Saturday, July 11, 2009

I'm finally getting some of my "Mojo" back!

A very special friend of mine had a birthday yesterday and thanks to Lynn's Splitcoast Stampers "Try a New Technique" challenge for this past Monday, I was able to come up with a design for her birthday card. If you would like to check out the challenge, which is called "Stand Up Card" (TLC228), you can find the information here. This card design was introduced by Penny Wessenauer.....thanks for a lovely design Penny!

As most of you know, I have a Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter" and serve on their design team as well. The other day I was playing around with label the Nestabilities and came up with the label that's on my card design. I used my PI to cut what I call "Next Besties" (saw this somewhere online while surfing the net) out of acrylic and then I cut larger pieces out of card stock, used double-stick tape to adhere them to the acrylic and ran them through my Cuttlebug and got the same effect that you get when using the Nestabilities, which I own quite a number of. It worked like a charm! I used my Funtime software to design the borders which I cut using my Craft's also a digital cutter.

I want to add some notes here regarding the Canson metallic papers that I used. The "Galvanized" is silver but in my photos it kind of looks blue...sorry but this sucker was difficult to photograph. Also, the "Iced Gold", as Canson calls it, is actually like a metallic white. They are really lovely papers, but difficult to capture in a photo!

I used Photoshop to do the card's inside and the font I used is "LD Hallmark".

Here, I've included some close-ups of my card:

Finished Card Size: A2/4.25"x5.5"


Papers: Bazzill Bling and Effects Papercraft "Galvanized", "Gold Leaf" and "Iced Gold" by Canson
Stamps: Lotus Greeting Stamps by Amy Butler for K & Company
Inks: VersaMark Watermark by Tsukineko
Embossing Powders: "Super Fine Detail Gold" by Ranger
Tools: Gold "Peel-Offs Stickers" by the Paper Studio, Silver & Glitter "Peel-Offs" by Mark Richards, Swarovski Crystal Bead, Martha Stewart "Pearls", Michael's Gold & Silver Beads, Anna Griffin "Gold Rectangle Label Holder" and "Gold Brads" and Offray Ribbon


Angel said...

beautiful card! so very elegant!!! and how cool that you can make your own labels! *many hugs* to you and your family as your SIL contintues to heal!!!

Cookie said...

Wow you have some wonderful creations on your blog! And your blog is very nice too! Prayers go out to your SIL too...Hugs...Cookie :D

marciad said...

Beautiful card. Hope for the best for your SIL.

Anonymous said...

Love your card. Sorry for your loss. I pray for the best for your SIL.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is really beautiful and elegant! I love the way it opens up! I read your story on SCS and hope that things get better for your family soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Diane M said...

Welcome back to the blogging world. Glad to see you have gotten your mojo back.

This card is AMAZING! Really, stunningly beautiful.

Diane M
aka detour3 on SCS, PCP, StampTV, SNR and anywhere else crafty stampers hang out

Susan Raihala said...

What a beautiful card! Welcome back to your mojo! I hope your family is recovering from its loss and your SIL is doing much better.


Mtgchic said...

Beautiful card. I'm sure your friend will love it.

Jennie said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love all of the shine and looks really elegant. Nice job :o) I pray your SIL continues to improve :o) Blessings.....

Busym1 said...

I am new to your blog, and thought I would stop in and say hello! Love your card you posted. I hope your sil continues to heal. What a terrible thing to happen! I will be visiting your blog more often, I love it! I also love your little doggie! hugs, michelle

Diane (djuseless) said...

OMG, your card is gorgeous!

Paige said...

Your beautiful card is so elegant! You definitely have our mojo back. Best wishes for the continued healing of your SIL.

Gibson_girl5 said...

Pam, I am honored to be the recipient of this card - it's absolutely stunning. I'd say not only have you got your mojo back with a vengance - but your embossing templates were a stroke of genius! Thanks again for everything.