Thursday, June 07, 2007

*Paislies and Petals*

I just realized I didn't post yesterday. What a blonde!! Some days I wonder where I put my memory. My memory got bad when I was pregnant, something I read about in the pregnancy books. But I thought it would come back. With the second pregnancy, it got worse. My ability to remember things came back somewhat, but not to it's full extent I'm sure. I can be in the middle of a conversation and forget a word. And I don't mean I forget a super long word I've never heard of before. No. I can forget the word "car" or "dog". So frustrating!

I made this card using another of the Splitcoast Sketch Challenges. This one is Challenge #120.

I'm not totally pleased with how it turned out. I should have chosen a different background paper to make the three panels as I think it's difficult (even in person) to see that there are indeed three panels across the back of the card. I used the Fancy Pants paper as my colour inspiration for the random design I stamped on the white cardstock. To add more interest I sent it through my Cuttlebug after I stamped it.

After it was all done, the card still needed more. I thought a sentiment would work but of course, I had already sent the front through the Cuttlebug so I couldn't stamp right on it. So I played with my sentiment stamped on a piece of vellum and came up with this idea of wrapping the vellum around the back of the card and securing it on the back. I really like it a lot.

items used:
*Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, text weight vellum
*Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants
*Ink: Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Rose Red, Basic Black
*Images: Stampin' Up! and A*Muse
*Tools: Provocraft Cuttlebug and D'vine Swirl embossing folder

7 comments:

Corie said...

I like this card. I have been trying to do more guy cards, and this one looks like a guy card.

SpAzzGiRL said...

Love this, genius with the use of the cuttlebug!

Kelly said...

lovely card

Charlene Weaver said...

I'm still jealous because I want a Cuttlebug of my very own! Like the card too:)

kathy said...

Great card

Ila said...

Beautiful Card! I love the stamping and the added texture. I'm with ya on the memory thing...lol..I get so tired of standing in front of a cupboard trying to remember what I came there for.

The Urban Chic said...

Nancy love the card and I too love what the Cuttlebug can do---I'm still on a hunt for the Friends