Sunday, January 3, 2010

Key to My Heart Day 2

I loved seeing so many of your guesses yesterday. Many of you were correct with the keys, but my favorite comments were those of you that thought I had done a distressed background image! I got a good chuckle out of that, and then worried how many others turned away and thought that was the stamp set! Ha.


Now for the real fun.

This first card is just a simple card I made, but it showcases one of the keys and one of my favorite sentiments. I just think it's sweet, but of course I'm biased! 

 

This next card has another one of the keys along with one of the background stamps (you can just barely see it on the black cardstock). I have a hard time deciding on my favorite key, but I think my favorite key you won't see until tomorrow!

I did want to show you how I made the pattered paper piece. The pictures above just really don't show it off. First of all the torn edges are really torn out and I think give it some fun dimension. First I started of with some scrap cardstock and 5 pieces of pattered paper.


Isn't that paper pretty? Next up I tore one edge on each piece except the bottom piece. Also, did you know you can guide the rip? If you are tearing with your left hand use your right thumb to keep the rip going the direction you want by placing it right where you want the rip to go. I think it really helps when you are working with thick paper.

After that's done I just roll the paper on a pencil or pen to make it curl out and glue the top edge!



Thanks for stopping by, and if you missed yesterday's post, I will be releasing Key to My Heart on January 6th and for all comments between now and January 5th at 10 pm eastern, I will give one commenter TWO sets of my new stamp set. One for you and one to giveaway!

Also, if you are interested in the blinkie you can get it from that post as well here. For all of that posted it yesterday seriously THANK YOU. I wish I could give so many of you big hugs. I can't tell you how much your support means!

39 comments:

Brenda Weaver said...

I love the keys, Courtney! What a fun set. I can't wait to see it in it's entirety. Great job on your first set. It's being released a day before my birthday. i think I see a birthday gift to myself coming up! :)

Dawn-Marie said...

Oh Courtney I cannot wait until your stamp set comes out! I love the keys! I am seriously going to try your card with the ripped paper. That is too cute! I might make it into a mini page for the mini album I am working on! :)

Carly said...

Oh these are so fabulous Courtney!! The images look amazing! Congrats again on starting this most amazing venture.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Gorgeous cards and this is looking more like a must have for Valentines day!

Carol said...

This is really a pretty set from the looks of it Courtney. I put your button up on my blog for you. Now, in return, if you could JUST find a way to insert an extra 12 hours into each day for me that would rock :)

Julie E said...

I was a little off with my guess yesterday - hopefully it still counts since there are hearts incorporated with the keys! I will be back tomorrow to see more :>)

melissac said...

Courtney-- I LOVE the previews!! I'm waiting (very impatiently I might add) for the release so I can get my hands on your new set!! :-) Blessings and Hugs!!

~amy~ said...

Omgoodness sista!!!!!!!! What fabbie cards...Kim I love the keys!!!! Can't wait to see more!!!!! I love it!!

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! How exciting! I was going to guess birthday balloons... so I was way off too. ;) I LOVE the red key. It looks like a letterpress card. What kind of ink did you use? It's GORGEOUS! Can't wait to see more!

Deanna said...

Beuatiful Courtney!

KAREN said...

Really cute cards and really cute stamps. Love the font on the sentiments, and thanks for explaining you how you ripped your paper, I'll have to try that soon.

kari said...

How beautiful! I'm so excited for you.

Laurel said...

My goodness, so fabulous, love the keys!!!

Maile Belles said...

What a fabulous idea for a stamp set and gorgeous cards! So excited about your new venture, can't wait to see more!

Ann said...

Awesome cards, Courtney! I'm really getting excited now! :D

Heather P. said...

They're beautiful, and I LOVE the fonts you chose!

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Great Keys and what an exciting adventure Courtney! That is awesome and I am so happy for you!! :) I look forward to seeing what you create next! :)

Happy New Year!

Karen said...

I {heart} this set, Courtney!! Love the keys....don't think I've seen it before in stamps! Your acrylic card is so graphic and bold its just curling my toes...love it! Congrats on your first stamp set!!! :>

Winter said...

Beautiful cards! :)

lynn said...

congrats on your new adventure! love the ripped paper idea!

i have your blinkie up now!

SmilynStef said...

Love the way you combined those various papers ... the torn edges are wonderful.

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

oh my goodness, i love those sentiments! :D sooo cute :) looking forward to the release of this set!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Your cards are great Courtney! I love that first one... it is my fav!!

The Quiles Family said...

I love the keys...can't wait to get your stamp set for myself. Yay!

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all!

maiahs_momma said...

LOVE the keys, what a great set :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine

jen said...

super cute sneak peaks! and thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving me some love! you're too sweet!! Happy Day! Looking forward to seeing the whole set!

yyam said...

Courtney, what a swell idea...keys to my heart...so perfect for VDay! You did great on your stamp set gal!

naomi chokr said...

Courtney this is so awesome!!! congratulations!!! I love your new set

Terena said...

Very Cute so far! Can't wait to see the full set. Congrats on your new adventure.

Terena said...

Very cute stamp set! Can't wait to see the rest of the set. Congrats on the new adventure!

Tracey said...

Such a cute idea the key is!!!! I'm sure your set will be a huge hit!!! Thanks for the step by step instruction for your cards...love that!!!

Stephanie said...

Courtney - congratulations!! not only are you continuing to inspire, but you've designed a gorgeous set that I know will be a big hit!! I'll spread the word on my blogarooni soon :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Great keys! I am so happy for you! ANd totally impressed you just went ahead and followed your dreams!

Nancy L. said...

wonderful cards!

Alanna said...

Gorgeous Courtney. Love it.

Tiff said...

This card is GORGEOUS! I wish you TONS of luck on this exciting venture!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards & AWESOME stamps!! How exciting for you!! God bless you on your exciting new venture. :)

Kandi Phillips said...

Congrats Courtney! These are adorable! Loving all the samples you have here, so very exciting! :)