Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Last Two and A Happy Mail Package

Here are my last two cards for the week long Dare to Get Dirty challenges over at Split Coast. What a challenge just to finish them all - I think there were 20 challenges but I combined several of them onto one card when I could (which was perfectly legal to do! - it said so right on the list of 'rules'!!)
This card is for 2 DTGD challenges - Amy's challenge to make a 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 size card and use something acetate/clear on it and Lindsey's challenge to use pink and black and some faux stitching. I don't think I have ever made this size card before and I love it!! I used this pretty DP from Basic Grey and some clear ghost flowers from Heidi Swapp I've had them for a couple of months and finally opened them! It feels so good to use the stuff you've bought! The border 'stitching' is a Hero Arts stitched ribbon stamp and it looks as crooked as it would if I stitched it on my machine!
Stamps: Stitched ribbons: Hero Arts, Sentiment:: so many sayings: SU
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic black: SU, DP - Basic Grey: Perhaps
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine,kPretty in Pink: SU
Accessories: Black dotted grosgrain ribbon: Flourishes, clear ghost flowers: Heidi Swapp, sponge, jazzy pink brads, oval punch, word punch

And this card is for the DTGD challenge by Natasha who gave us a sketch - which I really love! I used some pretty designer paper by Graphic 45 and my cute stork from Gina K (another loved but never inked yet stamp!) The sentiment (Special Delivery) is from a $1 G clear set from Michaels and was perfect for this card!I colored my image with Prismacolor and SU markers and cut it out and embossed it with my rectangle nestabilities. I pierced the bottom, cuttled the panel and added the ribbons.

These challenges have been great - and I really appreciate all the behind the scenes work that went into this by a lot of dedicated people over at Split Coast. My heart felt 'thank you' to them all!

Stamps: Stork: How Sweet it Is - Gina K Designs, Sentiment: G - clear stamps
Paper: Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla: Su, DP: Graphic 45: Baby button bingo
Ink: Onyx black Versafine, Sweet Orange Adirondack
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, SU markers, green & orange gingham ribbons, Nestability rectangle, cuttlebug, paper piercer, Fiskars stamp edge scissors

And last but not least on my post today - look at the fun package I got in the mail! This was my blog candy winnings from my good blogging and SCS pal - Linsey! Hi Linsey! I received this wonderful Asian theme clear stamp set by Clear Artistic Stamps called Shadows of Memories and two wonderful AncientPage inks which I'm so excited to try out!! You really MUST check out Linsey's blog - she makes the most fun and creative things over there - so get a 'cuppa' - sit back - and browse through her projects - tell her Julia sent you!!!

Charge It to My Friends!

Thought that might get your attention! I was honored with this award by two blogging friends - Deena and Michelle - both of them have super blogs with wonderful things to show you so please check them out!

So The Rules that come with this award (there's always a catch right!?!?!) :
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.
I have chosen the following people who are gracious enough to check out my blog and leave me nice comments!
Please jump over to their blogs and see the wonderful work they do! You will be inspired I know!
And I'd also like to say thanks to YOU for stopping by here to visit me!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An Artful INKable Sketch - Please Join in the Fun!

Every other week the Design Team at Artful INKables issues a challenge to it's members.

This week it is a wonderful sketch challenge designed by Jenn Muroaka, one of the 'Ink Girls' as Jenn has dubbed us! (Makes me feel like a Rock Star!)

You can check out all the deets on Kristin's blog.

This is the card I made based on Jenn's sketch.

I used my favorite (so far!) Artful INKables stamp set called Plant Prints. I just love the ferns in this set - I think they remind me of all the summers I spent camping as a child. My sister and I would take our blankets out in the woods near our tent and play for hours. I love the smell of the pine in the heat of the summer!

I used this great origami paper as background and source for my color choices. I stamped the images on white card stock and then restamped some, cut them out and layered them on the original image popping them up on foam dimensionals.

Then I attached the strip of pretty velvet ribbon and some gem stones on the centers of the flowers. I overstamped the sentiment with a smaller fern and added a gem stone here too for a little shimmer.

And now the exciting part- you are invited to join us by making a card using this sketch too!

Just make your card and use the Keyword ARTINK when you load it in your Split Coast gallery.

If you don't have a gallery on Split Coast - just leave a comment with the link to your card on the Artful INKable's blog. We'd love you to use Artful INKable stamps but if you don't have any (yet!) use any stamps that you'd like!

