Sunday, 21 June 2009

Stop Looking... I Found it!

Earlier in the week, I said I had lost my mojo...hating everything that I made. It didn't seem to matter what I did, I didn't like it. And I know that we are our own worse critics. But out of the many rejects, there was one card that I did like. But one card does not make a class. So I decided that I would take that one card and turn it into a class. And here is result. We made the same card 5 times...but in different colours and with different embellishments. I also used the same basic design and decorated the very simple box to put our cards in. And I mut say that I am thrilled with the results.

Each of the cards has the same basic design... weathered background stamp... a couple of layers, some ribbon and a scalloped circle centre piece. Each card used different stamps from the Circle Circus stamp set to decorate the edges of the top layer. We used the large scalloped stamp from this set as the basis of the centre piece but added a different embellishment each time.

This is card that started off the idea. I cannot be sure that I didn't CASED it from somewhere but for the life of me I cannot say where. I have looked in all the places I went last week but to no avail. I am not sure that I didn't get the idea from a number of cards and made it my own...but if I did CASE it from you...please let me know.

Colours: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and Pink Piroette.
Ribbon: Pink Piroette striped ribbon.
Embellishment: Jumbo Pewter Eyelet.

Colours: Orchid Oppulence, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum.
Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant grosrain ribbon.
Embellishment: Purple square Rhinestone Brad.

Colours: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and Baja Breeze.
Ribbon: Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon.
Embellishment: Brocade button (retired)

Colours: Kiwi Kiss, Garden Green and Certainly Celery.
Ribbon: Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon.
Embellishment: green Supernova Glitter.

Colours: Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun and Apricot Appeal.
Ribbon: Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon.
Embellishment: Dazzling Diamonds.

And here is the box. It was made out of Cameo Coral cardstock and we used the same basic design as the card...minus the scallop circle centre piece.

Well I hope your like this little set. The ladies at my class sure did.


Lynda S said...

So v v glad the "mojo-interruptus" has been cleared with a good dose of crafting Draino!!! What an FAB idea to do the same thing 5 different ways. They are magical. Well done Chrissie!!

Zarna said...

was going to comment then got distracted and my brain is so dodgy I can't remember if I actually did or not so if this is a repeat comment sorry :)

I love that card design! so cool how you used the same basic design but they all look so unique

Chrissie said...

Hey Zarna..don't worry, you only posted once! I do remember the dodgy pregnancy brain! LOL