It's been a while since I posted. My bad! It was our first full week back in school with the students and I was whipped this entire week. Now I have a cold so not much better, but decided I needed to get a card made for my daughter who is off at college. Since it is her freshman year I thought this sentiment would be appropriate since she is about 2 weeks into classes now. And after talking to her this week I would definitely say "so far so good". Enough of my life and on to the card.
I like to do double up on challenges when I can since time is short. Today I combined Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #39(http://lordhavemercy-mercykerin.blogspot.com/2009/09/mercys-tuesday-sketch-challenge-39.html) with Cath's Moxie Fab Challenge to use some kind of household item/furniture in a paper craft(http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2009/09/you-asked-for-it-another-moxie-fab.html). When I read about the Moxie Fab challenge I remembered I had just bought a cute 6X6 pad of paper at a local scrapbook store that had paper with sofas in it. I decided to use that paper and had to figure out a theme for the card focusing on the sofas. That is when I thought of the saying, "Sofa" so good. It was perfect for my daughter so that is how the verse was born. I started by making a side-fold white A2 card. I then cut patterned paper to fit the whole front. I antiqued the edges with ink. Next, I cut the long rectangle from patterned paper and matted it with another piece of patterned paper with only the mat showing on the sides(cut off the top and bottom flush with the top rectangle). I again antiqued all sides with ink. Then I typed up the greeting on the computer and printed it in dark brown ink onto copy paper. I then die cut the red mat and the greeting with my Nestabilities using my Wizard die cut machine. I attached the white circle to the red mat with adhesive. I then attached my long rectangle piece to the larger paper and added a piece of rick-rack wrapped around to the back of the paper and attached with adhesive. Now I could attach that whole piece to the card. I then added the greeting piece to the right top of the long rectangle piece with foam adhesive on the right side and flat adhesive on the left(so the piece would sit right on the card). I had also antiqued the edges of the greeting pieces, too. The last step was to add the apoxy stickers to the top left of the rectangle. Now to get it off in the mail to my daughter. Thanks for stopping by.
Cardstock: red: DCWV; white: Gina K Pure Luxury 80lb. cardstock
Patterned Paper: Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker"Victoria's Street" 6x6 pad
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger
Epoxy Stickers: SEI"Black Orchid"
Ribbon: American Crafts
Dies: Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Label 3 and Circles
Other: Wizard die cut machine; Computer and printer;