1.25.2010

A Triple Threat!

I made this card for the Paper Maniac challenge -- we had to use faux stitching, texture, and a button (that isn't a circle!) This challenge was hard to wrap my head around! First of all, finding a button that isn't a circle. Look really close on my card and you'll see that one of the buttons in the flower is an oval. Check. Secondly, texture. Easy peasy! Swiss Dots embossing folder. I sometimes wonder why I invest in other embossing folders when I always seem drawn to this one. Addiction, I'm guessing. Anyway, check off number 2. And last we come to the faux stitching. I bet you are looking at my card and are saying wow that looks so REAL! Shhhh, don't tell anybody, but it is. I struggled for so long with it and messed up card after card. I am not kidding. And I kept looking longingly at my Janome...it wanted me to use it. Sorry folks, I am a BAD faux stitcher (apparently, according to spell check, stitcher is not a word. However, I don't know how else to say it. I make up words and bend the rules a little, I'm feeling so rebellious! Ha!)...So, half check for that!

I didn't like this card when it was finished. And then I looked at it later and really liked it. And now I am back to not liking it so much. Apparently I am also a little indecisive today.
On this card I used Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper and a little bit of paper from October Afternoon. The nestie is a Label 4 and the stamp is an {ippity} stamp from the Because of You set. I added texture to the flowers with my Swiss Dots and then I sprayed them with Shimmerz and crumpled them a little bit. I also added some Shimmerz to the leaves on my flowers, but that's hard to see in the picture.
Oh and side note -- the leaves on the flower are actually a CLEAR STAMP. That's right, CLEAR. I got it for free when CTMH was doing a give away of some sort...Pick up your jaws from the floor, because it's true. I, Katy Tipton, used a clear stamp.

Wow, I'm chatty today! Sorry for the long (but OH SO INFORMATIVE) post! Hehe.
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25 comments:

  1. katy, your card is adorable, girl!

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  2. I'm amazed! You used a CLEAR stamp! Your card looks amazing, even if you did cheat on the stitching ;) AND you inked up your nestie shape great too! This is such a cute card.

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  3. Love your card Katy! Those paper flowers are adorable! Have a great day!

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  4. I am SHOCKED> Completely and totally SHOCKED.... KATY USED A CLEAR STAMP?!!!! How exciting... are you still telling yourself you don't like them? I love your card and the flowers are awesome!

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  5. Kathy, this is a really cute card. I like how you did the label.

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  6. Katy, soooo cute, and oh my a CLEAR stamps, its gonna rain ;)

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  7. This card is really pretty! I really like the paper you used!

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  8. Well I really like this card Katy.. those flowers look awesome on it.. I just love anything Cosmo Cricket. Have a great day!!

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  9. This is a great card--love the flowers:) And the stamps of course! TFS:)

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  10. This is a really cute card. Of course, my favorite papers are by Cosmo Cricket, so that helped too!

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  11. Super cute card! And love your post! Your flowers turned out so cute! The best part about stitching on cards is that is doesn't have to be perfect! It looks great this way.

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  12. Very pretty card. I love the flowers (the stitching is great too)!

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  13. Love it Katy - and you are hilarious btw!! we have to meet someday :)

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  14. Katy, you just crack me up with your dialogue! heehee I love your card, and okay so you didn't do faux stitching...but I want a Janome too!!! Love the paper you used, and I am still laughing...you are too funny to toss your other samples because you didn't like your faux stitching...did I say that already...*smile*

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  15. Cute card - I think it's a winner:-)

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  16. Gorgeous! Love the ruffling & layers of your flowers! Just gorgeous!

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  17. If my vote counts...I like it! 2 checks!

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  18. Beautiful work!! Just love the flowers!!

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  19. What a great card, Katy! Love how you used that patterned paper! :)

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