Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Well....finally I'm back and feeling much better!


For the Splitcoast “Technique Lover’s Challenge” this past Monday (TLC190), they selected the “Stair Step Fold” and I decided that would be great for making my friend Liz’s birthday card……….so here it is! My actual design started around the beautiful ribbon that I recently purchased at Michael’s for $1.00!!! The butterfly that I cut with my Pazzles Inspiration was a free paper piecing from the Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbooks, etc. The only thing I changed was the “body”….I kind of redesigned it in my Pazzles software and I used some beading “eye pins” that I re-shaped for antennae. If any of you would like the “recipe” for the Stair Step/Accordion Card, you can find it here at the Splitcoast site. I also want to mention that I made a little “card in a card” for this project so that I would have a place for my personal signature! The little metal looking “celebrate!” piece at the top of the ribbon is “faux metal” that I made some time back. The “Happy Birthday Liz” was done using Adobe Photoshop CS3 and the “Young Love ES” font and I used Color Code #122903 and then I printed it using my Canon Pixma MP530 inkjet printer. I also want to mention that this is the very first time that I have used machine stitching on a paper crafting project, but I will be doing it more often….love the look!!!

Supplies

Papers: Bazzill & “Kiwi Iridescent” EFFECTS Papercraft by Canson
Ink: “Ultra Fine Silver” by Old Town Crafts (for “faux metal”)
Tools: Pazzles Inspiration, Cuttlebug, Ranger “Heat It”, Martha Stewart “Embossed ZigZag” Border Punch, Brother i6000 Sewing Machine
Accessories: Ribbon is Michaels Stores “Shimmering Crystals”, the Paper Studios “Peel-Off Stickers” (silver border), Silver Stars were a gift of Peel-Offs from a friend in the UK, Mark Richards “Peel-Offs” (the remainder of the silver stickers), Craft Expressions “Eye Pins” (antennae), Spellbinders Nestabilities “Small Petite Scalloped Ovals” & “Small Petite Ovals”, “Mesh”, “Textile” & “Tiny Bubbles” Cuttlebug Embossing Folders. Coats & Clark “Silver Metallic Thread”

10 comments:

Gibson_girl5 said...

You're a troblemaker Pam...! Everytime I look at one of your cards, I have to run out and buy myself a new toy. First a Cuttlebug, now a sewing machine...
What'll it be next?!?

Teri

southernbellescrapper said...

Oh Pam! It is just breathtakingly beautiful!!! Way to go! You are so inspirational!!!

Atty said...

Beautiful card Pam, really like the dark colors. I am sure your friend will just love it.
Donna

Klo said...

Pam, this is so beautiful. You are so amazing

Kray said...

I love your cards....I will definitely be scraplifting your ideas! Very beautiful!

Shirley said...

YOur card is just so creative and beautiful. I love what you did with the buggerfly and that pocket and contents are just really pretty. Of course it all is pretty!

AUsome mom said...

Love it Pam! Truly a beautiful creation. I'll be checking out the SCS website for the pattern. Great job!

Regina said...

I found your blog in a search for something else and I am so glad I did.
Wow!!! The card is awesome!!! I love the colors you used, I love everything! Absolutely perfect!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Pam, I just discovered your blog through SCS. What a treat! Everything you've made is just stunning. I love all the texture and detail.

E.T said...

Wow! This is totally gorgeous!