And don't forget to check out the other Design Team Members sketch cards





We'd really love to have you join us in this sketch challenge!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Plant Prints & Basic Salutations: Artful INKables

Paper: Blue Bazzill, basic black: SU, White: PTI, DP: origami paper - Aizome

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Bordering Blue: SU, Denim: Adirondack, Plum Pudding

Supplies: Circle punches, Gem Stones: Hero Arts, Black velvet ribbon, foam dimensionals,

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Primary Color Coaster Photo Album

Hi everyone! I'm so glad you came by to see my fun little photo album project!

I made this for Carole's DTGD (Dare to Get Dirty) challenge over on Split Coast to use real red, brilliant blue and yo yo yellow on your card. I NEVER use these primary colors!! (at least not together!) and if I think of them I think of little kids and elementary school! - so I decided to make a little photo album out of two 5 3/8 inch by 3 7/8 inch coasters and my Bind It all.I used this fun alphabet designer paper for the covers and this wonderful stamp from the Crafty Secrets 'Story of Me' set that I've had for ages and NEVER INKED yet!! I stamped my image on white, colored it with copics and layered it on red, yellow and blue. I sponged the edges of the covers with Brilliant Blue ink.

I used 3/4 inch Zutter white wire for the binding to be sure to leave enough room for the extra width of pictures that will be added later.

I used real red, yo yo yellow and ballet blue (I had no Brilliant blue) card stock for the pages cut slightly smaller - 5 x 3 1/2.
For the inside of my album I cut a nestability scalloped rectangle and stamped a label from Label Classics to cover the ends of the ribbons as well as provide a place to write in the contents of the album or dates or names etc!

Well - despite using colors I wouldn't usually grab - I do like my little project that I ended up with!! and that's what challenges are all about right?!!

Stamps: Crafty secrets: Story of Me, inside book: Label classics: SU
Paper: ballet blue, real red, yo yo yellow: SU White: PTI, DP: Autumn Leaves
Ink: Brilliant Blue, onyx black versafine
Accessories: Scotch quick dry adhesive, sponge, coasters, cuttlebug & folders, nestability scalloped rectangle (inside) dotted blue grosgrain ribbon: Michaels, red striped grosgrain ribbon: SU, copics, bind it all, 3/4 zutter wires, corner rounder, sanding block

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Happy Busy Day for Me!

Wow! What a day I've had today!

First, when I checked out who was the Featured Stamper on Split Coast before going to church this morning - I found out it was ME!!! That means everyone participating in the challenge - looks in my gallery and chooses a card to CASE (copy and selectively edit). And what I wanted to do was just stay home all day and go into the Featured Stamper gallery and see all the cards people made based on my cards and comment on them!

But - first I had to go to church - and then I had to drive 1 hour to Manchester, NH to teach my very first class at a stamp shop called the Paper Tree. So I was gone to that from 11 - 4:30!

Here is a picture of the class - where we made the cute little paper LL Bean-like bags that everyone is holding up!

A happy shout out to Janice, Lynn, Maddy, Michelle, Kerry and Dawn! We had a great time making these today! And thanks also to owner Michelle (not in pic) for inviting me to teach there! At least 3 of these ladies are on Split Coast.

When I got home I was able to work on commenting on cards for about 1hour.

Then DH and I had to eat supper - so we went out to Applebee's and then had to do a few errands (like get cat foood!).

So finally at 8:30 pm I started my card for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges being held all this past week at Split Coast. I thought with this card I was now caught up - but found out there are 4 more challenges for today!
This card is for 3 DTGD challenges - Jen's sketch, Kittie's Make a Scene and Laura's make it dirty (distress, sponge & tear - not the other kind LOL!!!) I used a Kraft card stock base and layered on a green bazzill piece with sponged and distressed edges. Then I cuttled the 4 smaller squares putting ink on the folder so it came out two tone. I sponged and distressed the edges on these. I made my little shack in the field scene with 4 separate stamps, colored them, sponged and distressed the edges. I doodled around the edge of the card and added the velvet ribbon and metal dots. Finally, I stamped the sentiment on Kraft - sponged and distressed.

So - I'm exhausted from my day - but a very happy camper!

