Jan 20 2009

JustRite Dirty Velvet

Funny title!! But I’m using JustRite product to be introduced at CHA, the card is for a Dirty Girl Challenge(click to see all uploads, they’ll be coming in all day long), and the challenge is to make a valentine using texture — thus the velvet!!! So maybe now it’ll make more sense — LOL!!! Each month the Dirty Girls run a challenge amongst themselves and this month it is to make a Valentine with texture, but NO red, so I went pink and black and used the velvet for my texture, among other things. Here it is:


I truly do love this and it was fairly easy to make. It is 5.5″ square, but looks a bit misshapen due to the angle of my photo. I was trying to show all the texture. My heart is black dressmaker velvet fabric. I first adhered dressmaker Pellon Fusible Interfacing to the back of the velvetwith the iron according to the package instructions, and then I ran it through the Cuttlebug with the largest Classic Heart Nestability by Spellbinders. It pretty much cut through. I had to use the scissors to snip a few threads here and there, but I have no complaints. And I might add that my Cuttlebug has gotten very loose, so you may have no problem at all. I was then worried that the raw edges of the velvet may fray and ravel and make a mess on my card, so to try to prevent that I turned the heart upside down and gave it a good spray with Spray Glue, hoping it would keep my edges from fraying. I does appear to have worked, at least initially. I guess time will tell as this card gets packaged and handled if it’ll fray or not — I hope it doesn’t!!! We’ll see —

To add texture to the top black portion of the card, I made a little background stamp on an acrylic block by combining two little swirlies from a Crafty Secrets set and stamped it repeatedly to get my pattern, then black embossed. It does add a very nice texture to the black paper. I got some additional texture on my cardby adding ribbon and pearls, and of course the stick pin and scallops on the heart provide more texture. Hope I *texturized* it enough for those Dirty Girls — LOL!!!


Here’s some of the detail. There’s a light background stamping on the small heart achieved by using a gray ink and stamping off once first. The *True Love* sentiment on my small heart is made using a combination of Times New Roman Font by JustRite and the soon to be available Lowercase Times New Roman Font, both in 25 pt. I can’t tell you how pleased I am that JustRite is making lowercase font available — I just love the more professional and finished look we can achieve with the addition of the lowercase font to their line.


I created my *True Love* on the smaller of my Harmony Rectangle Stampers. The Lowercase Times New Roman font is shown and as you can see it is also available in all 3 sizes to coordinate with the original uppercase font sets — 95 pt., 50 pt. and 25 pt. Again, I used 25 pt. today, but yesterday’s post used the 95 pt. You can see it here if you’d like to see the huge size difference. Love that we have all sizes available with the purchase of one box of font!!!

Stamps: Times New Roman Font and new Lowercase Times New Roman Font, used on the Harmony Rectangle Stamper, all by JustRite. Cherish by Crafty Secrets. Anna Griffin background by All Night Media.

Paper: SU Black, Pink Pirouette. PTI White. Crafty Secrets Classic Heartwarming Vintage Collection Pad.

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black. Palette Charcoal. Versa Mark.

Accessories: Classic and Scallops Heart Nestabilities by Spellbinders; SU Taffeta Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Corner Rounder; Kaiser Pearls; Black Embossing Powder; Glue Glider, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Mounting Squares, Dressmaker Velvet Fabric, Pellon Fusible Interfacing, Iron, Spray Glue.

(NOTE: I got my Cherish by CraftySecrets, myKaiser Pearls and Glue Glider from Joan’s Garden.)


Please remember to check out the JustRite Blog each day this week — with 2 uploads each day there is a lot of see, drool over and be inspired by over there! New product is being revealed daily and fabulous projects by Guest Designer Barb Schram are being posted daily as well!!! You won’t want to miss Barb’s designs!!!


And if you’re going to be at CHA, be sure to stop at the JustRite booth. Debbie Olson and Sharon Harnist will be providing Make-and-Take projects that you won’t want to miss!!!

Thanks much for stopping in today!!! Wishing you all a wonderful week!!!

39 responses so far

39 Responses to “JustRite Dirty Velvet”

  1. Cynde says:

    Love your Beautiful velvet Pink and Black Card!! It is so Elegant… I also love the lower case letters will available soon for the Times New Roman Font. You are right about it looking so professional and finished. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  2. Oh Sharon, what a truly FANTASTIC card. I’m loving the black & pink, along with all of your wonderful design elements. It really makes this card stand out. I {heart} this card!!!

