Saturday, August 18, 2007
With no Bingo numbers to call today or tomorrow, I will be entering some challenges. As you may know from a previous post, my DS Andrew recently became engaged to a lovely young woman, Sheena. This is the card I made for them and it will be my entry for the challenge over at Stampingranny's.
The challenge is to make a gate fold card, which I love BTW, and the engagement was a perfect opportunity to really 'gussy' it up! I used the tutorial by Beate Johns and a couple of little details (read hearts on the front) that I saw at Oodabug Alley. Thanks, Charmaine I did tell you I loved it, but couldn't quite bring myself to copy it exactly, although I did think about it. The tool that is most useful for the gate fold card is my Scor-Pal. I use this little baby EVERY TIME I made a card. I will never hand-fold again. Thanks so much to Diana Crick for creating this terrific, can't-live-without-tool.
I followed Beate's tutorial closely using the same colours of Blue Bayou and Soft Sky. I was even going to use the same scrolly, swirly stamp set, but used my Gel-A-Tins set called Flourishes. It was a gift from my DD Tiffany on her trip to San Francisco. I stamped the flourshes in Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. The hearts are from the SU set, Simply Said and were stamped using my Thing-A-Majig to line it up accurately. Then came the Slit Punch by SU and some lacy, pearly ribbon I got at that marvelous $$ store.
The quote on the inside of the card I found on page 104 of the current SU Fall and Winter Catalogue. Who knew it would be such a great resource for quotes! So, that's it for the moment. I've decided that for every challenge I enter this weekend, I'm going to add an extra Bingo number on Monday. We really need someone to win so we can move on to the next Round! Have a wonderful day, I'm going back to my craft room to do a card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge # 15. You can get the details here.
Posted by Barb Kaszuba at 10:36 AM