Stamps: Shack & Old fence: Stampscapes, plant - Stampington & Co, Sentiment: Inky Antics
Paper: Kraft, close to cocoa, bazzill green
Ink: soft sky, close to cocoa, so saffron: SU, Onyx black versafine
Accessories: distresser, cuttlebug & folder, foam dimensionals, black micron pen, black velvet ribbon, metal dots, Prismacolor markers: walnut, cinnamon toast, green tea, mulberry, terra cotta, olive green, home made cloud template

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Stitched Flap Cupcake Birthday

Hi everyone! Today was a beautiful, sunny, hot day here in Massachusetts! We had my son and his fiance over for dinner out on the patio in the backyard - they had predicted rain earlier in the week for today so I cooked inside just in case but it was a wonderful day! They have 2 bassett hounds - Daisy and Roscoe - (my grandchildren! LOL!) who had a great time romping around in the yard!

So my stamping had to wait until after they left and I have 6 challenges on my work table to complete from the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges this week over on Split coast! I'm trying not to panic LOL!!!

Here is my card covering 3 of the challenges:

This is a flap card for Rose Ann's challenge - see her tutorial on how to make one on Split Coast here.

It has cupcakes on it for Taylor's challenge to use those on your card - and I stitched around the edges of the card with my sewing machine for Julia's challenge to use stitching on your card.

Phew! I haven't done much sewing on my cards so that was a REAL challenge!! The Basic Grey designer paper called Cupcake worked perfectly for this don't you think?! The two cupcakes are from Lockhart stamps and the fun sentiment inside is from Printworks.
I used velcro for the closure instead of a magnet (in the tutorial) and I heated the ends of the ribbon with my hot gun to make it curl and shrink up. I sponged the edges with Certainly celery.

You can check out all the Flap cards people have made for the challenge on SCS here.

And all the cupcake cards here.

And all the stitched cards here!

Exciting news! I'm going to be teaching a class tomorrow up at the Paper Tree in Manchester, NH - we're going to be making little LL Bean-like summer totes out of card stock! You can see examples here as well as other kinds of bags I have made. Wish me luck - it's my first time teaching at a stamp shop and I'm a little nervous!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Cupcakes: Lockhart Stamps, Sentiment: Printworks
Paper: Cool Carribean, certainly celery: SU, White: PTI, DP: Basic Grey - Cupcake
Ink: Certainly Celery - SU, Onyx black versafine
Accessories: Dotted sheer ribbon, heat gun, scor pal, sewing machine, nestability circles, cuttlebug, coluzzle circle and knife, velcro, sponge, Prismacolor markers: sky blue light, ballet pink, cheey, cinnamon toast
Techniques: sewing, flap card, coluzzle, nestabilities

The Turkey Wagon, Fun in the Sun, and Wedding Souls

First up - the Turkey Wagon! That's the name of this cute Amuse stamp that I used on my challenge card. Holly's DTGD challenge over on Split Coast was to use her sketch and use lots of layers - which is what she usually does on her own cards.

This is the sketch - I turned it on it's side to accomodate my turkey wagon image!

I think I have 7 layers on this card - if I count them correctly! I pulled out this fun designer paper by Basic Grey called Deciduous and that led me to get this Turkey Wagon stamp by Amuse out to go with the trees! I colored my image with Prismacolor markers. The sentiment was in a clear $1 pack from Michaels. I added 3 dew drops in the top left corner to balance the sentiment. I attached the sheer dotted ribbon under the image and over the panel - I think it looks like the road the wagon is driving through the woods on! The ovals are all cut with my Nestability dies on my Cuttlebug. The Apricot Appeal panel is embossed with the Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder.

Stamps: Turkey Wagon: Amuse, Sentiment: Studio G Clear Stamps
Paper: Vintage Cream & Spring Moss: PTI, Apricot Appeal & Certainly Celery: SU, DP: Basic Grey: Mellow - Deciduous
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: nestability ovals, cuttlebug, swiss dots folder, green swiss dots ribbon: Michaels, dew drops, Prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals, glue dots

