Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"U" are the best!



Did you notice that I have been using my watermark? I don't know how to move it around yet...lost those instructions, but at least it is on here!

I decided to make up for lost time by making two cards for my blog tonight. I was actually trying to make a birthday card for my baby sister and ended up with this. I don't know if this is the one for her...we shall see. I started by using some precut old olive from my paper scrap basket and folding it into a trifold card. I used the stripey paper also from my scraps for the band along the botton. I punch the 'tic-tac' punch on either side of the opening and then stretched some brown grosgrain around the back of the card and through the holes. I fed the ribbon back out through the hole on either side so I could still tie the ribbon on the outside of the card. Does that make sense? I stamped the U on two pieces of white cardstock with olive and used the hobby blade to cut one of them out. I laid the 'stencil' I made over the other U and stamped the flower over that using chocolate chip ink. (NOTE if you use cardstock for your 'stencil', you will get this empty space around the edges of your U, if I had used something thinner, like a post it note, I wouldn't have those empty spaces. It all depends on the look you are going for. I wanted my U to look a bit 'puffy' or rounded. I think the empty space does that. ) I mounted my floral U to real red cardstock and trimmed it out. I put the three colored mini brads in the corner (in the opposite order they would have looked like a stop light!) and then stuck it on with dimensionals. I stamped the "are the best" with basic black and the flower in the lower right with chocolate chip. I think this card would have passed for masculine til I added the flowers....or do you think they could pass for camo?? Happy stampin!

2 comments:

Allison said...

This is great...super colors and I so wish I had some of that DP on hand!

Anonymous said...

I do like the colors, the composition, etc. I wish I had some of your enthusiasm and talent on hand...