I made this one for the challenge over at Caardvarks (sketch challenge). If you get some time stop by and take their challenge. They have some really nice candy going on with it. And don't forget to check out the DT's cards and the others that have posted. They are all just so inspiring. All of the product here is out of my "older stash." Anna Griffin papers (at which I just love love love her papers and I have been hoarding them). To make the scallop border I used 3 1" punched circles and used a pencil to trace them, then moved all 3 down the line to make the length of the card and cut them out. I added black stickles with a pearl inside to highlight each scallop. Used a felt flower border, green ribbon and a row of sequins on top with Prima flowers and one of those darling little Junkitz rubbery tag thingies that has been in my stash forever. In the upper left corner I used 2 of the felt flowers added 2 little felt balls with a stick pin with pearl beads to it. There's a better photo below of the stick pin. I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the bottom of the pin so it wouldn't prick anyone who gets this card.
next up is for a challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps blog. This is my new love for stamps. I have to have "ALL" of them. They just released some new stamps and they are just darling little creatures. You have to pop over and check them out. The challenge is to use metal on your card and you have to use at least one stamp from Kraftin Kimmie. It took me awhile to color and cut Josephine out, but I really love how she turned out. She is just so cute. The metal I used was a metal saying (magic moments--don't remember who made this) brads (Karen Foster) paper clip and stamples (Making Memories). Added some stickles for a little glitz but I don't think it came out in the photo. Fiskars border punch and Prisma pencils with Gamsol. I'm still trying to work on my coloring. So what do you think? Isn't she just a darling little stamp? Pop on over and see what the rest of the girls did with this challenge.
here's the paper clip that I broke in half and used it on the ends to hold the ribbon.
In the photo's below, do you remember.......
this Borderlines victorian edger/ruler from Creative Memories?
or how about this Deluxe Card Template from Deluxe Cuts? I remember I just had to have all of these templates. I bet you did to. They were the hottest thing on the market when they came out. Not to mention the one's for scrapbooking. I had to have all of those as well. So as I was digging through my stash of "dusty tools" I came across these beauties and decided to make a card. Not to mention I dug out a Magolia stamp. I don't know why, but I have been so intimidated with these stamps. I have been a lurker on the Magnolia blog/yahoo group and have so admired everyone's work and wished that I could make something as gorgeous as their cards were. So I decided to give it a try. My card didn't turn out gorgeous, but for my 2nd card of Magnolia stamps I think it turned out ok. What do you think?
I used the ruler on the right border and added some Heidi Swapp chipboard letters to it for the greeting with Making Memories stickers at the top (I'm). Punched a 2 1/2" circle, added a black mat and I have her sitting on top of a string of ribbon that I folded in half. I used the Deluxe Cuts template to make the background. But you really can't see much of it with the circle. Added some Prima flowers and Robins Nest pearls. I know the coloring is just horrible, but I'm trying.
Well that's it for today. I'm off and going to work on dinner. We always eat early so I need to get crackin. Have a blessed week ahead. Hugs from Charm City