Friday, January 28, 2011

Sent With Love-Gumball Machine

I hope everyone had a great week! I created a card using my Stamp TV kit again. I just love those images! Today, I used the gumball machine. I think this is my favorite image in the set. It reminds me of when I was a little girl. I had a shiny, red gumball machine, on a dresser in my bedroom. I loved chewing gum as a kid and my dad would keep it stocked with colorful gumballs. I even had to use pennies in it to get the gum.

The colors for this card were inspired by the color challenge over at Stamp TV.

Here are the colors...


Here is my card...

Click on image to enlarge.

I also used my Fiskars Impression plates to get the hearts onto the red card stock. They don't show up real well here. I like the subtle texture the plates add. I used a Stampin Up! punch to create the heart border along the bottom. The sentiment is from THIS set by Papertrey Ink and I used two more punches from SU! for the sentiment. My image was colored with Copic markers.

I finished off the inside, as well. I used another SU! punch for the hearts. The sentiment stamp is from Michael's dollar spot. I fell in love with the font and just had to have it!

Here's a little close up. I used my Martha Stewart glitter on the ''machine'' portion of the image. LOVE that stuff. This color is called Garnet. I've been buying the glitter in holiday sets when they go on sale at Michael's. I got the Halloween set, the Autumn set, I missed the Christmas set, but I was able to grab the Valentine's Day set. I know they can be purchased all in one, but I like the thrill of the hunt! I used a Sakura glaze pen on the hearts. Not only does it give shine, it also adds texture, because when you run your fingers over the image, you can feel the hearts.

I made this card for Victoria's beau. He's away fulfilling military duties right now. And just between you and me...she is sooo missing him, that she's been keeping busy, not only with school, but also with cleaning the house! I really like that part!

As always, I thank you so much for visiting with me today. I hope you have wonderful things planned for the weekend.



Jeanne said...

Oh, Barb! I love this! We had a gumball machine in our house when I was growing up, too. Your post took me on a little trip down memory lane. *Ü* Thanks!

Your card is wonderful. I really like how you used the glitter to add that extra ooomph to the machine and the little heart gumballs. So sweet.

So, is Victoria back home then? I thought she was out of town going to college. How sweet that you are sending her beau such a lovely card. I hope he is safe wherever he is.

Sheila H said...

I love how you used all the glitter on this card. I wish I been at your Michael's to buy all that great stuff!

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Hi Barb: I'm glad you found SOC too. Nice card and good luck on the challenge. Your site is wonderful. Feel free to visit me at

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Barb! This card rocks! I love the glitter! Great job on the color challenge. Love it!

Sparkplug17 said...

What a darling card!

Alanna said...

So cute. What a great card. I love all the texture and bling.