Monday, November 19, 2007

A 10 Minute Card--Gasp

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All I have to say before I give you the details on this project is that I have changed my mind--If anyone wants to report me to social services regarding my son's injury--I am ok with that. I think that a week in the slammer might be easier than a week at home with all three children off from school!!! Yipes!





Happy Thanksgiving week----ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!



This is a card that I did because I had the idea in my head to try to recreate an antique frame. This week's featured stamper is Shelly (Papermoon) on Splitcoaststampers (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/). She has such an elegant style--so I thought I would try my hand at an elegant card. Check out her gallery if you haven't seen her work--you will love it!




This card literally takes about 10 minutes to make. (Took me a bit longer but that is all part of the designing phase!)





Materials used: Garden Silhouettes (SU!), MFT (sentiment), Choc chip cardstock, gold cardstock, vanilla cardstock, cuttlebug and textile folder, Nestability die, choc chip classic stamp pad, Gold zigpainty pen, brayer, choc chip ink, hardware




Cut choc chip cardstock for cardbase (it is standard size--4.25 by 5.5). Cut gold mat for the base. Run it through the cuttlebug with the textile folder. Then, using a brayer, spread choc chip ink over the embossed sheet. After the ink drys, layer the rectangle nestability die over peice (centering it). Then you have the frame. All you have to do now it stamp the main image in close to cocoa and run choc chip along the edges. Add gold highlights in the center. Stamp sentiment and adhere to card using hardware. Add brads and assemble card.



Very easy. Very not Carolyn but I likey! I will have a not so simple card I am working on to show you soon!

And remember, tomorrow I announce my first blog candy!!!!


Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Alli Miles said...

You'd think by the way I keep posting that I am stalking you...well the secret is out (just kidding). Don't you just love it when a card comes together. I love your card and have to say that it was about time that she finally got recognized as a FS!

Alli Miles said...

You're in my daily dose girl!

Anonymous said...

absolutely and utterly STUNNING..

Anonymous said...

This card is so elegant it's just a georgeous card! I wish I were on your list :)

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh....that is totally G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!!! I must try that as soon as my rectangle Nestabilities get here.

Great design....fabulous card!

jen del muro said...

great minds think alike. last night i while i was thinking about creative stuff as i went to sleep i thought of doing a frame like this!!! my thought was to put the scallops on the outside. i am going to give it a shot. your card is stunning!!!

imastampin said...

I really love this antique frame . What a beauty.

Jenn said...

This is so beautiful, Carolyn!

Amy said...

So incredibly beautiful. Great job. So glad to see you blogging. I'll be checking back often! Love your work :)

Sherrie said...

love the simplicity of this yet it is so elegant! Nice work Cammie!

Christina Fischer said...

This is soooo beautiful and elegant!! Gorgeous card!

Julie Campbell said...

Girl! You are on a roll! Hey... if you get put in the slammer... can you tell them I was an accomplice? I need a break too!

Tina said...

Gorgeous!

Kathy W said...

Wow, so beautiful. I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing the details.

Jacque (SCS: Petals) said...

Oh, I envy you! I seem incapable of creating a quick, simple, and lovely card. Nice job.

JenMarie said...

this is GORGEOUS!!!!