Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's all in my head....

Or WAS in my head anyway. I've had a piece of an idea for this card floating around in my head for a couple of days now. I stamped yesterday and created the make and take cards for my workshops coming up this weekend. And while I love those cards (I'll post them tomorrow) I really wanted to be working on this card yesterday.

So, of course, my life being the chaos that it is at times, I had errands to run this morning - had a Bridal shower gift to buy since the shower is TONIGHT - so off to the mall and to Target I went with my friend Lissa. You know, I just can't shop ALONE! I needed someone to ENABLE me to buy the cute newsboy hat for my daughter after I swore I wouldn't buy her any more clothes for this summer! TECHNICALLY, it's not clothes, but I digress..... ANYWAY, we finally made it out of the fragrance heaven that is Bath and Body Works (yes, we'd left Target long ago!) and I came home to get to work on this beauty!
The stamps I used are from Friendly Flowers in the Mini Catalog (good thru June 30!) and this color combo is Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla. LOVE these colors together! I embossed the center image with Chocolate Chip Craft ink and Clear EP.
The circles were cut out with my much loved Coluzzle. I know there are some who use other cutting systems and I admit to owning one from another company too. BUT, I honestly never use anything to cut circles except my Coluzzle. There is just something very pleasing about putting that clear circle (or oval) template down on top of my paper and zip, zip, cutting out my shape, in the size I need, and being finished - snap - just like that! Yes, it's use takes some getting used to, but the results are SO worth it!
To cut the bottom half circle, I just lined up the stops on the template with a vertical line on my grid paper - yes, I eyeballed it; and then laid the cardstock on my paper cutter to cut away the excess cardstock to reveal the curve.
The center of the embossed image has one of my FAVE Rhinestone circle Ice brads in it and I just popped it up on dimensionals over top of that luscious Chocolate Chip ribbbon. The ribbon runs through a slit in the fold of the card and underneath the inside Bashful Blue layer.
I am toying with doing this card at my "Just Cards" stamp camps this month. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!
Happy Tuesday!


  1. What a stunning card! I totally LOVE the layout and the colors... well everything about it!!!

  2. This card is WAY cool!!! I'm going to have to play with that card concept!!!


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