Monday, February 9, 2015

Shaped Cards? Oh mannnnnn....

I just don't *do* shaped cards. Engineering and me are not besties.  But my resolution to play along in all the Jingle Belles challenges means you'll see at least one a year, and here it is!  ;) I also kept Vicki's Only Words challenge in mind.



Supplies: stamps from Autumn Leaves; classic small oval Nesties; Distress inks in Festive Berries and Broken China; Versamark and clear EP; red rhinestones; Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; crochet mat by me 


The stamps are from one of my oldest stamp sets - I remember buying them from eBay. They're probably ten plus years old, and they don't cling well anymore. I inked the sentiment with Versamark and then the Festive Berries ink so I could emboss it. The blue swirls and edge of the oval panel are traced with the Wink of Stella pen for some subtle sparkle. 

To make the card base I used the largest oval die, and aligned it over the fold to leave about 1" uncut as the 'hinge.' That's about as challenging as I get ;)

xoxo,
Jessi

10 comments:

lauren bergold said...

dude!!! for someone who says they don't do shaped cards... holy WOW, what a fabulous shaped card!!! i loooooooooooooove your crocheted mats, as well you know, and this is such a GREAT way to use that technique! brilliant, missus! you have ROCKED it in a big big way! thanks for "shaping up" with us at JINGLE BELLES! <3

Carol L said...

A circle is about the only shaped card I make too, but the signature crocheted edge makes it exclusively yours! NJ!

jimlynn said...

Love the crochet oval!!! A gorgeous card for Christmas. I think I've only done one Christmas card too this year. I was really going to try to do better but it's just not happening.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow you GO GIRL!!! Love that embossed sentiment!! That crocheted oval is WOW! Now who wouldn't want to receive a Christmas card like this?!! Good for you on getting it done early...I really need to take a lesson from YOU!! :) I really love that flourish behind your greeting as well!! I appreciate you playing along my friend!! Thanks so much for sharing your creation at my Flashback Friday Challenge! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great shaped card, love the crochet!

Jen W. said...

But shaped cards are perfect for your crochet mats! This totally rocks! Love the glittery swirls and matching swirly sentiment!

Lindsey said...

Very pretty. I don't really *do* shaped cards much either... just seems like showing off or something. :D

Barbara said...

Same here... I rarely ever make shaped cards. But you've created a real beauty!

SmilynStef said...

That pretty red border just pops ... .so glad you engineered an awesome shaped card to join us at jingle belles.

Greta said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jessi!