Fun in the Sun is my card for Stef's Inspiration challenge over at Splitcoast. We were to find a blog banner that inspired us. Well - just as I was going to go look at some blogs - the ad for the cats pajamas stamps was showing at the top of the SCS screen and it had a cat in an innertube (and I have a stamp like that - well the inner tube part - not the cat part) so I clicked on it and found this. And it was my inspiration to make this card.I stamped my fun bug in his inner tube - masked him and sponged the ocean and sky, added a school of fish to the ocean and a sizzix die sun that I sponged with So Saffron and stamped a little face on. I cut the oval with my nestabilities and stamped the summer sentiment. The sun and sentiment are up on dimensionals.
Now go find a blog banner that inspires you to make a card!!
Stamps: Face stamp - unknown, School of Fish: Rubber Tree Stamps, Bug in tube: Alotastamps, sentiment: Hero Arts
Paper: White: PTI, Night of Navy: SU , yellow unknown
Ink: Not quite navy, soft sky, so saffron: SU, Sunset Orange: Adirondack, onyx black Versafine
Accessories: mask, Sun sizzix die, petite oval nestability, sponges, prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals

And finally, The Wedding Souls is my card for Joan's DTGD challlenge at Split Coast - to use a silhouette stamp on your card. I used this lovely wedding couple stamp from Artful Inkables Wedding Silhouettes set. I stamped it in black on white card stock and cut and embossed it with my oval nestability.

Then I cut out an oval from a white panel so I had a window. I cut the scallop oval out of black card stock and cut out the middle so just a frame was left and put that on the cut out circle. (stay with me now!)

I mounted the panel with thick foam dimensionals over the image. This also qualifies for the Ways to Use It Challenge - Negative thoughts - I used the outside (negative) piece left after cutting out the oval. I added stickles to the bouquet and head dress for a little sparkle.

Just a reminder: this Artful INKable wedding set is 10% off until the end of July so go on over there if you're thinking you need this pretty set!

Stamps: Wedding Silhouettes - Artful Inkables
Paper: White: PapertreyInk, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Thick foam dimensionals, crystal ice stickles, oval nestabilities

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Simple Inspiration

Here is my card for Sharon's DTGD challenge over on Split Coast to make a simple card. It is also for Kristina's Inspiration #17 challenge that you can see here and above. I scored a border on my white card. Then I stamped my tulip on a white piece that I cut with my petite rectangle nestability. I then mounted that to a sage shadow panel and a cameo coral panel (I don't have Regal Rose). That is mounted to the card with foam dimensionals. I used my horizontal punch to make two slots on either side of the stem and tied my ribbon through it.
A short post tonight - I'm going to try and get some more challenges done and get to bed early! See you tomorrow!
Stamps: Terrific Tulips: SU
Paper: White: PTI, Cameo Coral, Sage Shadow: SU
Ink: Sage Shadow, cameo Coral, rose red
Accessories: horizontal slot punch, ribbon: PTI Aqua Mist Twill, petite rectangle nestabilities, scor pal, foam dimensionals

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Inspiring Cake, Watercoloring, a Sketch and Masculine Motorcross

Yes folks - you can get anything you could possibly want right here on this post today!!! My two cards cover 5 challenges!

I made this card for two Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on Split Coast - Jenn's challenge to be inspired by a cake seen here. And Christine's challenge to use watercoloring on a card.I immediately thought of using this designer paper that I had. I watercolored this cute little dragonfly from Artful INKables Pond Friends set - using Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and my aquabrush - layered it on black and red panels as well as some magic mesh and stamped the sentiment on the layered circles.I don't think you can see it too well - but I outlined my dragonfly with Spica gold pen - IRL it looks all shimmery. I also stamped another head and layered it over the image. The sentiment circles are up on foam dimensionals also.

Stamps: Artful Inkables Pond Friends and Basic Salutations
Paper: Spring Moss: PTI, Ruby Red & Basic Black: SU, DP Holiday Ivy
Ink: Onyx black versafine
Accessories: Prismacolor Watercolor pencils, aquabrush, paper piercer, circle punches, spica gold pen, red magic mesh, foam dimensionals, Ribbon: Spring Moss Saddle stitched: PTI

My second card is for three more challenges over on Split Coast. This weeks sketch challenge, Lauren's DTGD challenge to use monochromatic color and Michelle's DTGD challenge to make a masculine card!

Here is the sketch - I turned it on it's side to accomodate my stamped image.

I used the biker stamp from Artful INKables Motorcross set along with Charbon designer paper from Stampin Up, Basic Gray and Going Gray for my card. I added magic mesh under the image and some star snap brads.

I stamped the sentiment on Vintage Cream by PapertreyInk - punched it with the small oval punch and mounted it to a larger oval piece of Basic Grey.

