Monday, July 13, 2009

A Little Something Different....

Good Monday morning everyone! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. We were busy working on cleaning out some of our clutter on Saturday, but did find some time to go to the pool for a bit. My daughter challenged me to do a cannonball into the pool - something I've not attempted in a loooong time. But, being the 'fun' Mom, I took the challenge and I can say that even though I didn't complete my "tuck", I did make a big splash! Ok, stop laughing now, it's not that funny!

Today's card is a little different and to be honest, I'm not sure I really like it, but I was trying out a new sketch challenge (new to me) and just went with it. I've been on a wedding kick lately, not sure where that is coming from, but anyway, it gave me a chance to pull out some new SU! goodies to play with.

The sketch is from Kerin Sylvester's blog here. I admire her stamping and finally decided to give one of her sketches a try. You should play along too - sketches give you a starting point that makes it easier to design a card without reinventing the wheel each time.

For this card, I ran a piece of Basic Gray cardstock through the Big Shot my Movers and Shapers Bigz XL Die and the Scalloped Oval Window piece. (In retrospect, I think I'd use the Modern Label one next time, but I was mimicing the edge I punched with the Eyelet Border Punch on the left side Shimmer White cardstock. The Modern Label Window would not have been as LARGE on the card, kwim?)

Once I cut the window out, I ran the cardstock through my Big Shot again, this time texturizing the front of the card with my NEW Perfect Details Texture plate. It coordinates beautifully with the Wedding Sweet stamp set that I used to create the stamped images on this card.

My stamping was done with Rich Razzleberry ink onto Shimmer White cardstock and the white panels were matted with some Rich Razzleberry cardstock. The greeting was popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals as you can see from the side view image.

The wedding date was hand written with the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write MARKER - yes I said MARKER! I stamped just a portion of the Thank You stamp under the date for emphasis. This was punched out with my Large Oval Punch and matted on more Rich Razzleberry cardstock that was punched out with my Scalloped Oval punch. Popped up on dimensionals as well, it really stands out and remains on the inside of the card when it's opened.

To finish it off, I added just a piece of Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon and knotted it at the left side. Ribbon sometimes is just the perfect touch to finish a card and it's so economical to use in your stamping. Especially Stampin' Up! ribbon because of the amount of yards you get on a roll - very generous amounts! Love me some SU! ribbon!

So here it is, for better or worse. Oh, man, I crack myself up! LOL! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of this one!
Most of all, hug someone you love today and have a happy Monday!

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  1. I think your wedding card is SO pretty Robin...I love the combo of Rich Razzleberry & Basic Grey you used! Thanks for joining in, hope to see more of your creations :)

  2. Is the base of your card white or gray? If it's gray how do you run a card through the Big Shot to give it texture without it sliding on you? I have the hardest time running just the front half of the card through.


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