Thursday, October 1, 2009

Faux Quilt Card

Yeah, I finally found a paper shredder that does the quarter inch strips so I could make up some of the faux quilting cards that my friend Jan Castle showed me how to do!!! Yes, I know I could cut them on my Genesis, but this is so much easier!!!
I am sending her a card and I wanted to show you how I like to illustrate the envelope. Jan, whose last name is "Castle" lives on Emerald Drive. Does that sound like Ireland or what? So I had a little fun with my copics. Hopefully Jan will get the card before this post goes up...LOL! She reads my blog everyday and always makes a comment...hugs, Jan!

I have another friend on Pumpkin Vine Trail...isn't that a cool street name? It is now I love this month!

I did the easel card I had shared with you earlier and the same pistachio paper. I did have some new Spellbinders tags to play with and I cut them from suede paper. When you open the card you see only the quilt (this card is A2 size) and then you open the easel and see the richness of the suede paper and rhinestone as well as the sentiment. Most of the paper is Anna Griffin with one bronze metallic thrown in. I also used one of the new Spellbinders impressabilities and it really shows up on the metallic paper.
There is varigated green ribbon running through the diecut. I used a piece of adhesive mat stacks as my base. Just pulled the liner off and then started applying the strips. You do one long one (the purple striped one near the center) and then two coming off of that one at right angles (there is a green striped on on the lower right and a darker green herringbone on upper left). Then you just add the strips in a log cabin fashion, filling up the four segments that have been created by the three strips first applied. Then I trimmed it and mounted it on the card. Hoping Jan likes the card...I did brush a little glitter over the card to fill in any crevices where there was still adhesive showing through. This could be addictive....and I cut a lot of strips with my shredder (that I found at Goodwill).

One other note of good news...our DIL, Jessica found out that she passed the bar exam for Alabama, so we now have a lawyer in the family! Congrats to Jessica!!!!
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nise said...

OMG!!! That card is GORGEOUS and that envelope is just AMAZING! You are one extremely talented lady, Holly Craft! And Jan is so lucky to get that wonderful creation in her mailbox. Happy to read that Jessica passed the bar. Looks like October is off to a good start around there, especially with Goodwill treasurers like you found.

Becky said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous is all I can say! I am in awe of both the card & the envelope! Your friend is certainly lucky to have a friend like you!!!

Anonymous said...

Once again it's time for me to tell you how much I enjoy looking at your pics and photographs...
I feel like I'm right there with you on your journey. You take wonderful pictures..Thank you so much for sharing your delightful photos..and your art work is great too.

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous!!

Jan Castle said...

WOW....what a mailbox treasured it, love it, love it! You are sooooo creative Holly! Thank you for the (insert 100 descriptions here) card - I have been showing it off to everyone I meet! Thank you my friend, Jan
P.S. Yes, I did get it before seeing your post this a.m.

Jan Castle said...

Oh yes...congrats to your DIL on passing the bar....great to have a lawyer in the family - but hopefully you won't need her services. LOL

Mary said...

Holly, what a beautiful card. Jan is very lucky to have received it. Note to Jan....Happy Birthday. May your years be filled with life and your life filled with love. Happy Birthday!

Elaine said...

Holly! The quilt cards are fantastic! I am always so drawn to those. And you are so talented at doing them. Would you mind sharing what the paper shredder is that you found that does that size cuts?
The sweater bags are just glorious.