Friday, April 30, 2010

My Copycat Card

Good Afternoon, everyone!  I am really looking forward to all the ideas and fun we can find online for tomorrow's Scrapbook Day.  One of these days I am going to have to get my own video camera so I can make some fun contributions.  I think this year though, I will just stalk all my favorite blogs and see what challenges and treats are in store.

Today though, I felt like making a card.  (Imagine that!)  I visited Connie at her blog and fell in love with her latest card.  I really wish I had some cool Stampin' Up tools, but alas, I have their very outdated ink pads and pens along with various other brand items and I really can't keep any of the items straight.  So, when it comes to "recipes" for my cards, I am at a loss.  But, if you are like me you will just improvise with what you have and see what you come up with!  And, that is what I did today with Connie's gorgeous card.

I used my Cricut's Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge and cut out the flower and leaves using the italic setting.  The "doily" behind the flower was cut using the rolypoly setting and the certificate setting.  I really am not crazy about the way it turned it, but don't have a corner punch for any of my border punches so didn't know how to make the turn.  The stamp was from a $1 bin I found at Craft Warehouse.  The brand is Studio G.  I used the Flourishes Floral embossing folder from Sizzix on my background papers.  I also created the button brad out of the patterned paper using my Imaginisce I-Top Brad Maker.

I made a Mother's Day card the other day, but have decided it will go into my card box.  I think I will put this one out in the mail to my mom today.

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Nicole Wright Designs said...

That flower is WOW! I love the colours you used for this card too! For Vellum paper there is a Vellum tape you can get thats transparent. But I agree, the brads is great for clear. It was like an AHHHH moment!

Connie Collins said...

You did a fabulous job with this! I think it makes you a better stamper/paper crafter when you have to use what you have. I do it all the time. There is no way possible to have "everything"...although I sure would like to try! :)

Lucy said...

Another beautiful card!