Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Victorian Designer Card

Ok, I set a challenge for myself to do only CAS cards this week. At 365 Cards, Day 166 - Card Recipe, really made that impossible for me! The recipe is to use (and mix gently!)

Ingredients -
4x7 card
5 blossoms
wet embossed sentiment
3 different patterned papers

No problem finding the designer paper, no problem deciding to lace cut the edge to let the 2nd designer paper show through. Then, I couldn't get the 5 blossoms to work or the 3rd DP. So after sleeping on it and fretting for several hours (can't be CAS if you fret)I looked at my DP and thought, there's the blossoms! Then I needed to emboss the sentiment, that took another hour to make that decision and, oh yeah, the glitter! Decided to punch out itty bitty butterflies and I thought, it' OK, go with it! I did use Ranger distress ink to soften and antique the paper some.

Two more CAS cards to post, ahhh, maybe I won't clean the house, but take a nap instead!

Have a sunny day!



~amy~ said...

well, this is just how you did your clever flowers...I think that was throwing alot of people :)

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Sam:O) Love the beautiful papers, the butterflies are so cute.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW, good luck!

Patti J. said...

So...does Jim smile and shake his head at you as many times as Stan does me??? lol!!! Just how long can it take us to count five flowers, anyway??? Tee hee! Perfect card Sam, absolutely perfect!!!

Kim said...

Ingenious way of meeting the challenge! I love the colors of this card...reminds me of a bedspread or something that I had once upon a day :)

Juls said...

the recipe turned out well!! Love the victoriana feel!

Vicki said...

Such a beautiful Vinatge card, what a perfect choice of papers and a lovely layout too. Thank you for taking part with this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card Sam, I love the colours and the embossed sentiment is fab!

Thank you for playing along with us this week at Stampin' for the Weekend. We hope you enjoyed making your card and that you come and play again soon. Good luck.


crafty amy said...

All that time was worth it this is a stunning card :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X