Monday, May 31, 2010

Here We Are @ Day 4 - UnAward Winning Artisan Projects

Moving right along, eh? Hope y'all are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend filled with family, food and some free time!

I actually spent today just relaxing after church. I also made a card for my dad - today marks the day where one year ago he left us. Seems hard to believe it has been that long. Fortunately for me he is buried a few short minutes from my house, so I can go and visit any time I feel the need. I took up some flowers and a card. The cemetery looked SOOO beautiful with so many flowers and flags everywhere. Truly lovely with the sun shining and birds singing. It was lovely and peaceful. All in all a really nice day ...

I need to start by saying that I got special permission from the infamous JanTink to make this card as part of my Artisan Award entry. I know she didn't actually "invent" this Marvelous Marquee style of card, but she DID do a FABOO tutorial on how to make one here:

Jan's Marvelous Marquee Video Tutorial

I had a lot of fun making this unconventionally-colored baby card. The hole came out a little higher than I would have liked, but I still like it, nonetheless.

Here is a peek-a-boo at the inside. I love giving interactive cards to people, especially when I get to watch their reactions when they open them up!! They think I am some sort of wizard or genie or something!! Hehehehe! Wouldn't that be TERRIFIC when it came time to clean the house (I'm also thinking "Mary Poppins" here, too! I need me a magic snap, a magic eye-blink or some sorta magic nose twitch ... a wand could be cool, too eh?) Smiley from

And speaking of Jan and marvelous cards, check it out:

Another Superb JanTink Card

I hope I am not boring y'all to death or making you crazy with the daily updates right now. We are almost halfway there! Thanks, once again, for all the positive feedback. You make my day!!

Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Nursery Letters Wheel
Paper: Old Olive, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pale Plum
Accessories: Circle Scissor, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Square Punch, Large Oval Punch, Star Punch, Silver Brads, Old Olive ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon


Cheryl said...

Great card - I have got to try that technique! It's fun to switch it up and do something other than a standard greeting card! Yours is great!

Qbee (aka Brenda) said...

AMAZING!! Definitely Award Worthy!!

Anonymous said...

I think this card is adorable and I love the unconventional color scheme. If you find that cleaning genie maybe you'd be happy to share?

Jenn D said...

Ooops, I'm the anon commenter. I don't know why that happens to me sometime even when I sign in?

Pat Jandacek said...

Nothing boring about seeing all these wonderful examples! I loved the marquee window technique when I saw Jan's video the first time and have yet to try it. Thanks for the reminder. This is a great example!

Pam said...

Woah....this card is so cool that it's frozen!!! If you like to see people's faces when they see some of your'd have loved mine (if you like people's faces go from 0-100 in smiles in 3 seconds!!!
Gotta try this one--realizing it will take me 3 days. Sure hope Jan did a visual tutorial! This card alone should have won the award. You're an Artisan in my book!!!

stampmiser said...

This is way cool! LOVE all of the detail and the stamping and punching on this one!