Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day

Welcome to My Paper Paradise and Happy World Card Making Day!  what better way to celebrate than to joining some of my Amuse Studio friends in a blog hop, how are you going to celebrate? When you have finished here do visit the other blogs in the hop - the hop is a circle, so just get on here and keep going until you get back to me!  I can promise you  you will get lots of inspiration from these talented ladies.


This is what it looks like open




and a close up of the inside


This card much simpler than it looks - and to prove it I've put a diagram for the base of the card at the bottom of this post.  I actually used up some double sided thin cheap black card for the base to keep the thickness of the finished card down.  Usually it's much too flimsy, but with all the extra layers it worked fine this time.

I was pleased with the outside, but I think I may actually like the inside even better! It's difficult to see in the photograph, but I gave the central panel on the front of the card a spritz with stardust finishing spray.  This is the first time I've used it and I was very happy with the outcome, it gave the matt vanilla card a light sheen that perfectly complements the sheen of the shimmer card I used to back it.

Can you believe that sentiment is actually a stamp?  The french roast ink looks so great against the vanilla card stock.

All the supplies for this card are from Amuse Studio and can be purchased here

Supplies:
Stamps: holy night
Paper: cherry shimmer solid and damask, vanilla, thin double sided black card from my stash
Ink: papaya, french roast, latte
Misc: stardust finishing spray,

That's all from me today, next on the hop is Jeanette Cloyd, you are going to love what she has in store for you.  In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of hoppers.

Amber Smith
Veronica Zalis
Jennifer Corson
Karen Crisp <====== you are here!
Jeanette Cloyd
Sherri Thacker
Seleise Barrett
Pamela Fredrickson
Carissa Fulkerson
Melissa Roell
Angela Schellenberg
Lisa Chapman
Heather Scott
Suzanne Dahlberg
Dana Vincent
Julie Dylingowski

Cutting / scoring directions for card base

12 comments:

sherri said...

I see we used the same stamp set. I love what you did here! Very nice! Very creative.

Chelsea said...

what a nice card ... thanks for the instructions!

Tami said...

fabulous- one of my favorite sets!

Angie said...

Very elegant!

April said...

What a fun card! I love making cards that aren't the same old, same old! TFS and for even drawing a diagram!

Carissa said...

I love it. Very elegant.

Sarah/WAstamper said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colors.

Ronnie said...

Love, love this! Very creative, and I adore the red shimmer couture card stock!

Suzanne said...

This is so elegant, Karen - I love how you decorated the inside too!

Amber said...

Love the card and I am definitely using your sketch to make a pop out card of my own!

Dana Klinkner said...

Love, love, LOVE this card! The unique open & close is great and thank you for sharing the dimensions!

Shari B. said...

I will definitely be trying this card. I love it!

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