Sunday, April 29, 2012

I keep a stash of cards on hand, so yesterday I figured I'd find something appropriate for a communion we were going to later in the day. Then I saw this card on Pinterest and the creative juices started flowing. I decided to CASE it with a few modifications.

First, I dug out:
- a mini envelope punch that I don't think I've ever used. (Yay, purchase now justified. Lol.)
- a lonely stash of vellum that hasn't seen the light of day in awhile
- a three-hole punch to make confetti. (I wound up just using a hand held punch instead... much faster.)
- a scrap of Stampin' Up's Big Top patterned paper

Then, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make masks for a Sale-a-bration stamp set by Stampin' Up called Outlined Occasions. Why? Because I tend to ruin cards when I stamp on a saying and deem it to be crooked. Pet peeve. These vellum masks allow me to place my saying exactly where I want it. It helped to make my smaller saying straight too because I made masks for the three smaller sayings in the set also.

I decided not to color in the saying... just another precaution on my part because I wasn't sure that I wouldn't color out of the lines accidentally and I didn't want to have to start over again.

One might question the use of such non-traditional colors for a Communion card but I don't run with the herd. These were the colors nearby on such short notice. Lol.

I realized that I needed to do something to keep the confetti in the envelope from falling out so I used micro Glue Dots to keep the top ones in place and hoped they blocked the others from falling out. The micro dots came in handy for the confetti on the face of the card too.

I hope you are inspired to create a card like this. It was fun to make with scraps and came together pretty quickly.

Off to tackle the To Do list..... *smile*


Chunyuan said...

fabulous card. Love the paper you used and the sentiment is perfect for the card.

Queen Lightwell said...

A friend bought that same envelope punch, didn't use it like she thought she would, and gave it to me so, to make a short story long, now you have inspired me with a way I can use it, as I was struggling, too! :) And your card is really cool. I love your saying about not running with the herd! (I think that fits me, too.)