Boy, did I have a great time in my Craft Room today! There's been so much to catch up on in terms of household chores that didn't get done while I was out of commission for a couple of weeks that I've just not given myself much play time. But the chores are done and I'm in for a weekend of playing!
One of my fun projects today was a challenge from SUDSOL, the online Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group to which I belong. The challenge was to CASE (copy and share everything) something of my own. Now, I do have a stash of cards in a box on my work table, so it was no problem to go through the box and find something that I wish I'd done a bit better the first time around.
The little card at the left was one I made back during the Thanksgiving season using products from the Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog. I actually made it as part of a challenge program that I was running back in November. What I ended up not liking so much about this card was that there were those big pieces of card stock with absolutely nothing stamped on them and no texturizing. So, for today's card, I worked at fixing that.
The layout for the new card is identical to the original card. The big difference was that I texturized both pieces of card stock on the front of the card. The Peach Parfait vertical layer was texturized with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, and the So Saffron horizontal layer was texturized with the Stripes Embossing Folder. Of course, I had to change the greeting, too. For this card, I used two different stamps from the Hostess Set, Tagtastic. The frame – sized for and punched with the Curly Label Punch – is a stamp in itself. The greeting is part of another stamp in the same set. I just used my Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker to color in the greeting, and I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to center it on the other stamp.
The Designer Series Paper in the background is Just Add Cake, and I just love this particular design for a background. And here I am again tying a project together with some ribbon – this time with the Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon.
I hope you're going to have as much fun this weekend with your crafting as I'm planning to do! I already have a couple of other cards made to show off this weekend and into the next week. So I may be blogging away all week – for a delightful change!
Oh, and a quick aside – no sketch layout for this card because I've done one before! And you'll find it in my 2011 Greeting Card Layout eBook, available on CD and on Amazon for Kindle! Just click up on the right for more information about the eBook!