Monday, November 15, 2010

Marge's Monday Card Corner (November, 2010)

I'm so thrilled to have you stop by for my first individual post for Creating Memories in Time. I'll be hosting my Monday Card Corner the 3rd Monday of each month, my little "corner" of the CMIT Blog where I'll share a sketch and card. Each Design Team member will have a separate and unique spot monthly here on our blog, so don't miss any of these exciting upcoming posts! A sketch to me is just a "jumping-off point" for inspiration and can be followed exactly or you can simply be inspired to go off in any direction with the sketch, flipping it/turning it/making it "your own" -- just having fun and being creative!
All supplies used are available at Creating Everlasting Memories EBay Store, except solid CS and stamp. Finished card size is 5"x7". For my snowy BG, I used My Mind's Eye "Signature Christmas", distressing the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink and creating my main focal image using 6 of the 8 dies from QuicKutz Nesting Trees (#DC0016). These dies cut/emboss beautifully and are so fun to play with! I chose 3 complimentary blue-green CS colors, cutting/embossing dies 1-6 (1 being smallest) as follows, beginning with the darkest color: 6 and 3; medium: 5 and 2; light: 4 and 1, as shown below.
My Die Cuts
 ZVA Creative Self-Adhesive Pearls (#PE-02CB-110) in soft blue were adhered to my tree layers, gently curving them as I pressed them down and adding a large pearl to the tree top. Next, I assembled the layers by lining up the tree tops, using small foam dots near the bottom of layers for dimension. I ran a long basting stitch through the center of May Arts (C-1-04) "Sheer" 1" Teal Ribbon and ruffled it, adding it to the left side of my card, along with my sentiment and a gorgeous Tim Holtz (TH92873) Idea-ology "Fanciful Button" with small pearl added to it's center. Hope you find some inspiration and create a card after seeing mine today. If you do, leave me a comment/link so I can see yours and thanks so much for stopping by today!


Kathy W said...

love how you made the tree and the background paper is my fav!

Sheri said...

WOW! This is awesome! Thanks so much for the detailed instructions and the sketch!

1CardCreator said...

This is so pretty Marge, I had to go check out that gorgeous ribbon at CMIT. I love the tree and the pearls too! I'm looking forward to seeing your posts with their products. ~Diane

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Marge! Love that sheer ribbon - adds such a touch of elegance!

Mary Jo said...

What a cute card. Very nice instructions.

Sue Lelli said...

Thanks for taking the time to give detailed directions! LOVE all the layers to your tree! STUNNING card!


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