  3. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, what a beautiful elegant card. Velvet is so classy and you have done a wonderful job using it. I love the pink and black too!


  4. Lisa Brown says:

    Wow! This is beautiful, Sharon…love that black velvet!

  5. Kathie says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous Sharon!! The texturized paper adds such beautiful sparkle to this card. Love it!!

  6. Elena says:

    Fabulous card! I love the velevet heart! And colors are amazing!

  7. Elena says:

    I am sorry, Sharon… I didn’t write the word correct. It should be velvet.

  8. Cheryl says:

    WOW!!! This is just stunning you have outdone yourself again!!! I love the colour combo and DP!!!

  9. Carol says:

    My jaw just fell to the floor when I realized you used real velvet on this card! How stunning is that?!?! Beautiful in every possible way – this is just a masterpiece of cardmaking!

  10. Alanna says:

    This is a fantastic card. Very elegant looking.

  11. Dawn Easton says:

    Sharon, your card is GORGEOUS! Wow!

  12. Jules says:

    Wow, simply stunning 🙂

  13. Awesome Sharon! That heart looks so cool! Oh la la…. Great Valentine!

  14. Kelly says:

    WOW! This card is amazing!

  15. GASP!!!! Sharon, this is STUNNING!!! Wow!

  16. Cindy H. says:

    What a lovely valentine!!! I love everything about it – just gorgeous!!! TFS

  17. Sheila says:

    What a stunning card Sharon! You have out done yourself once again. TFS! Sheila

  18. Shellie H. says:

    Absolutely gorgeous card!!!! Very stunning…….love it!

  19. This is definitely a stunner!!

  20. Rose Ann says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Sharon!! Love the colors, beautiful heart, and pin!!

  21. Melanie says:

    I adore that black velvet!!! What a popper!! The colors are so romantic too!! Nice!

  22. Deb Rymer says:

    Wowza, Sharon! So very beautiful. Your card reminded me that I have long wanted to try “stamping” on velvet with an iron. Might just try that for a valentine card soon. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Jerri Kay says:

    Wowzers, Sharon, this is one fabulous Valentine’s card! Love it, absolutely love it! I’m out the door, but will be back to read your post.

  24. Charlene says:

    Love this…I’ve got some black velvet in my fabric stash…have to try this!
    thanks again, Sharon

  25. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Yes, GASP!!!! That is all I can do as well. Oh my word, Sharon!!!! What a stunningly beautiful card.
    Love it!!!!!! WOW!!!!

  26. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    I love your velvet heart! And I love pink and black together. Awesome card! Got to check those fonts out too!

  27. Norine says:

    this is a beautiful card love the velvet and didnt know you could use it with the nesties thanks

  28. Just stunning! Love the colors, the velvet, the taffeta ribbon, pearls, embossing and every other thing about this beautiful card. I really don’t know how your can bear to part with your masterpieces!


  29. Amy Johnson says:

    Wow! This is fabulous! I love the use of the Black Velvet. Its so rich, elegant, and romantic!

  30. Wow– this velvet looks absolutely marvelous! Just beautiful!

  31. barb schram says:

    What a beautiful card. Sharon! Thanks for the mention! I am lovin’ all the JustRite product too! Take good care!

  32. This card is simply “stunning”. Love the colours and textures and that black velvet adds a very romantic mood. So, so elegant. Thanks for sharing Sharon.

  33. […] made a card with a black velvet heart yesterday, using a slightly different method that you can read about here if you like.  Having fun with velvet this week!! Stamps:   Plain Jane Sentiment by Verve Visual; […]

  34. gwen says:

    oh my gosh!!! this is completly stunning!!!!!

  35. rebecca says:

    They are both gorgeous! If you are concerned about fabric fraying in the future, dip a paint brush into liquid glue (preferably not one that dries to repositionable) and paint it along the edge of the fabric from the back. You only need a tiny bit. HTH!

  36. leslierich says:

    Oooooooooh, ahhhhhhhhhh…too pretty for words! So wonderful to touch. I love it!

  37. I love it. What a fantastic idea…velvet. I can hardly wait to try this out. Wonderful

  38. Dee Jackson says:

    This is Fabulous!! I love everything about this.

  39. Aimee says:

    O.M.G. – This black velvet card is stunning!

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