Here I thought that CASE Study #70 was the last challenge with Amy Sheffer as the December Muse. I was wrong! They have one more challenge using one of her previous cards for the CASE Study #71 challenge! Yeah! Another great card of Amy's!
So I went to my many, many scraps to see what I could find. Out of the many shades of these colours, I was able to narrow it down to the ones that would work for Owen's card. I also decided to make it square since I had a number of square envelopes.
Enough talk. Here is my masculine take on Amy's card.
Two interesting things happened when making this card. The first was a mistake I couldn't believe I had made! I usually build the front of my card separately, except for the pop-up and embellishments in case I decided to add ribbon, string or brads. So when I got to the point where I knew I wouldn't be adding any, I began to attach it all to the front of the Kraft card base. Then I picked up the card and couldn't believe I had attached the front of the card with the fold on the bottom!! The only alternative was to make a new card base and cut off the front of the mistake and attach it correctly to the new card base. I've never done that before! I can laugh about it now, but at the time I was a little upset with myself.
The second thing that started out wrong, did turn out to be a good thing in the end. I have moved most of my crafting stuff out of the room to paint the room (haven't started yet) so I was looking for my box with pearls. I wanted to use the dark brown pearls in the upper left corner. I looked everywhere at least four times! I couldn't find them anywhere! What could I use instead. Brads? Too late since I mounted the front onto the card base already. But, I should look to see what else I have in my little brad storage boxes.
You know what I found? Two years ago I had found these little alphabet discs at one of the Dollar stores I would frequent in Calgary. I could spell out Owen's name!! And this is just what I did.
Here is a side view of the card.
Looks like I didn't get all of the pop up square completely coloured dark. Oops. Well, that's it. Hope you all had a fun New Year celebration yesterday evening. It's 2012!! Hope the New Year brings you all things good, continued creative ideas, and many happy crafting hours. :)
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
SPELLBINDERS: Jumbo Scalloped Border Petites, Labels Thirteen, Petite Ovals Small
STAMPS: Hero Arts Celebrate, Inkadinkado Sentiments Chelsea
INK: Versa Fine vintage Sepia, Memento Rich Cocoa, Color Box Cranberry
Ink blending tool