Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March Mingle 2011 Card

Hi you all,
I finished up my 2011 March Mingle for the creativecuttlebuggers yahoo group.
I finally got my cast off on Friday and over the weekend got busy preparing this card and cut materials and stamped the images for another swap that I have to do yet this month, plus plan and do my recipe swap that's due this weekend, no TV this week.
I got my inspiration for this card first from a scrapbook layout I seen in an old issue of Creating Keepsakes. Part of the layout consisted of some paper I recognized really fast as the paper in the Minds Eye pack that I've been working with (purging out the old stock). This pack of paper was the first stack pack I bought when I first got started in scrapbooking. The color scheme for this card came from that paper and the inside of the card has some similarity to that layout. You just never know where that inspiration will come from.

This card was dry embossed with Vintage Wallflowers folder from Stampin Up of the pattern paper. The orange was dry embossed with the Swiss Dots folder, sentiment stamps were from Above Rubies Studio received with a DVD purchase.
Inside of the card-Gift Card access

Front of the card

 The stamp used on the inside of the card was given to me by a dear friend of mine. I learned something with doing this card that I need better black ink the cheap ink pad was dry to use and it took awhile to ink up the stamp and I should have used color pencils to color the stamp and the next time I try markers to use a stamp that was heat emboss.
Thanks you all for taking time to look at my creations.