So I got a lot of challenges covered today - and once again I'm getting to bed at 11:30 instead of 10! I'll try again tomorrow night!

Don't forget the 10% off sale going on over at Artful Inkables through the end of July!

Thank you SO MUCH for coming by! I really truly appreciate each of you taking the time to look at my stuff! I'll be checking out yours too!

Stamps: Motorcross & Basic Salutations: Artful Inkables
Paper: going grey, basic gray, DP - Charbon: SU, vintage cream: PTI
Ink: going gray - SU
Accessories: magic mesh, star button brads, cropadile, foam dimensionals, oval punches, nestability rectangle

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fruit and Lots of White

My card today is for two Split Coast challenges - a weekly Double Dare Challenge I do with a few SCS friends and JulieHRR's Dare to get Dirty challenge.
This weeks Double Dare hostess is Itsapassion (Anne) and her challenge was to make a card based on the decoration theme of your kitchen and to combine it with a Dirty Girl challenge.
And JulieHRR's Dirty Girl challenge was to make a clean simple white card!
SO- after all that explanation!!!
My kitchen has a fruit theme -Apples, pears, oranges, and grapes on the wallpaper - and I left a lot of white on this card and used no layers except for the ribbon. Phew!! It was harder to leave space on my card then to fill it up!
You can see the other Double Dare Kitchen cards here.
I'm off to bed - I keep promising myself I'll get to bed by 10 and here it is 11:30!!!
Stamps: Orange slice: Magenta, Sentiment: See D's Friends Word Search
Paper: White PapertreyInk
Ink: Lettuce & Sunset Orange: Adirondack, Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Ribbon: Micheals

Monday, July 21, 2008

An ATC, Some Ribbon and Pretty Vellum

This is a multipurpose card here! First I made this Artist Trading Card (ATC) for Julee's challenge over at Verve Visual Blog to make an ATC using Verve Visual stamps. An ATC is a little card 3.5 x 2.5 that is just a panel.

Then I attached the ATC to a few more panels and to a card that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Fantasy Floral folder. And this card was for the Split Coast Dare to Get Dirty Challenge from Jody - to use ribbon on your card. You have to be a member of the Fan Club on Split Coast to participate in these Dare to Get Dirty challenges - so if you aren't a member - head on over and sign up and get going on the challenges. They will be happening all week long!
I used this beautiful plum pudding PapertreyInk ribbon over a lovely Anna Griffin designer paper. I stamped and cut out a Verve Visual flower and added stickles to it. The sentiment is cut out and framed with Nestability rectangles. To finish it off - I added dew drops to the centers of some of the embossed flowers.

Stamps: Verve Visual Fancy Florals remixed
Paper: Vintage cream & Plum pudding: PTI, DP: Anna Griffin
Ink: Plum pudding, Lavender Moon: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, dew drops, plum pudding swiss dot satin ribbon: PTI, nestabilities, strawberry ice stickles

And last, but not least! is my card for the Dare to Get Dirty 08 challenge from Laurie - to use vellum on your card.

I chose to sew the vellum over some designer paper and then to stamp and color on the vellum. I love the look of the DP showing softly through. I used a stamp set from Artful INKables called Thought I'd Bug You - and colored the images with my Prismacolor markers. I highlighted the grasshopper with a gold Spica pen so it glitters IRL but it didn't show up on the picture....

This is only the 2nd time I've sewn on a card and I felt better about how it came out this time - more even stitches and straighter lines! Practice makes perfect as they say! I cut away the vellum close to the stitching and then distressed the edges of the DP and sponged them with Sage Shadow.

I cut the sentiment shape with my Spellbinder Tag trio die - wove the PTI ribbon through it and attached the ends on the back. The tag is up on foam dimensionals. I added the 3 flower brads on the side.
And just a reminder: Kristin is offering 10% off all her stamp sets over at Artful INKables through July - there's only a couple more weeks - so hop on over to get that set you've had your eye on before the month is over!!

Thanks so much for coming by!

Stamps: Artful Inkables: Thought I'd bug You.
Paper: White: PTI, vellum cs: SU, DP: Foofala
Ink: Dark chocolate: PTI, Sage Shadow: SU
Accessories: sewing machine, white thread, foam dimensionals, flower brads: Making Memories, Spica gold pen, sponge, distresser: Heidi Swapp, Prismacolor makers, Spellbinder ribbon tag, cuttlebug, ribbon: PTI twill Spring Moss

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Butterfly - a Country Home - and an Anniversary Celebration!

