Friday, April 25, 2008

The Garden of Life

Today is sorta an anniversary for me. I had my first (of two) dates with hubby before we got engaged. It was 36 years ago.We never had another date after that second one. Once he had me in the bag (or bed) out went any romance. He didn't say a word today either-other than he called his twin sisters to wish them happy birthday. Guess I shouldn't have scheduled my first date with him on a family holiday. It was my only day off from my job and school at the time. Sofa slug is out for the night now. I am talking to my steaming Brussels sprouts.

This isn't a very good photo but it's the best I could muster at the time. This is from my file. Maybe two years ago? It looks more complicated than it really is. A plain cream card (square) is the base. Make two pieces of the front size cut from double sided paper. Cut on the diagonal and save two pieces for another card. Tape the two pieces with opposing fronts showing on the diagonal (tape on the back).Fold up one corner to meet the middle and the opposite corner down to meet the point.

Apply this whole piece to the front of the card leaving the upper right corner unglued for the tag insertion. If you like the distressed look, ink up the edges before gluing this down. Punch out a tag (die cuts or ready tags work) and ink or powder it up using resist methods. Stamp a flower using a ink that is pleasing. Also ink the edges. Use whatever you have in the stash. I used a huge brad with the prongs cut off that I stamped on with Staz-On but a rub on would work too. Pop dot it in the middle where the points meet.

Stamp a phrase in the lower left. I wish I had photographed this outside before sending it because it is so spring-like. I need to make more of this design. It used up a lot of larger scraps too. And is adjustable for any square size (this is 5 x 5).


10 comments:

  1. Allison Lee7:18 AM

    Good Morning! and you've been Tagged!
    Check out the details on my blog!
    http://stampinwithallison.com/index.php/Blog/

    PS. I really like your archival piece!
    Allison L

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  2. Gorgeous card! You've been tagged on my blog! Love your blog. Thanks. ~chris

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  3. What a cool card...are all those folds or just triangle pieces? It makes a striking card whatever it is! Happy anniversary to your date...hopefully the slug will clue in one day...

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  4. this is really pretty, I love the papers and love your very unique design

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  5. I THINK I WILL LEAVE THE COMPLEX CARD MAKING TO YOU JAN! WHAT A GREAT LOOKING CARD.BETWEEN YOU, ME AND YOUR BRUSSEL SPROUTS HAPPY SORTA ANNIVERSARY.

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  6. Really pretty card!!!! Like all of your stuff of course!!!
    Chris

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  7. What a fun card, I'm behind on visiting and have missed many fun projects. Great work....

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  8. Cool card- I love the pinwheel-esque pattern.

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  9. This is lovely!! The colors are so springy and fresh and the pattern reminds me of a cozy garden quilt!

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