Monday, June 25, 2007

Makeover Monday and TLC122


Don't you just love this card? I really, really do. I used the Think Big set from SU, of course. I've had it for about 6-7 months now, I guess and have always had a difficult time with it. Like all my other stamps, I just had to have it and then was stumped to come up with any original ideas.

In addition to this being good for Makeover Monday, it's also my card for the SCS Try a New Technique challenge today. You can see TLC122 here. The challenge today was to make a card that would fit in a business-sized envelope. The dimensions of the card are 9" long x 7.5" wide, folded in half length-wise.

The purple card you see here was my first attempt using Think Big and I think it's a great example of why it needed to be featured on Makeover Monday! I look at it now and it's so lame!!! When I made the new card, the piece of DS-DP with the word 'together' on it was in my scrap drawer. I knew right away that I could make it work on a card if I combined it with the 'dream' and 'big' stamps from the set. The 'big' is stamped onto vellum using a chalk ink and clear embossing powder. I attached the vellum piece and placed some crystals to cover up the tape, added a few flowers and I'm loving it.

Paper: Cool Caribbean, DS designer paper
Stamp: Think Big
Ink: Rose Coral by ColorBox Fluid Chalk
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, American Crafts Greenhouse flowers

3 comments:

Nancy Grant said...

I've had quite a few of these make overs on my cards too.
:-)

Tami said...

Wonderful makeover, Barb. I love the size of this new card and the sentiment is fantastic. Great combo of elements.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a great card!