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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just Because

Good morning...well chilly willy morning here...I thought spring was here, but it seems like it's taken a bit of a vacation...lol....I wanted to pop in here and share a card I had made with Edwin. I can't seen to remember what everyone calls this type of card, but I was finally able to make one. I really enjoyed all of the cards I had seen on the net and thought I'd give a go at one. But before I show you the card I do have a question about the borderabilities from Spellbinders.
Here's my question: how do you get the border to cut out fully on both sides? It seems like only one side will cut and I have to go in with my scissors and finish the opposite side. Is this right? Did I get a bum die? Or is there a trick to using these dies? I have gone to Spellbinders site and snooped around but for the life of me couldn't find anything that could help. Any help would be greatly appreciated....
Now onto my card. I hope you enjoy peeking as I did making this card.....Enjoy!!!!!
here's the front of the card...I used my nesties to make the window and border. Edwin, chair and house scene are from Magnolia and the curtains, plant and rug are from Doodle Factory Boudoir collection, paper from DCWV and flowers are from Prima......on the side there's a tag that pulls out for my journaling...
just a closer view....
side view....
view with the tag pulled out...I added a little red acrylic heart (Heidi Grace) to the corner of the tag...
Thanks for stopping in today. Hugs from a soon to be wet Charm City.....

31 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely, totally awesome card! You've done so much on that card and the dimension is utterly fantabulous!

sandy said...

What a neat card - it reminds of my husband! Love the scene!
sandy

Maureen said...

Awesome! I love the scene you created! Very cute card with LOTS of work obviously gone into it!

As for the Spellbinders question; I have never had this problem with my Spellbinders in my Cuttlebug... what system are you using? If it is a Cuttlebug, have you tried shimming up your stack with cardboard? Perhaps you have either a bad die (does it happen to just this one?) or a lopsided roller in the machine (does it happen to all of them?) Hope you figure it out!

Myrna said...

Awesome card! Great job with your coloring.

Patti.Jo said...

Oh my, love the detail and your coloring! Fantastic work Nancy! You really put a lot into making this! Well done!

Christina C. said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!! This is such a gorgeous, creative card.... great job!!!!

Gina L said...

You know, I have some borderabilities that I won as part of a blog RAK thing and I have yet to use them. I didn't think that you could use both sides, but what do I know?!? Anyway, your card is wonderful. I love this scene and the flowers and pearls are great touches. Gina

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

gorgeous scene!!! I love it!

Garnet said...

I can see you put A LOT of thought and time into this card. I like the way thinks are the appropriate sizes. You feel like you are in his livingroom. I want to get this good.
Hugs,
Garnet

Monique said...

Oh, this is so cute !!

Hugs Monique

Kathy said...

Now I remember who got me to buy the Starving Artistamps sets!! LOL WOW I want to be you when I grow up!!! haha
I got them thinking I could do what you do but was I way off!!!
This is fabulous!! Love the whole scene and beautiful colors you have used!!
I wish I could help you out but I don't have any!!!
:)Kathy

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Such a labor of love! Beautiful card!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOOHOO!!! This is a "Nancy" card through and through!! I love it! Fabulous coloring, amazing scene, fantastic detailing! I love it!!!!! You are AMAZING my friend!
hugs!

Christine Riley said...

Awesome card! What an adorable scene you created and I love all the details you added.
Hugs, Christine

kraftykylie said...

I Love it!!! So cute you have done such an amazing job on this card. I absolutely love everything about it.

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Nancy what a fabulous card! I love the scene and you have made it look so 3D and dimensional. Love it!
Juliexx

Leonie said...

OMG your card is amazing!! Love it all. What a scene you have created!

O and to answer your question the borderabilities are just that to created a 'border' so they are only meant to cut along one side. You should have two in the packet, well thats how mine came , one cuts out a 'strip' and the other makes a 'border' alongthe edge of your paper. I hope that helps. you can email me if you need me to explain it more :)

Hugs Leonie

Nancy said...

Nancy your card is awesome! You have done a fabulous job! Some many great details!
Leonie is right you should have received 2 border dies and one is a double side die and the other will only cut on one side.
Hugs,
Nancy

Pat said...

What a great card!! Love all the details...it must have taken you forever! I love the pull tag...looks like it's part of the draperies! Very creative!!

Pam S. said...

How charming Nancy! Fabulous Creation! love it!
Pam Going Postal

Peggie said...

Isn't this just the greatest. Love the scene. Edwin looks great in that chair.

Eulanda said...

Hi Nancy!! Yup sounds like you got a bum nestie. You can fix that by putting a shim in it. Okay that's just a fancy word for a piece of paper. LOL!! I have sometimes had to use 3 on some of my dies but it works. Just be careful not to put too many in and bust your A plate or your CB.

OMG YOUR CARD IS FANTASTIK!! Curtains, a plant by the CHAIR? JAW DROPPED ON SHOE. Then your flowers outside the window and a city in the background?!! HOLI!!! You are so freakin creative. I'm gonna touch you one day in hopes that it's contagious. BROL!!

AnnasArt said...

gorgeous scene!!! I love it so much!

Cami said...

What a wonderful "scenic" card you have created! I love everything about your card and your coloring is gorgeous! Lots of work but it shows well and all the love you put in it! Hugs, Cami

Karen W said...

Your card is just amazing! I can't imagine how long this took to create. Wonderful job!

Charlotte said...

love your card. So much detail to it. Dewin looks so comfortable in the chair. It must have taken all day to put together. Great job.
Angeluver2

Barb F said...

I love this card! Its adorable! I love all the stamps you have used! The coloring is great! Hugs, Barb F

Helen said...

Wow! This card is amazing!
Blessings!
~H

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow Nancy! this scene is so totally fabulous! So cozy and I just want to sit and gaze at all of the beautiful details! I just opened one of my Nesties border sets and indeed, one is meant to cut straight through on both sides and one is a border that would be used like a border punch, just along one edge. Threw me for a loop at first too. xxD

Tracy S said...

Oh wow this card is magnificent!! I love all the detail to it. So much eye candy to look at. Love how you did the window with the scene in the background. Sooo creative. WOW!!

Jean said...

Oh Woozers, this is just so stunning... so many comments have already been made so all I can add is ditto to all the comments.. just a great job... Perfecto!!
HUgs, Jean