Sunday, January 20, 2008

Make A Card Monday # 1

So in the scrapping and card-making world, today is Make A Card Monday, and I thought I would join in the craze. Every Monday (it is actually just really late on Sunday night) I will make a card and take pictures of the process and post them here. Some people even post video of their card-making, but until I have video capability, you will just have to put up with my shaky-hand photography skills. Here goes!

picked out some colors and a patterned paper


cut out the Soft Sky paper into 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", then folded it into half, making it 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"


picked out my stamps



inked up my background stamp


the card after being stamped with the background stamp "Stitched"


cut my papers into strips 1" x 4 1/4" -- you can see I had changed my mind on the patterned paper, and I also decided not to use some of the cardstock I had picked out, just to keep it simple

chose ink colors for my stamps and decided on placement of papers on the card front


inked up the flower stem


cleaned off the stamp on my stamp cleaner pad (wow, I took pictures of everything)

put my ink away... okay, I just wanted to show you a piece of my world... this is a corner of my scrapping table, where you will find me most days during the boys' naptime/bedtime :-)

inked up my flower head

stamped the flower head on the Soft Sky paper


stamped the greeting (sentiment?) on a piece of the cardstock

picked out my scissors

cut out the flower stem

began to adhere the layers together

turned the flower head around until I liked the placement

got out my big glue dots

divided one glue dot into 3 pieces and stuck them to the back of the flower head

the finished product -- it says "Be Yourself -- Nobody is better qualified!"

And here is a list of what I used:

YCardstock - Soft Sky, Elegant Eggplant and Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up!)

YPatterned Paper - Oh, Baby! (Basic Grey)

YStamp Sets - Doodle This, Smarty Pants and Stitched (Stampin Up!)

YInk - Elegant Eggplant and Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up!)

1 comment:

bonnie said...

oh, so fun! and beautiful too! I don't think I am "cut out" for that detailed of a paper process!!! whew...but look forward to your next demo :)