Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In Lieu of American Idol…

Make It Count_3_May 2010

I tried the cardmaking thing again and am happier with this one. It’s my on-its-side version of Unscripted Sketches #56. The image is a piece cut from the Graphic 45 paper. I used a craft knife to cut around the wings of the butterflies to give my card some added dimension. Only the sentiment was stamped and then “faux stitched” to the card – pierced with the holes connected with a marker. This is my second attempt at the same card. I got a little carried away with the distressing on the first one. Instead of looking old, it looked like it had been dropped in the mud. Ugly. My biggest disappointment with this card is that the ribbon wouldn’t pick up the tea staining I tried. Stampin’ Up’s taffeta ribbon must contain nylon or some other dye-resistant manmade fiber. Oh well. This card is so much better than the first, I’ll just call it good and let it go at that.

Materials & Tools: Vanilla Cream, Desert Sand, and Black cardstock; Graphic 45 Botanicabella Collection Antiquity; Black and Desert Sand ink pads; Make It Count stamp set; Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide & Mat; Edge Distressor tool; Sponge dauber; Black My Legacy Writer.

I guess I said just about everything there was to say in my last post. I’m just a little happier now that I accomplished a card. Still in a funk about American Idol but will get over it. LOL. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Wednesday, too.

13 comments:

Marie said...

Your faux stitching looks real! How come I can't get mine to look that way???
I loved your post about your son :) And thought I'd tell you that I've never seen American Idol (I really don't watch TV) but my sister won a trip to Hollywood for the Grand Finale! She left yesterday and comes home Thursday I think!

Laurel said...

This is gorgeous!

Sharli said...

Oh Kathi! I just saw both of these posts - you are SO FUNNY!!! I love your thoughts about Dustin and the horse - and I know what you mean about some cards . . .

THIS card is wonderful - you got it! I bet it looks even better in person (as I'm having trouble seeing the butterflies properly). I think it's so elegant and vintage and yes, tea-dyed ribbon would be an awesome touch! (so sad).

HUGS!
Sharli

lisascreativecorner said...

Kathi, I love your card! It turned out beautifully. Love those butterflies and the wonderful distressing too! *Ü*

SarahKaye said...

I absolutely love your take on the sketch! Nice! Thanks for playing along with Unscripted!

Jeanne said...

I'm glad your night ended on a successful note. This card is gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!!!

Alanna said...

Gorgeous card and great job on the US sketch. Sorry to hear about your AI lack of watching. What a bummer. And you're right, Crystal was spot on last night but I'm still rooting for Lee. We'll see tonight.

Sylvia said...

What a great card. I love the saying. I'm in a funk over Dancing With The Stars cause my guy didn't win. I wanted Evan Lysacek to win.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! I'm personally a Crystal fan and I think she won it with her last song last night.

Lori said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love how you aged it.

Caryl P said...

What a beautiful card, I love this sketch on its side! Thanks so much for playing with Unscripted, I'm off to find out how AI put you in a funk....

Marcy said...

I love your card. It's so soft and beautiful. Thanks for playing along with US this week.

mE said...

Absolutely STUNNING and gorgeous! I love all the texture and colors... I want to reach in the screen and touch it!