February 11, 2007

More Information on the B & W Contest

Ok, I understand that some of you are frustrated over the rules or your inability to post a link to your card. Rest easy, my friends, there are solutions to all of these problems. Email me and we'll work it out. You can email me at: bardee1@cox.net Easy peasy. Now, although NOT one of you greedly little so and sos commented on MY Black & White card (LOL), I'll be so kind as to describe how I made it. I'm sure in the excitement of the contest, you just couldn't absorb the beauty of MY card!!! I've added a close up pic of the center detail here as well as this nifty punch. How I made the card: Using SU's Cardstock Vellum (thin vellum does NOT work as well), I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Textile Embossing Folder. Voila, instant beauty and texture. I ran the embossed vellum through my Xyron and adhered it to a prefolded Very Vanilla card. Using the Giga rectangle punch, (which I think I purchased at joann.com using my free Amazon.com coupons!!), I punched out a matching piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped the swirl background piece from Stampin Up's Carte Postale in SU White Craft ink. I embossed it with Clear Detail Embossing Powdered. Then I stamped the words "Mon Amie" from the same Carte Postale set in Black Memories ink. Taking the rectangle punch yet again, I punched a rectangle out of a bigger piece of SU black cardstock and then trimmed around it with my Genesis Paper trimmer to form a rectangle border. I could have just matted the Vanilla rectangle onto a black one, but then I would not have been able to slip the stiched red ribbon (from Starlitstudios) around it. I got the idea for this card from Atomicbutterfly's awesome card. She's one of my faves!

12 comments:

  1. cool way to make a frame... sorry I missed the details of the contest! the card is really elegant- love that punch of one color with black and white!

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  2. I was inspired by your card to go buy the embossing folder you used...I didn't realize it could make such pretty results! Sorry for not commenting...I think we all got a little heady about a challenge (which most of us do when no prize is involved)...thanks for all your efforts!

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  3. How rude I was! I offer no excuses just rudeness! YIKES! It is a gorgeous card. It reminds me of the idea that my neice and I are talking about for her wedding invitations using that same embossing folder. Thank you for posting the instructions. It is truly beautiful!

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  4. How rude I was! I offer no excuses just rudeness! YIKES! It is a gorgeous card. It reminds me of the idea that my neice and I are talking about for her wedding invitations using that same embossing folder. Thank you for posting the instructions. It is truly beautiful!

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  5. All YOUR cards are GORGEOUS!!!
    Sorry for not saying that before....

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  6. Here I am an adult, teaching my children common manners, that I forgot to live up to what I teach. I am truely sorry for my greed for stamps. I find your creations each time I visit your blog (which I do at "least" twice a day) to be very inspirational. Thank you again for allowing me to visit your site.

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  7. Actually, I just found your blog and was going to comment on how pretty ALL your cards are! I'm definitely subscribing...and IF my 20month old lets me, I'll try to enter your contest.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Lana B.~

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  8. The frame thing is really cool! thanks for the instructions - and giving us a chance to comment on "your" card! It is lovely.

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  9. Your Card is Tres Elegante!!!! I love the embossing folders and the simplicity of your design.

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  10. Juanita (Toni173)2/12/2007 12:29:00 PM

    I am so sorry about not commenting on your card - it is BEAUTIFUL! I love black and white. I think I was so busy laughing that I forgot to comment.
    Today's post is GORGEOUS, I love everything about it. TFS how you do your cards.

    From: one greedy so and so.

    PS: I DID understand the rules, does that balance my error? LOL

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  11. how were you able to emboss on vellum with the ebossing folders? I trided it with different vellum and it would tear everytime :0(

    Maria

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  12. I should have commented on your beautiful card. I was simply speechless! It is so elegant.
    All of your cards are very inspiring! Thanks for sharing them with us.
    SuzyQue

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