Susiestampalot was the Featured Stamper today on Split Coast and I chose this lovely card of hers to CASE. Things I changed: I made mine a full card rather than an Artist Trading Card, used a butterfly instead of a flower and changed the colors - but I liked her layout and used that.
I stamped the butterfly on the card stock as well as on a piece of designer paper. I cut it out of the DP and attached it over the stamping - bending up the wings. I pierced the flight pattern added the colorful Basic Grey designer paper and ric rac on the bottom half.
Stamps: Verve Visual: fluttering by
Paper: white: PTI, buckeroo blue: SU, DP: basic grey - Cupcake
Ink: Buckaroo Blue: SU, onyx black versafine
Accessories: paper piercer, ric rac, bling

My second card is from the Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast. I love the inspiration pieces - country folk art by Kay Lamb Shannon shown to us by Anne (itsapassion) who guest hosted the challenge. I chose this fun thrift shop picture to be inspired by.

And here is my card.

As you can see - I had the close to perfect stamp for it - one I've had for some time and never inked yet (how many of those do we all have!!!???). It is an unmounted stamp and unfortunately I didn't write the name of the company on the stamp so I forget where I got it! Edited: I got the stamp at Alotastamps - a fellow SCS'er let me know she saw it there!! thanks I should have realized that - they have a lot of super fun stamps!

There are so many fun details on this stamp which is pretty big - it took up the full 4.25x5.5 card here. The 2nd story shutters have little hearts cut into them and a couple of flower pots sitting on them!
The polka dotted curtains and field stone foundation add to the homey look. I made the clouds using a home made cloud template (from a punched scallop circle - then sponged over the edge and kept moving the template up) you can see how I make clouds on this post - and the grass is stamped.

I stamped the 'welcome', punched it out with my oval punch, sponged the edges - went over the word with a gray Prismacolor marker and mounted it with foam dimensionals.

DH, Kent, and I were up at Bailey's Island - off of Portland, Maine - this weekend attending a 60th wedding anniversary of his cousins parents. They live in a beautiful spot overlooking the ocean for 4 months of the year - here are some pictures of our day there.

There are 3 cottages on their property - this is the largest one where they live - their children or guests stay in the other 2 when they visit.

This is the view of the ocean from their cottage.

This is a piece of artwork on the property - they have things like this in several locations!

This is the view from the lower cottage - right on the ocean!

And here is the bride - Joanne - standing - and her husband Walter, seated to the right. The dinner was actually held in a 'still being built' garage on the property - being the only room large enough to hold about 18 people! It was a lovely place to celebrate a momentous occasion with family and good food!

Stamps: cottage: Alotastamps, grass: sutton enterprises, welcome: warm wishes SU
Paper: White PTI
Ink: onyx black versafine, soft sky , Meadow: Adirondack
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, oval punch, sponge, hand made cloud template, dimensionals

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Silver Girls

This is my card for the limited supplies challenge on Split Coast - to have your card open in a different way - I used the gate fold style where you score the sides so they fold in and meet in the middle. Then I cut a Nestability scalloped rectangle to attach to the left panel

You can see Beate's tutorial for a gatefold card here. I attached a ribbon under the front panel, around the back to the other side so my card can tie shut. Basically the card is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and you score it at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" holding it the long way. Here you can see the ribbon going under the image and around the back.

A friend at work asked me to make an anniversary card for her to give to her boss - they have been working together for 25 years! So it's their Silver !! LOL!!and she wanted it to be humorous.

So on the front you see these 2 young ladies talking about starting out together.

And on the inside you see these two 'older' ladies talking about how nothing has changed over all that time!!

Here you can see how the front panel overlaps the left side and where the ribbon comes out.

I hope that my friend likes it and her boss isn't offended!! They really both look a lot like the girls on the front of the card (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

Stamps: Outside: Robyn & Meg: Me & my Big Ideas, computer generated sentiments, inside: Hitting the Town - Inky Antics
Paper: vintage cream PTI, DP: REminisce - wedded bliss - soft sage, silver: unknown
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: Copic markers, dimensionals, rectangle nestabilities, cuttlebug, sheer dotted ribbon: Michaels