Saturday, September 11, 2010

off the wall 2-for-all card

today was a productive, and yeah, i'll say it: i was innovative - i made one card, to fit 2 purposes! woah, i know. maybe i should have warned you. things like this can take a person by surprise and make you fall out of your seat. :) ha! so friends, please put your chairs in their upright and locked position and bunker down! (ok it's not really that exciting...) :)

off the wall craftiness had a color challenge, and their colors are eerily similar! check it out for yourself:

on top of making this card for the challenge, i also made it 'by request'! my mom wanted a card for a very dear family friend who recently lost her husband and also had a birthday. my mom chose the sentiment (thinking of you), and i think it fits. she specifically didn't want a card that said 'happy birthday' since it would be a very difficult one. so without further adieu here is my 2-for-all card:

i wanted to make the card as happy and light as i could. and the color pallette was perfect for that! i used my hero arts individual letter stamps for the sentiment and i arced the letters to create a sort of rainbow feel. i thought about doing different colors to really accent the rainbow effect, but i decided subtle was better. i created the 'sun' by cutting a very thin strip of cardstock and wound it into a tight-tight-tight circle. then when i decided the cardstock had taken the circle shape, i spread it out a little (hmm, note to self, it's hard to explain that!)!

i drew (free-hand mind you!) the cloud shapes onto an adheasive sheet. then i placed those sticky cloud cut-outs onto the dry embossed polka dots and glittered my little heart out! i finished the card by making the clouds rain hearts (popped up of course). i love when clouds rain hearts, but i know it's been done a lot - but i really want it to rain love on this family friend, so i went with it! :)

alright, you are now free to walk around the cabin! lol! thanks again!

enoy! :)


  1. I know your Mom's friend will really appreciate a special hand made card! Thoughtfully done! Thanks for joining us this week at OTWC and good luck!

  2. Wonderful idea on the clouds! Those are so cute Sam! Thanks for playing and good luck girl!

  3. Great card!! Thanks for playing with us at OTWC!!


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