Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Knight in Shining Armor

He is my Knight in Shining Armor!

I made this for hubby because most days this feels true...

Of course there are a  few rare days when I want to harm him.  (That would be on my dragon days)

But I am showing you in case you can use it for a Valentine for your sweetie.

Here is the outside of the card...

Very Manly

And here is the inside of the card:

Pretty clever, huh?

And here is the sentiment from the retired NEW in mini catalog rub-on set Chat Room

He will be in full agreement...
(insert eye roll or smirk here)

Really, he is pretty wonderful (safe to admit without him getting a big head, he is out of town, too busy to read this)

I'm not doing a full tutorial on the card but I will show you this photo to help you with the Knight

Part of a 1.75 circle  - stamp with the new solid stripes set from the mini

For visor - take an ORNAMENT punch (no longer for sale) hole - re-punch a little bit above the hole to get this shape - You could just cut this by hand if you didn't take my advice and buy the ornament punch.  Draw lines by hand and add glitter

1 inch hole, punch around it with the wide oval, use the 1 inch circle to snip in both sides at the neck

large oval - stamp with Canvas (retired) to look like chain metal. (stamping pretty subtle, can easily be skipped)

I think you can do the face on your own.

The castle door was stamped with Wood-grain background and sponged heavily.  I got the oval shape for the door by tracing my scotch tape dispenser (like I did with the apron recipe holder).  Spiral punch for castle top.  Stonework done freehand (sloppily)


Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 14. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

CarrieNixon said...

WOW, I think this may be my favorite card you have made! I love the way the door a draw bridge... Between Santa in his jammies and this guy for sure. SOOOOOOO making this! I'm very happy to see the visor is made with the ornament punch, I thought it was photo corners which I don't have... YIPPEEE Thanks so much for sharing... not everyone is this generous and FREEly sharing their ideas... not to mention yours are the best.

Carrie Rhoades said...

Wow, the knight, the draw bridge, you out did yourself on this one! Of course I think that with every new project you post!

Anonymous said...

totally awesome!
Pam Going Postal

Ruth Norton said...

ABSOLUETLY ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing!

Greetings By Chera said...

ITS TOTALLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!!.. YOU ROCK... Mine will have his sword, since my son was nice enough to hang out with me long enough to get one made... and at 14.. that is saying ALOT!!! LOL!

Stef H said...


hugs :)

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I love him! Although right now, I'm not feeling much like he is my Knight in Shining Armor, since he has been gone almost a month. Thanks for sharing.


Carey said...

This is just great and will be perfect for Roscoe's daddy. He is our knight in shining armor (or at least in his blue jeans). How is the idea of a punch book coming along? It would be so wonderful.

aka Roscoe's mommy

Lynn Pratt said...

Ellen,we must be linked today! This is the post that I just did and someone told me to come look on your blog! They would go so good together! I wish I had seen your knight first so he could go in the heart on the front!

Kim said...

awesome idea with the draw bridge too.