Friday, August 23, 2013

Finally.......a card that is totally "not cased"!!! LOL

I think my creative juices are finally kicking back in peeps!!!  While surfing on Wednesday morning, I decided to check out the Sketch Challenge #450 at Splitcoast Stampers and walla.....there was my inspiration.  If you would like to check it out, you can find it here.  A really good friend of ours passed away on July 28th and he was only 63 years old.  I wanted to send a sympathy type card to his wife and decided to use that card sketch and this is what I came up with.

Here is a detailed close-up of some of the embellishments on the card front.

Here is a look at what I did for the inside.  I blocked out the inside text using Photoshop, as it included my phone number and other personal information.  It looks kinda goofy, but you get the idea!

I had to design a envelope that would hold a 5x7 card that could be cut using letter size paper since I scanned the patterned card and printed it on 24 lb. inkjet paper.  Once again, I blocked out the address using Photoshop!

There are several things I want to point out, the first being that the designer paper I used is Colorbok Designer Paper (8.5x11) that I purchased from get 30 sheets in the stack plus 139 stickers and 68 punch-outs for $5!  Also the Offray silver trim that I used on the border is from Walmart.  Everything on the card with the exception of the Martha Stewart "Double Loops" and "Classic Butterfly" punched items, was cut using my Silhouette "Cameo".  The urn is a Silhouette file and I shaped it and placed foam tape beneath it to give it a dimensional look.  The ribbon I used is May Silk Ribbon that I purchased from love working with that ribbon and I need to order more soon!!!  I have to say that designing this card has been nothing but "pure pleasure" and I think that in itself is healing!!!

Thanks for stopping by and please come back soon!

Finished Card Size:  A7 (5"x7")


Papers:  Colorbok (Designer Papers), Bazzill "Smooth White" (card base) and Ampad "Embassy Black Cardstock"
Font:  LDT Teacher (from Lettering Delights)
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo" and "Bow Easy"
Accessories:  Martha Stewart "Double Loops Punch Around the Page" and "Classic Butterfly", Recollections "Washi Tape", "Silver Pearls" and "Epoxy Stickers", Offray "Silver Trim", May "Black Silk Ribbon" and "Peel-Offs" 


Barbara said...

Pam,you always astonish and delight me with your elegance. Your card is breathtakingly beautiful, elegant as always, and brilliant in execution.

Tine said...

Great card, Pam. Very elegant & well proportioned.
Tine (Addie24)

paperzen said...

Beautifully made card with a sweet sentiment. It's good to see you crafting again Pam.

Marg said...

What a beautiful card. I do love the layering. Great job.

Marg said...

Back again, I was wondering if the fern/wheat sprig in the urn was a silhouette cutting or not. I did a quick search but couldn't find it. I would love to be able to find it. Thanks.