Monday, September 03, 2007

How much do I rock???

Disregarding the total lack of humility for a moment ... I totally DO rock. Check out this card! I did this for my goddaughter ... it's a fairy because I'm her godmother. Get it!? (groan!)

It's a "suspension card" or something. I have no idea WHAT they're called. I didn't follow a tutorial I just winged it! I punched giga scalloped ovals in each layer (the white card base, chocolate chip and the patterned paper) and then suspended the mega scalloped oval inside on silver cord (SU! ret). The mega scalloped oval is punched out of groovy guava and has super jumbo ovals on both sides. Behind the back side SJ oval I put a length of silver cord (adhered with scotch double stick tape) .... oh frick! I cannot describe this process adequtately ... here's a tutorial from splitcoast which has step by step instructions which may or may not confuse you more or less than I have ----> suspension card tutorial.

So here's what I can explain ... more about the details of the card. Here's an up close look at the fairy images.

Front ...

I stamped the fairy three times, once on white, once on the patterned paper (from the punched out oval) and once on vellum. I colored in the fairy, cut out the vellum wings, leaving just a little "wedge" underneath, and then cut out and adhered the patterned paper dress. The vellum wings just got sandwiched between the white and patterned paper and I bent the wings outward. There's stardust gel pen all over this, including the vellum wings. SO FLIPPIN' COOL!!!

and back ...

She's much simpler but still dazzled with stardust pen. I used my paper piercer to pierce holes in the scallops of the mega oval.

Here's the envelope as well as a view of the card from a different angle. This card just made me so happy!

The dots inside the letters are highlighted with stardust gel pen (naturally!) and the prima hydrangea/rhinestone brad combo is adhered with a glue dot. I highlighted a lot of the patterned paper with gel pen as well as the edge of the chocolate layer and just outside the small oval where the sentiment is. The patterned paper is from the BasicGray LilyKate 6x6 pack. Love that stuff! I did something very similar here (also one of my favorite cards!).

Have I also mentioned that I rock the acrylic stamp casbah?! No? Well, I do. Ha ha ha! I did this (see pic below) with the three acrylic stamps on those thank you's I posted yesterday. And I did the same thing with the letters on the envelope above.

This way they always stamp in a straight-ish line.

OK. It's time to go knead the crick out of my arm that I've developed from patting myself on the back so ferociously here. Maybe I'll even stamp a little later. Have a great week everyone!!

PS. Liz, thanks for your comments (as always). I'll try to come up with some kind of tutorial on those CD tins. They look so cool and were SO ding dong easy!!!

Deets: All materials by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted. Stamps: Fairy image and polkadot lowercase small alphabet by A Muse, swirl from Priceless set, sentiment from Fancy Flexible Phrases (ret); Ink: close to cocoa, black stazon, groovy guava, SU Markers: cocoa, blush blossom, pretty in pink; Paper: whisper white, groovy guava, chocolate chip, BasicGray LilyKate 6x6 patterned paper, vellum; Misc: silver cord (ret), guava double stitched ribbon, making memories silver brads and rhinestone brads, marvy giga and mega scalloped and super jumbo oval punches, large and small SU oval punches, prima flowers, paper piercer


a diehard Sarah fan!!! said...

you rock good to have you back. Don't let the DT thing get you down....I know what it feels like. We have each other to cheer ourselves on and your work is fab....its their loss!!!! (our gain)...I love you little Suki "SB"
You are one cool cat...blow the dust off those stamps and get busy woman. I love all your latest designs. You got it girl and don't let anyone let you think different.

I forgot how to get on your blog.

Hi Liz.

Sharon in NE said...

Its true! LOVE this card! LOVE your ideas.

lexi said...

great card & envelope--you so rock! :) lexi

Courtney said...

You are so clever...I LOVE IT...Fairy Godmother!