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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Paper Crafts Magazine: Week Two

It's such fun CASEing cards from Paper Crafts magazine with Donelda! We're still working our way through the March/April 2012 issue, and we're starting off this week with Donelda's pick first. She chose this card from Go-To Gal Teri Anderson




I have to admit, this is the first card Donelda has picked that didn't immediately "speak" to me. I like it, I just didn't immediately have fifteen ideas in my head to choose from. And -- there's no stamping on it! I thought about why she might have chosen it... and if I know Donelda, one of the things that would have attracted her was the opportunity to use some scraps! So that's where I put my focus. Here's the final product:




I felt the need to ground the pennants, so I attached them to some hemp cord, which may or may not indicate that my initial plan was to use a kraft card base. We also don't need to discuss the sheet of kraft cardstock that may have given its life in vain. It's possible there were going to be white clouds stamped on the kraft card base. So when I switched to the white base and added the sentiment, I realized there wasn't a lot to tie the sentiment to the pennants. That's where the little heart, glitzed up with some Glossy Accents, came in. It also provides a little echo of the brad that Teri used.
After that sad little story, it's time to go see what Donelda did with this inspiration! 
P.S. Since those pennants are all from my patterned paper scrap basket, I'm linking this up to the Moxie Fab World paper scraps challenge! And since my favourite stamping tool is my heat tool (no surprise there), it's going in this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge! 


Supplies: white and Stampin' Up real red cardstock, Stampin' Up (red), Recollections (orange & yellow), Karen Foster (blue), DCWV (dark blue, pretending to be indigo) & My Graphico (purple) patterned paper, Technique Tuesday sentiment stamp, Versafine onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, small heart punch, Glossy Accents, hemp cord Pin It Now!

10 comments:

Jen W. said...

Not a sad story at all! It always amazes me how much my cards change from when they start out in my head to when they end up on paper. It's interesting to see how and why those changes come about. Anyway I love your rainbow of pennants and the way they're hanging from their hemp cord. The tiny heart and cool font finish it off perfectly! :)

onecraftymama said...

LOVE THIS! Also, I gave the poor little sheet of kraft its moment of silence. May it rest in piece(s).
I'm with Jen - I think it's part of the fun, seeing how designs change from concept to execution. Sometimes it's frustrating when you can't make it match your idea, though!

Cath said...

Hey Lindsey! Thanks for linking this up to the Paper Scraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely lovely Lindsey! Love the rainbow flags... fabulous!!!!! Great work.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE the colorful banner! Fab take on the inspired card:) YOU ROCK!

Kary said...

Hi Lindsey,your card turned out beautiful!! I LOVE the bright colours and the hemp cord and the sweet little heart. The sentiment is awesome! Great card!!

Lisa Arana said...

I dig your card. The things we go thru to get a card made. I adore the pennants and that hemp cord. Fabulous take.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Not sad at all...I LOVE your card! You crack me up about the kraft...it's hard to imagine the card on a kraft base, but the cord looks great! I am totally digging the mix of papers you used.

Donelda said...

this is so amazing! I love that you turned it 90 degrees, I almost did that too. had plans to make a second card but just ran out of time! your colours are beautiful!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Linds! I love your flag banner. I think you should make more banner cards! ;)