Thursday, February 5, 2009

NO stamps here!

Here is a card I made today for a challenge and when I had finished and started noting what I had used in the process, I realized I had not used a single stamp!
Another 6x6" card - I seem to be on a roll here, and using K&Co Paper from the Blue Awning Pad. I guess the nice thing about using 12 x 12 paper is that I get 4 card fronts from each sheet.
Today's SCS "Ways to Use it" Challenge was to use a pile of embellishments...and so I started with a monogram chipboard letter that came white with a glitter pattern all over it, so I sponged a deep blue over it to get the white out of it. (warning: you will probably get glitter all over your pad! LOL). Next I used Brocade Blue and Night of Navy to die-cut my Nesties Scallop and Plain Ovals, at which time I had one of those AHA! moments.
***When cutting Nesties, I've been layering the top over a bottom piece. But today, I realized that if I were to die cut a frame for the back layer of my Nesties, I would also have a pre-cut smaller oval for another card...and there are times, when I am making my "sheetloads of cards," that I could end up with a stack of pre-cuts all ready for a future batch of cards! This can save me time and card stock and no one will ever even know the difference!***
The flowers were some I had here (odd-looking to have green in the centers, but I think they sorta go with the green on the Pattern Paper). After removing the plastic centers, I secured the blooms with rhinestone brads, and stuck a few "diamonds" over the navy organdy ribbon that runs under the oval. I
The last part to go on was a brass hummingbird. I liked the idea, but not the brass, so I grabbed my Gold & Silver Painty Pen and painted over the brass with the silver part of the pen and it dried quickly and I stuck it on...and done.
Have a great day and stay warm if you aren't already in the tropics!


Sharon said...

That little bit of lace is adorable!

Ronnie said...

This card is so pretty! I love the colors!

Michelle said...

What a great idea! I love your card! Thanks for sharing!

alica said...

cool card..isn't it great when the paper does all the work? ;)

Sara said...

very pretty, I love 6x6 cards too

Kristine B. said...

That is beautiful! Love all the sparkly goin' on :) Thanks so much for entering my birthday blog candy! I will be using Random.Org to pick, so good luck! and you'd be surprised how many people have told me their birhday is this week as well!! LOTS. Well, I wish you a very Happy Birthday to YOU!! :) Thanks again! You've got a pretty terrific blog here yourself!

Joanne Travis said...

Wow Cheryl, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love monograms.