9.22.2007

Before and After and today...

cute eh? I love purses... I don't have any designer ones or anything like that, this is a recent thing i think, last year i went through a shoe phase... this year its bags... so when i seen this thread go up at peas this morning about this sketch challenge i printed out the template to trace and do one...
lots of things on such a simple looking card... :) The printed paper is from Basic Grey (Urban couture, Brocade) There is some Fresco Vatican Wine chalk ink on the edges. The Fancy Frame (A Muse) is stamped with Aged Mahogany Distress ink on Shimmery White cardstock from SU. ( now a few days ago i did a post about the cryogen White from cut cardstock.com these are a pretty close match color wise, but the stampin up is an actual cardstock so its thicker and sturdier and feels a little better, the cryogen white is a coversheet and a thinner weight (which is good for punchies and stuff like that too but it warps when you heat emboss it)
now back to our regularly scheduled card description eh?
:) the Rubber Soul thank-you is stamped on the SU shimmery with Vatican Wine, then punched with the Martha Stewart scalloped circle (which is a teeny tiny bit too small to frame the image completely) so i ended up sponging on the edges of this too to hide the mis cut. there is some stickles copper in the large parts of the frame and the sentiment is up on pop-dots. the tiny love tag is from the su set called Love is in the Air. its tied on with hemp cord from wal-mart to Martha Stewart Piped Nylon (apricot). This card is a little under 4X6 ish. the lace on the straps i don't remember if its vintage or not but i sponged some Tuscan Earth on it and both the sentiments also.
This is an "after" version of the card i did yesterday that i did not like, changed the cardstock base to an off red of Bazzill then found this scrap in the bin and went with that, added an lumpy ribbon flower (Joann's fabrics) to the dress where the sash would be i guess... I like this one better and i have no idea who makes the brads.
This is also an "after" card. the original can be seen here: Before version card
I really did just rip it apart and then it tore the pp where that brad that was bugging was inserted so i went down the card with green May Arts ribbon, and then the cream brads on the edges came from the blue and brown card from yesterday that i ripped apart today.
I DO like the after versions of these cards better, but I'm glad that i don't usually make too many cards i don't like that's kinda sad to rip them up.
anyways, i have many many images to play with and so... since tonight is the unlimited Pheasants fundraiser dinner as soon as my pizza arrives i am headed upstairs to play with them.
Have a good whats left of the weekend!

14 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh your purse is adorable! You've given me inspiration, I think maybe now i can tackle that challenge :)

Jennifer said...

Stacy the purse is wonderful. Such detail and yet not overdone. It is wonderful.

Your cards...wow. They are the best!

Stampin' Meg said...

Love the lace purse straps and you have inspired me to want to play with my Dawn Hauser dress stamp now!

reflections:0) said...

Wow! cool cards... I do like the re-makes....

Flexie:0)

Karen said...

What a great purse card!! Love the pp, lace, and colors! And I've been wanting that dress stamp for months now, I think I'm gonna have to break down and get it....you temptress you! Who makes that "kick up your heels" sentiment?? I think that's great!

Fink said...

I love the purse & the straps are stunning. I also really like the baby cakes card! That is just so fun and sweet! After reading your blog, I need to remember to tell everyone about what I used on my cards.

Chris said...

Those are adorable! I LOVE that purse!

Linda M. said...

I love the purse card!

I have that dress stamp, too......got it for 50% off at my lss 2 or 3 months ago.

I broke down and got that cupcakes on a stand stamp yesterday am.

I like your re-dos!!

Thanh said...

Stacy, I didnt know about your hearing condition.... and I just hope that everything will go well when you do have the surgery.

These cards are amazing. So nice to see the cupcake stand in a different form other than the bright and bold colours Ive seen (not that I mind bright and bold b/c that's my regular stamping style ;) )

Tannis said...

That purse is adorable!!! I love your cards!!! Your blog is wonderful!!!
Tan

~Nancy~ said...

Just stopping by to say Hi! Your work is awesome girlie!!!

Wendy said...

Your cards are so beautiful Stacy! Love the way you present them too...really super blog!
Wendy
Wendy Malichio

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love your purse and your other cards! amazing work as always! :)

Andrea Amu said...

Such cute cards! I also am lovin' the purse...so pretty!