Sunday, February 21, 2010

Smashed Poppies Cake

Mega-Bubble time today. WhooooHoooo! Back to work tomorrow - it's break time - the parking will be EASY!

Here is my Bubble Produce for the day:

Whoever gets this card to send - I hope it is a 'hand-it-to-the-birthday-person-card'. Because it would cost a fortune to mail it. It is chipboard pieces covered in fabrics. It is VERY heavy not to mention square. I don't know why I used fabrics - I just felt the need to fondle some fabric - and the next thing I knew - boom - a card. A HEAVY card.

Sketch layout is from i{heart}2stamp specifically the SFYTT challenge.

Really Big Cake
~Base card - Paper Try Ink Soft Stone
~Layer of purple fabric adhered to lightweight cardboard
~Vertical strip with green marbled fabric attached to lightweight cardboard - rhinestone brads - top and bottom
~Four square chipboard pieces covered with cranberry red fabric - edges inked with black
~Image from Stampin Up - colored with Copics and topped with Ranger Glossy Accents, candle flames topped with Stickles

Below is a challenge to try a technique over at Our Creative Corner. I admit I panicked a little bit. I like to crank out cards and am not too much into techniques. I like to keep it simple whether making cards or quilts. However, I took the challenge and went on the hunt for a technique! I went for the Acrylic Smash Technique. Here is the result.

Simply Smashing
~Base card - ready made notecard - Inkadinkado Personal Impressions
~Layer of Cranberry red cardstock - edges curved
-Layer of PTI Ocean Tides cardstock
~Digital image from Mel Stampz laser printed on white cardstock - colored in with Copics - smudged/distressed with Ranger's Vintage Photo, Old Paper, and Tatered Rose
~Skirt part of the dress - stamped with EK Success Live, Love. Laugh, Learn using black Stazon, with Blue Mist acrylic paint
~Edges of image cardstock torn and roughed up using metal ruler
~Button assortment threaded with DMC embroidery thread (ToC from sissy Gail)

Over at Saturday Spotlight the challenge was to 'Mess Around' using some type of distressing.

Princess of the Poppies~Base card - Paper Trey Ink white cardstock
~Layer of K & Company Meadow & Breeze
~Vertical strips of cranberry cardstock topped with text from a very old book destined for the landfill
~Freebie laser printed image from Digital Two for Tuesday colored in with Copics, tiara dotted with Stickles
~Edges and top of image area torn then smudged/distressed with Ranger Old Paper and Vintage Photo
~Three square brads

You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.
All good wishes,


  1. WOW!! Nancy, all of your creations are FABULOUS! :) Love your distressing card and all the pretty elements you've added to all of the cards!! Thanks so much for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

  2. Oh all of these are fantastic!!! Love the buttons and all the other fabulous details you've added to these cards!! Thanks for sharing with us at Saturday Spotlight.

  3. Beautiful cards this week, Nancy, I really love the retro, distressed look of the last two. And the fabric card is so unique - I love using fabric on cards!! Great job on trying a new technique! So happy you could have some fun with Our Creative Corner this week!


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