Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dazzled with Damask!


So, after my daughter discovered that I was making Easter egg cards for her and her brother, you would think I would learn the art of discretion a little better. Naw!! I made this card for my hubby for our anniversary (its not till June, but if I leave it to the last minute, it might not get done) and thought I would be able to tuck it away. I was discreet. He didn't see me make it or photograph it. Then I had a 'forgot to put all my marbles in my marble jar' moment.........the screen saver on our computer does a random slide show from our pictures files!!!! And, yup, you guessed it.....he saw it! So, back to the drawing board!!! And yes, I will make sure I don't download it to the family computer!

Now we return to our regularly scheduled program. Dawn McVey's Damask Designs has definitely become a fast favorite of mine (even if I wasn't able to put ink to it as fast as I would have liked....you know, those pesky responsibilities that get in the way of craft time!). First, I scored the outside double lines on the Scor-Pal, then stamped both the large damask and the sentiment, applied the different sized black bling strategically, and matted it on some True Black cardstock! Very simple, but I really do love how it turned out!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, True Black - PTI
Stamps: Damask Designs - PTI
Ink: Black Onyx - Versafine
Bling: Black Jewels - Jewelry Essentials

16 comments:

  1. Karen ~ you are hilarious! I love the tales of navigation around children, to-do lists, hubby and out of town guests! In spite of it all, you make some amazing cards! This one is WAY up there for me! So classy and wonderful! DARN, you have to make another one... tee hee Now YOU CAN SELL THIS ONE!

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  2. Yea I think the simplicity really makes a wow statement!

    And good luck with your next attempt to hide your card!

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  3. Your husband is very observant! Mine would see that and be like, what a nice card, especially with the anniversary months away. Either way it is a beautiful card!

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  4. I really love this! The design is so nice. Love the scoring too. Sorry you have to make another card -- but lucky us as we get to see 2 of your anniversary creations.

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  5. It's a beautiful card, one I copy at some point!! Do you think he would forget it by June???

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  6. Hi Karen,

    This is such a classy card. I love it and will be scraplifting your idea!!! (Do you care)

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  7. Darn the hubby! Now you'll just have to stamp more ;) So glad you shared this with us...it is gorgeous! The double score on the edges makes it look so professional!!! (Quit selling me the scor-pal ok?? hee hee) I'm with everyone else, I definitely want to copy this design soon! Really stunning, Karen!

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  8. Very simple and elegant. A great anniversary card. Even if you don't give it to hubby, I'm sure someone else on your card giving list will appreciate it.

    From your comment on my blog about Earth Day... I think it's great that your kids are so into conservation and recycling and that they are encouraging you and your husband to get involved too. My father taught us these values back in the 60s when we were growing up and it has stuck with me ever since.

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  9. So classy and elegant! What a difference the scoring makes! Great job - thank you for sharing.

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  10. What a stunning card! I love that embossed lines and the damask stamp, looks so classy yet sophisticated!
    Appreciate you dropping by my blog. Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  11. What a beautiful card. I love the simplicity but elegance of it. This will be going into my favorites.

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  12. Oh my Karen, this is absolutely positively gorgeous and so beautiful!!! What creativity you have to make something so clean and simple and look this good! Too funny about how your hubby saw it. Thanks for the comment on my blog...I'm exploring yours and love everything in it!

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  13. Another beautiful cretion from you Karen! Love it :-) You are such an inspiration to me!

    Siri

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  14. What a beautiful card Karen. Very elegant.

    Mickey

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  15. Oh Karen, this is just so beautiful.
    I have got to get my hands on this stamp, it is very me!
    Wonderfully elegant card,
    love Sarita xx

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  16. Hi!
    I know I have commented on this card before, but I just love it so much! I can not forget this design, it is so inspiring! I actually bought a Tim Holts stamp yesterday to copy it... I hope you don´t mind! Unfortunatly my stamp is not as cleam and simple as the one you used. I will have to get some of those at one point, but for now I´ll use my Tim Holtz one! Have you tried to use flocking powder on it? I´m picturing it like one of those tactile velvet wallpapers...

    Siri

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