Monday, April 2, 2007

Card of the Week (4-2-07)

So this card is not exactly a super original layout, but I thought that, with the shape of the card, it still might be new to some of you. This is a card that fits into the Small Open End envies in the catalog. This is NOT a long note, as they open from the short side, but a "homemade" 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 card. It is pretty fun to try out different sizes and shapes. I still want to try out the "tri-fold" cards that I keep seeing on Splitcoast! Maybe in next week's Card??? {wink}

Here are the specs...
Stamps: Big Blooms (yes, I'm getting some mileage out of this set, Mimi! :)) and That's Nice - both from the Spring Mini
Paper: Cool Caribbean (6 1/2 square, and scored at 3 1/4), Basic Black (2 3/8 x 2), Taken with Teal (2 1/2 x 2 1/8), and Confetti White (2 3/4 x 6 & 1 3/4 x 2 1/8)
Ink: Caribbean, Black, and Markers [Teal, Caribbean (made from a blender pen and reinker), and Black]
Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Brads, Black Embossing Powder

Start out by stamping the flowers - I used a pencil to draw a light straight line across the White to keep them straight and then erased it. Ink them up with your Caribbean ink pad, and add detail with the Teal Marker - since it's a darker color, it won't effect the marker. Next, add the Black stems. Punch holes in the center of the three flowers shown, and add your black brad. "How do I make a black brad?" you ask??? Well, just check out this tutorial!

Now, ink up the sentiment stamp, from That's Nice, with your markers and stamp. I like the variety of the different colors on these stamps. After that, just pop up the Black layer with Dimensionals, add the ribbon, and "adhese" the Teal to the White. I also popped up the large White layer with some Glue Dots for some extra lift. Now you're done!

I just thought of something new for the Cards of the Week to do for this and future challenges...
What I'm hoping is that EVERYONE is making these cards, adding their own touches, using different colors/stamps (when desired), etc.., and I would LOVE to see what you're making! So, if you'd like to leave a comment with a link back your card, then PLEASE feel free to do that! Occasionally, I will pick a couple of those people, who linked their cards, to send a little somethin' somethin' to the Happy Stampers for extra motivation. If you do not have a blog or Splitcoast gallery, you can just email the pic to me.

Have fun with it and Happy Stamping!

xox,
k

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful...maybe I will give this size a whirl (esp. when my new stamps from Papertrey Ink are here!)...

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  2. Very pretty ... I am so loving the color combo. Don't you just love this size!? I enjoy all different sizes - adds a little fun to the mail pile instead of the plain old everyday A2's. Thanks for always inspiring me to keep on finding time in the day to *play* and be me not just J's and S's mommy.

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  3. Karen - JusgottastampApril 2, 2007 at 5:41 PM

    What a wonderful card! I have recently really fallen in love with tempting turquoise. It's such a beautiful, clear color. I'll have to see if I can get some time in to make a card from your inspiration! ;o)

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  4. I love these colors together and this is a fabulous card!

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