Monday, September 1, 2008

For Grandma Rose

Well, I was able to stamp last night...not just one card, but two cards! I wanted to post one of the cards in particular. One that I've entitled "For Grandma Rose". Grandma Rose is the grandmother of a dear friend and fellow sister of, Laurie Ratajczyk, and Grandma Rose loves receiving handmade cards! I wanted to post this card as it's a fairly simple card to make yet looks like some time was put into it. Earlier, in my post, I forgot to mention that I "cased" this card from a good friend, also from Splitcoaststampers, Linda Anderson. "Casing" is when we cardmakers case copy another cardmaker's layout but change it up a little. So, I owe the layout of this design to Linda. This card measures 5-1/2" wide by 4-1/4" high. The designer paper that I used to create this card is from K&Co. I used a rose colored background drop against 3 coordinating papers: one is a rose, olive and ecru paisley print, an olive solid, and a quilted type print of ecru, olive, and rose. I glued all 3 panels to the rose background. Next, I made 3 nesting square mats using my Spellbinders Nestabilities in my Cuttlebug: Large was rose, medium in olive and small in white cardstock from Paper Trey. I sponged the edge of the white small center with Stampin' Up!'s Old Olive, after stamping the focal image in Stampin Up! Rose Red and Old Olive. I doodled around all 3 image mats with a black felt-tip pen, then popped them up on American Crafts Dimensionals square tabs for dimension. I embellished with 2 black square brads that I turned sideways to look like triangles, and then created a stacked ribbon for the finishing touch. To create a stacked ribbon, take 2 different width ribbons, glue the narrower one over the wider one then use as you wish. After I stacked the black and white polka dotted organza ribbon on a wider piece of white organza ribbon, I ran it under the matted, stamped focal image and secured it behind the sold rose background. Then, I made 2 more small pieces of the same stacked ribbon, tying them off a in 2 knotted ties. I then took the rose colored card base with all elements glued down and glued that to the foundation of white cardstock, 5-1/2 x 4-1/4". Voila! There you have it!


The Stamper's Touch said...

What a gorgeous card Linda!!!! Lovin' the colors! Sounds like you had a lot of fun shopping with your sister too!

My Paper Adventures said...

I love the layers and aren't Nestabilities just fantastic?! Love your card!