Sunday, March 9, 2008

A Gift Card Set Project using Women of Life

Melissa Bickford is a new stamp designer at Papertrey Ink and before last month's release of her stamp set Women of Life, she presented blog readers with a countdown of projects using this stamp set. So....of course I had to make one for myself. :o) You can find her directions here, so I won't bore you with repetitious directions.
I used petal and Key Lime cardstock. The patterned paper is some I had in my stash and the name was already cut off, so I am not sure who the manufacturer is, sorry about that. I used a velcro dot to close the holder. See Melissa's blog, linked above for directions on how to create this project.

Kathi has talked a bit about humility cards/blocks on her blog. She was referencing women who quilt purposely creating an aspect of the quilt that is not perfect. This card above is my humility card for this set. I didn't realize at first that I put the cardstock on the wrong way when I made this card. You'll notice all the other cards are situated differently (and the way I intended) So I had to make do. Then I forgot my goof when I put the sentiments on! ARgggg. So I pulled them off and took some cardstock with it. Hence the inked embossing! (hides a multitude of errors that little technique does). All in all, because I was too lazy to start again...I improvised! If you click on any image, you can enlarge the picture. For the bling on this card, I used some purple rhinestones (along with polka dots right now, I also love rhinestones)

While the photograph doesn't show it, the brads are a better match in real life. I used DMC floss in the button

On this card, I punched some tiny circles in Key Lime and then added some glitter glue on top of that to add a little extra color to the bling!

All the images are from Women of Life which can be found at Papertrey Ink.

And this concludes this weekend's creating fest! Steve ended up taking the girls to El Dorado State Park this afternoon (they left while I was at Michaels, so when I got home I realized I had time to craft some more)! This project took by far the most time. Mainly because I was futzing around with the cards' focal image design. After they got home, the girls played in our backyard (it was actually pretty nice out) so I continued to create while keeping an ear out for them.

Thanks for visiting!!


Carol said...

Jeanne I love all the cards you have had on your last couple of entries. They are stunning!
Keep them coming, you are giving me some ideas for ones to make.
Carol :-)

Kathi Carlson said...

Oh, pretty. I love that color combination. That stamp set is so darned cute, too. As for those scalloped circles, did you punch all those holes? If so, your hand is steadier than mine. TFS,

Clearly Inspired said...

Wow! Nice cards! I like to see how you change each one just a little. Great idea! I like the color combo and have never tried it. Thanks for great ideas!

stampmonkey said...

Beautiful card set, Jeanne! Love the color combo. I've had my eye on that set for a little while now...looks like you may have pushed me off the fence. lol

Julie said...

Lovely set of cards