Friday, July 18, 2008

Good Mistakes!

Hi again everyone! Yes, it's a double-posting day I guess (doesn't happen often) but I was really pleased with how this creation turned out and wanted to share, since I have something else planned for tomorrow.

This card started off as a triangular-fold card from Beate that you can see here. I wanted mine to be much larger but after cutting & scoring I realized that my measurements were off--not surprising. But I liked the look of having my triangles not reaching the end of the paper so that you can see more of whats behind it. In case you want to try it, my measurements were 5 3/4 x 12 ", after scoring and folding you will have to trim the sides of the triangles a bit. I'm calling mine the "off center triangle fold" card--lol! I make lotsa "good mistakes" that turn into something different from what I planned but sometimes I like it even better!

I used one of my new Sarah Kay stamps called "Rose's Garden" that you can get from Sweet 'n Sassy. I based all my colors off of this yummy paper from K&Co. (Marcella) and used my Copics to color her. I colored the background w/ a soft cream to mimic fabric which is why you can see some lines, it supposed to be that way--everything else is blended. I used my oval nesties to cut and emboss the image. I added some new flowers I bought by Prima which I love--I just layered 2 together and added a jewel to the center (from Doodlebug Designs)--I also colored/blended the edges of the flowers w/ my Copics for some contrast. I pretty much change up most of my embellishments with ink, like brads and flowers--makes what you have go farther. I've had these great metal sentiments hanging around in my embellies drawer for awhile and forgot about them and came across them while digging for my jewels (obviously I need to organize this drawer-lol). These sentiments are from Making Memories and I believe I had bought them at Michaels, the ribbon is from them too. I just shabbed the metal tag up with some ink so it wasn't such a bright white.

I also added a lacelike trim to the edges and inside with my Fiskars border punch (don't know the name of it) but I got most of these Fiskar punches at Target. To finish the inside off, I stamped the side panels with Verve Stamp's "filigree fantasy" set w/ SU's river rock ink. I made my card so it uses the ribbon as a belly band but instead of tying the ribbon I added Scotch's velcro circles to the ribbon to make it easier to get off. I made this card for the Limited Supply Challenge #177 on SCS (although I didn't limit my supplies, ha ha) but I did do a folding card. I also made this for Ismaki's Challenge #28 that you can find here.

All right, I'm outta here. I'm taking a field trip to AC Moore's and Borders tonight, so hopefully I'll come home w/ some goodies. My PTI package should be here tomorrow--yippee!! Until then...


  1. You did an awesome job on this, you have wonderful talent coloring. I am hoping in the near future to get some of these stamps or images. I have a couple PM stamps, they are no longer made- but I was fortunate to get my hands on some. Maybe we can trade some images???? Heidi

  2. This is a gorgeous card! Your coloring is superb, and I just love all the little details. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful artwork!

  3. This is beautiful card. Good idea!

    Hugs, Tiina

  4. WOW!!!! GREAT CARD!!!! So beutiful!

  5. She's really lovely Suzanne!!!

  6. Gorgeous card!! I love everything about it!! The ribbon the paper and your beautifully colored image!!! Nice job!!

  7. This is amazingly gorgeous!! Wow!!!

  8. Beautiful card! Love the way it folds, the super cute image, the ribbon. Thank you for participating in our challenge at Dutch Dare.

  9. WOW! Your work is absolutely stunning! TFS!

  10. Wow, this is so different and unique! I really love it!



I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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