sucker up! Careful this is where stamping can become an extreme sport. For real. Trust the girl who once managed to get an exacto knife stuck into the palm of her hand...but that's a story for another day.
 
Wow...it worked and it isn't half bad! At the top of the post I showed the finished card- inside and out.
 
Yep..I like it. And if you made it this far with me you deserve a piece of chocolate! I don't have any to give you but if you are like me there is always some stashed somewhere..even if it's just eating the chocolate chips you keep on hand for baking tee hee. Enjoy your day and I hope you found this helpful!

18 comments:

JulyeB said...

Great tutorial and whats wrong with your arms? When I get time will heve to give it a go but as I haven't got nesties will have to improvise. Fab card love the skunks and the papers too. thanks for sharing Julye

TaraG said...

Your card is absolutely adorable, Andrea! The papers are so cute and I just these little stinkers in love...gorgeous colouring, hun!Thanks for the great tutorial!!!! I could have used it last weekend,smile! I tried to do it the "quick" way and things went oh so wrong for me so I'm thinkin' you way is much better!
Hugs,t

gina g said...

Gorgeous card love the pretty papers and the colour, brilliant tutorial. luv gina xx

Jenn Joncas said...

I love this card Andrea!! When I get some minutes to myself I want to give it a go!!!

Jenn (:

Angie said...

Love the card , great job. I love the way you "narate", you're so funny. Always give me giggle. :)

Krista said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Andrea! Thanks for the great tutorial, will try this for sure! And your posts always make me laugh...I totally dig into my 'baking' choco chips every now and then too lol!!!

Jennifer said...

Hey andi.. absolutely adorable :) and btw love your new blog page :D xoxox oh so gurly colours xox

TracyG said...

Love everything about this card! The image, colouring, papers, window, heart punch. It's awesome!

Tracey said...

I love this Andrea! What an absolutely fabulous card!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

What a fabulous tutorial....totally made me SOL...*snort out loud*...and I could just picture my poor Katie-kins standing there taking pics of your fuzzy arms!! *heehee*

Michele Boyer said...

This is totally adorable, Andrea! Fantastic tutorial too! Thanks for sharing it! :)

Melanie said...

Andrea....this is fantastic!! I have never attempted a tutorial before, and your's is great! Swoon, huh??? Hmmm...not sure I've ever had that effect on somebody before! lol (funny girl!)

Your card this week is absolutely adorable! I LOVE your colour combination! GORGEOUS!!!

Gurkiss Scrappande said...

Oooh what a wonderful card. So cute, so romantic *love it*

Love from Sweden.

Hugs Gurkiss

freaky said...

I love your card and thank you for the great tutorial. It is very easy to understand and I think I try it :o)

hugs, Nicole

Lori said...

Thank you for this very entertaining tutorial! I may just try it soon :D Your card turned out great, btw!!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Leah the Orange said...

Andrea, i think your aperture card turned out FABULOUS! love the "frame"!

From Marriage to Motherhood said...

Lovely homemade card! :-)

Elsina said...

Thank you for the tutorial, never thought of such a peek trough window, great idea and beautiful card!