Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Here is my final, for now anyway, stained glass card. This is the image colored with Twinkling H2O watercolors. The shimmer doesn't really photograph well at all but is very pretty in real life. I cut out the image and mounted it with dimensionals on a piece of So Saffron Designer Paper. I then places Brilliant blue brads in the corners and mounted this all on a piece of Brilliant Blue leaving only a sliver of it showing for a very thin boarder. The card itself is So Saffron. I really like this one though I am still not sure which is my favorite from this series of cards.

Now on to my surprise find. I was in Michael's the other day looking for who knows what. I think maybe a CuttleBug embossing folder and I decided to check out the Clearance section. I rarely do this anymore because our Michael's only puts the real junky stuff on clearance (unless its holiday stuff) and then it's not usually marked down all that much anyway. This day though I hit the jackpot. I found a Martha Stewart kit for making paper table favors and decorations for a tea party or some such thing. It was marked down from $19.00 to $3.00. The kit was all card stock weight paper embossed and punched out to look like white eyelet. There are several different styles some scalloped and embossed on both edges others flat on one edge and scalloped and embossed along the other. There are also various widths and lengths. I don't know how much total there was in the package but it was enough to make 8 each of napkin rings, votive candle holder covers. name cards and various other items. I snatched up one of the kits and when I got home and opened it up and sorted through everything I loved it. Here is my first card I've made with some of it. This is the narrowest double edged paper eyelet.

What do you think? I placed a strip of Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon behind the center of it. I didn't have time to do any coloring on this eyelet piece but I think I want to give that a try on another card. I think lightly running an ink pad over the eyelet so only the raised embossing picked it up.

The quilt block stamp is from Impression Obsession and the sentiment is from a Stamping Up! sentiment set. I forget the name at the moment and am too lazy to run upstairs and check. (My 5 am wake up time is catching up with me!!!)

Who knows tomorrow I may even go back and see if they have anymore of the kits left. This will be great fun to play with.


Diane said...

Love what you've done here with both cards. The stained glass window one is really striking and does absolutely look like stained glass....good job on "coloring."

Cool find! Don't you love it when that happens. SERENDIPITY again!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhh............what a fantastic find!!! You made a wonderful card with the scallops.....I love the ribbon underneath!! And the stained glass card is pretty...I bet it's FABULOUS IRL.....I love twinkling h2o's.......but they sure don't photograph all that well!!!

Susan said...

Wonderful stained glass window card and what a great find! Love what you have done with the eyelet piece and yes, using an ink pad to drag across it would also produce a good effect, I think.

Beth said...

These are wonderful! The saffron with the blue is so vibrant and stunning. What fun when you find something GOOD in the clearance section. I swear they hide the neat stuff when I walk in. Your card is beautiful and that quilt stamp is SO you! ;-) Lovely!