Monday, July 18, 2011

For the Fallen Heroes

Good Monday all,
I have some cards I would like to share and some crafty news.  What a weekend, I stayed busy and was not able to get my cards finished for K Andrew's blog hop "For Fallen Heroes" until today.  I am mostly excited because I have been wanting to use K Andrew's stamps and hadn't gotten the chance until now. So I hope you will take some time and hop over to Getting Cricky with K Andrew and see what her and her DT have put together.  Before, showing my cards I want to let you know about a neat idea coming this fall a craft showing online, Craft channel is having 20 days of Cricut giveaways.  It is in week 2 of giveaways, they are giving the Cricut E2 away and not only one.  They are introducing the talents that will be showcased on the channel.  This is a way to see some new blogs and a chance to visit and see if there style is inline with what I want to do. I don't want to miss something that can help me express my self freely.  I hope you hop over and get the chance to win.  Onto my cards.
I think this card is so much nicer looking in person.  This is my first time using twine, not because I haven't tried, it is just so darn tricky if you are not naturally crafty. However, I learned by the second card that glue dots are your friend and hold the twine in place in the back.  I think I might try not to have it go all the way around but give the illusion by taping a small piece to the back so it doesn't make my paper lift. 
Paper-DCWV scraps
Stamp-K Andrew
Cappuccino Twine from the Twinery 
Cricut Cart-Straight from the Nest
they were cut at 2 1/2
Cuttlebug emboss a2 d'vine swirl
The card is a2 size for both cards 
I originally had the idea of using dog tags with this background but it was to plain for me, and I like simple design.  I apologize that it is so dark. I have my twine staying in place here but I learned that for me I better not glue anything until I am sure I like it. I spent way to my time trying to decide what I was going to use on this card.  But I am satisfied with the end product. Gotta say I was a lot less anxious on making these cards and although it might not be "perfect" I am posting them and I hope you enjoyed your visit today. 
Paper-DCWV scraps and the stars is from JO ANNs
Stamp-K Andrew
Cricut Cart-3 Birds on Parade


  1. Thank you for following my blog and commenting on our Christmas in July hop! I'm now your newest follower!

    Don't forget to check back in everyday this weekend for more projects and blog candy! And since you helped bring me to 100 followers, I'll be posting my blog candy for that after the hop on Monday!


  2. Both cards are so fabulous, Trina! I think you did an excellent job with twine! It is tricky to work with. Your designs are so awesome! Thanks for stopping by for the Christmas in July Blog Hop :)


  3. Loving all of your creations and what a wonderful new blog...Happy to be a new follower and just wanted to say thanks for the sweet comments at my blog too!!!
    "GO BUCKS"!!!