Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Card Share

Good Morning!  I hope you're having a great weekend so far.  I am at work right now, so I hope this auto-posted OK.

About a week or two ago someone in my monthly card traders group had mentioned a ladder card.  The written directions didn't make sense to me, I am a very visual person, so I didn't put a whole lot of thought into it.  Well, then the moderator of the group posted that Dawn of Dawn's Stamping Thoughts made a video.  So, of course, I checked it out.  You can see the video here.

Friday night I decided to try the card.  Here's what I did...

Pretty cute, eh?  I think so.  I did do some modifications from Dawn's instructions.  The center panel, according to Dawn is supposed to measure (largest piece) 3 1/2 x 3 3/4.  That is the exact space between the two side panels.  I found that to be a bit too snug, so I went with 1/8" inch smaller.  It gave a nice border and a bit more freedom to move.  She decorated the side panels only using pieces that measured 3/4" x 4" - I wanted the whole front covered in the pretty decorative paper I chose to use, so I cut my paper down to 4" x 5 1/4" and then drew on the back a cut out piece for the center - it was a little extra work but I think well worth it.

I am entering this card in the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge which is a color combo of pink and brown.  One of my favorite color combos!

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Paper:  Basic Grey Sugared Collection
Stamps:  ATS Spring Pixie Kit
Copics:  B000, B02, E53, E57, RV000, RV02, RV10, RV13, Y15, YG03
Embellishments:  stitched pink grosgrain ribbon

I am really pleased with how well this card turned out.  One thing I'd do differently next time is use a meatier base card stock - I think it would stand up better.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your Sunday is a blessed one.

6 Encouraging Thoughts:

Stef H said...

holy moly! wow! gorgeous!!! and brave too!!! wow!

Jackie Randolph said...

WOW!!! this is gorgeous!! Love your papers and the perfect image for this card.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Melissa this is fabulous I love those papers and design are just great.
Lorraine x

Jennifer Moore said...

Super cute card. I love the ladder style. You did great.

Anonymous said...

love your charming card creation! I agree, love the piece covering the whole front like you did!
Thanks for playing in the pink and brown challenge at ATS Weekly Wed. blog this time!
Pam Going Postal

Amy said...

This is such a cool looking card and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the ATS challenge this week!

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