Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A labor of love

Did you ever dream of a card idea and the dream stayed with you so that you just had to try to turn it into reality? That's what happened with this card and it truly was a labor of love -- labor because it took quite a bit of work to get it done and love because I love the final product! Now all I need is for someone to get married so that I have someone to give it to!

I have to thank my friend Liz for this card, because I would have never been able to do it if she had not loaned me her coluzzle cutting system. Liz doesn't particularly care for this system, and she loaned it to me so that I could make sure I liked it before I ordered it. Well, I don't just like it -- I love it! Truly, I had a blast cutting out all of these ovals.

Now I know what you're thinking. Stampin' Up! doesn't make scalloped oval anything, and no one makes a scalloped oval punch as large as the one made with the Prints Double Sided Designer Series paper underneath the sentiment. Well, never fear, I did not stray from SU products. In fact, I just used my beloved Stampin' Up! punches. But you'll have to wait for another day to find out the secrets of this card, not because I want to keep you in suspense, but because the batteries in my camera died so I couldn't photograph a tutorial. As soon as I get new batteries and have a little time, all shall be revealed.

I guess looking at this card I think it's pretty classic, which, thanks again to my buddy Liz, seems to be the consensus on my card making style. Thanks ladies for helping me figure it out. I rather like the thought of being a classic card maker!


Anonymous said...

First of all.. congrats on not posting at the midnight deadline! good for you!

second.. maybe you can teach me to appreciate the coluzzle now. I love big ovals! LOVE the card by the way. I love cards with many layers.


Julie ~ Jades Butterflies! said...

so pretty!

Crafty Connie said...

Great card Diane, can't wait for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing your ideas.