Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches #50

Good Morning!  I feel like I've fallen off the face of the blogland earth!  I've really missed our daily visits but things aren't going to be much different until after we get moved and settled in our new home.  The children and I have very mixed feelings about this move but we are trying to stay positive and look at it as a new adventure.

I have a really fun challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week is a Judged Challenge, so there is some extra added fun.  This week we're making step ladder cards.  Head on over to my challenge blog for tutorials and plenty of inspiration from the design team.  But first, here's my card.

I followed the tutorial by Dawn of Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.  I modified it a little.  In her video she adds 3/4" side panels only - I like the whole card to be dressed, so I cut a piece of fun paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and then on the back side I drew lines to create the 3/4" side panels and 1" bottom panel and then cut out the center part.  Fits great!  I also found that if I cut the center panel (focal point) 1/16" smaller then her directions, the card moves a little easier.

Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Black, Pretty In Pink
Paper:  Me & My Big Ideas
Digi Stamps:  Soft Pencil
Stamps & Ink:  Wishing You (TAC), Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Me & My Big Ideas)

Now head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and thank you so much for stopping by!

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jackie Randolph said...

Great card Melissa, really cute images and beautiful papers. Love the colors of those polka dots.

Theresa said...

Cute, very very cute!! How did you ever figure out to cut it the way you did?

You could point your car west instead of south, especially if the children are feeling ambivalent.


Sheri Gilson said...

Hi Mel!! What an amazing card!! I love the fold!! Love the new look of your blog too...very pretty!!

1CardCreator said...

What a sweet card! I love the 3D an the little cat on the outside.
Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

coldwaters2 said...

This is fabulous Melissa love that cute image and the colours are so lovely. I also like your new picture you look so different without glasses.
Lorraine x

Janice said...

This is adorable!! I love this weeks challenge. I had not seen these before but I love them and will be playing along- on Saturday. Looks like this one might take some time, lol.

Jessica G. said...

Sweet card! I really like this style of step ladder fold (it's perfect for the sentiment) and the kitty image is adorable against that fun background!!

Angela said...

Cute! Love all the dots! These are such fun stamps....

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