Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just Because

August was not a very productive month for me posting on my blog. I had company and I lost my mojo. I think I have found it though hiding under the mess on my desk! I will try to do better in September.

Because I have been MIA so much I have decided to send the first card of this month as an RAK to someone who leaves a comment on this post. I will put the names in a hat and draw the winner and post their name on Saturday morning Sept 5th. Remember 'Anonymous' isn't a name that qualifies!

This card was much simpler to do than it looks. The card base is 5.5" x 3.5". I cut a piece of white CS 5.5" x 4.75" and used a Martha Stewart border punch on the two long sides. I then embossed just inside the border with one of the Cuttlebug 'Frills' border folders. I cut a panel of green CS 5.5" long and wide enough to fit between the embossing, then a purple panel 5.5" and 1/4" narrower and a white one 5.25" and 1/4" narrower still. I embossed this panel with a distressed stripes folder.

I used a Cuttlebug die to cut the label for the salutation from Papertrey Ink. The 3d sheet is from Crafty Nikki.

This is what I did with the inside of the card. You can see how the border from the front extends beyond the edge of the card.

13 comments:

Diann said...

Another beautiful card....you do awesome ART! Diann

Carol's Crafts said...

Wow, I do believe that is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen. I would love to have it. You sure do awesome work!!

Hugs
Carol

Phyllis said...

Jennie your card is just beautiful. I love the way you used your Cuttlebug"Frills" border. You must have every cuddlebug folder they have. lol lol of course i like the 3D flower also. lol

Shirley said...

Jennie, even with a blog candy bribe...I'm glad I came. This is a lovely card. I passed out the last of your beautiful journals yesterday. Thank you so much for making such lovely gifts for our Journals for Cancer Patients project. shirley n.

Christina said...

WOW!!!! I just got home looked at my email, saw you updated and my eyes are still peeled to this beautiful card.... I LOVE it!
Hugs, Christina

Judee said...

Jennie - I think your card is very lovely and would consider it an honor to win the RAK. I would like to be able to see it 'up close and personal', so I could see how you put it all together. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the drawing.....
Hugs, Judee

Gloria said...

Wow---Awesome Jennie...I absolutely love it. You can bet I am going to card lift that one---can't sat stamp lift this time (lol) Would love to win it though
I like all the others you have added the last few days too....

Scrapping Mom said...

Beautiful card. I love it.

carole said...

What a beautiful card. I just bought this border stamp. Now maybe I can try something similar to this card.. wow, stunning for sure.
carole

JD said...

Beautiful card...I thought My comment went through earlier when I commented but I don't see it...so I'm trying again. This is really a lovely card...very creative...

Dawn said...

Jennie,
I love the 3D work you do and I like the border and embossing on this card. Even in photos the texture is evident.
Dawn

Kim said...

well I think your mojo is back..........the card is absolutley beautiful
thanks for sharing

Angie Hall Haviland said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL card, Jennie!