Sunday, August 8, 2010

the Strangest Card

This has been the strangest card making experince I've ever had and I just spent a half hour writing up the story and somehow when I was adding the labels I hit some combination of keys and deleted the entire post. YIKES!!! I really, really hate when this happens. It just goes along with the strangeness of this entire process.
I will now attempt to tell the story again because I am a glutton for punishment.
This week when I looked at the Mojo Monday sketch challenge I didn't think I was going to try it because I wasn't getting any ideas.
I started to make a card for a color challenge that called for violet, walnut and gray. I pulled out some purple papers and came across this butterfly stamp. I have no idea when or where I got it. I pulled a Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad and stamped it. Yowsers, there's a woman in it. Well, okay, I can go with that but it looked blah in brown and the purple papers were not working with the image so I switched to the green stamp pad which I liked. I decided to stamp it a second time, cut it out and pop it up with dimensionals. At this point I realized I had Graphic 45 papers that had butterfly designs so I pulled that pad out. To make a long story shorter these papers are not the first papers I chose and this layout is not the first layout, not the first border punch and there's a pile of cut up papers on my desk to bare this out. Oh well, maybe hopefully I can use some of them for something else. When I finally gave in and decided to let this card make itself the Mojo sketch got flipped and wheedled and in the end this could possibly be one of my favorite cards.
Here's a close up of the charm, isn't it cute?
Here' the deets:
Stamp - Prima Clear Stamps
Ink - Versa Mark "Aloe Vera"; Ranger "Antique Linen" and "Bundled Sage"
Paper - dp Graphic 45 "Le Romantique"; cs Stampin' Up "Certainly Celery", "Always Artichoke", and "So Saffron"
Miscellaneous - Martha Stewart "Hydrangea" border punch; Plaid "Petals A Plenty" charm; Crystazzi bling; Joy pearls; Offray ribbon

Here's the challenges"
PIO #30 - Butterflies, Bugs and Bees
Crafty Creations - Wedding and Anniversaries (I bought this ribbon because it made me think of wedding gowns)
Wee Memories - Butterflies
Raise the Bar #30 - Pearly Whites
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. Well, Chris - this is a masterpiece! I think this may be my absolute favorite card! So beautiful!!! The paper, the cool butterfly, the lace - everything! Would love to see it in person!!!

  2. I hate when that happens too!!!! Great job having the patience to do it over again! Sometimes I have to go make myself a cup of tea and then continue. ;)

    Thanks for playing over at Wee Memories!

  3. I've sooooo been there :) It is a beautiful card in the end. Thanks for sharing with us at Raise the Bar this week.

  4. It may be strange, but it is definitely beautiful

  5. Beautiful card, so much detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
    Sharon x

  6. Прекрасни тонове и изпълнение!Поздрави!

  7. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  8. This is stunning! Truly beautiful! Glad you joined us at Wee Memories :)

  9. This is beautiful! Love the vintage look :) Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories :)

  10. Beautiful card ...hugs Melita xx

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us Wee Memories girls!

  12. This is so pretty! Such luxurious colors! Thanks for playing Mojo!

  13. Gorgeous card! thanks for playing at Wee Memories

  14. You made me laugh with the Yowsers there's a woman on it! :> Loved reading your story, love your card more. Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!


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