Thursday, May 01, 2008

Tall Cards

I used to love making odd shaped cards, and somehow in the past few months I've gotten in the habit of making the "normal" size A2 card and not really branching out. Yesterday's sketch challenge on SCS was the perfect opportunity to make somehting a little different.


The first card was made with my new paper from Cosmo Cricket called Cogsmo - as soon as I saw the sneak peek last before the CHA show I knew I wanted it, and was lucky enough to find it at Jacksonbelle Embellishments (Lindsey is THE BEST!). Since it has such a funky mod print I thought it'd be perfect to match up with one of the new sets from The Cats Pajamas called "It's a Mod, Mod World". I paper pieced the rocket ship together, then added some rhinestone brads the Kim @ MFT sent me from Petaloo.


I altered the scoring a little on this card because I wanted the rocket ship to POP up off the card, so I used a 8" x 9" piece of paper and scored it at 4.25", 7.5" & 8.5" (using my Scor-pal of course) and folded the card in half @ the first score line, the 2 more times get get the nice popped up top piece. The folds are held together with a band that slip up from the bottom which was decorated with patterned paper, faux stitching and another rhinestone brad. This card is also part of the TCP Tuesday color challenge (TCPTUES05) which features a Cat's Pajama stamp and this week the color blue.... I think blue is the dominant color on this card (okay I may be pushing it a little)! You can see the challenge details on Toni's blog HERE.


The last card was made with paper from K&Companies Wild Saffron line. I stamped and cut out 3 flowers from the Doodle This stamp set, then added Basic Grey buttons to the centers. The sentiment is from American Art Stamp - I didn't pay attention to the size when I ordered it, but this is a large stamp! I love that it can definately stand on it's own on a card without needing lots of other embellishments - plus the font is really cool! The ribbon is from Papertrey ink - I'm so addicted to their monthly releases now and stalk Nichole's blog to see what the new paper & ribbon colors will be!


Which one is your favorite?

15 comments:

Denise... said...

Wow. Jaw dropping extraordinary cards!

toners said...

Absolutely stunning!! Wow! Thanks for playing along - glad you are enjoying your new set!

Nancy French "Frenchy" said...

Those are absolutely amazing!

Conniecrafter said...

The rocket card is just too cool, love how the rocket is going off the card. The second is just Beautiful, I so Love all the colors and your flowers are so pretty, neat design!

Flossie's Follies said...

these are fantstic, love the colors and papers and details, how fantastic.

dpkennedy said...

These are gorgeous! They are so totally different that I couldn't pick one over the other! I love the rocket..it is so cool, and the flowers are funky and fresh! Great cards!

Joanne B. said...

these are both so fun! I love the colors on both of them. Excellent!

MichelleO said...

Ok, at first I jumped right to my favorite being the bright flowers. Love all the details! And those colors are just so cheerful. But something about that Mod paper and that spaceship... yep... I love them both =)

virginia said...

wow your stuff is always so great. I had to nominate you for an award thanks for sharing!

dasimonds said...

Such wonderful COLORS
and Pretty papers.
Fabulous Cards!!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OMGOSH these are adorable!! ADORABLE!!! You've made me want to pull out that Cosmo paper IMMEDIATLY! lol.

retiredheather said...

I love the third card. The colors are fantastic and the flowers are a blast of life.
Retired Heather

Jenny said...

Absolutely amazing! The rocket card is the coolest! I love that stamp set. What stamp set did you use for "You are out of this world"? Thanks!

Jen said...

I love these cards, especially the rocket one. Your colors are bold and fun!

Alyssa said...

Love the rocket card! I have got to get some of that paper. Too fun :)

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