Saturday, July 07, 2012

New Digs

So I just received a belated birthday gift from my hubby ... he did some on-line shopping at Simon Says (they have a "Wish List" option that I fill out whenever I can ... takes the guess work out for DH).  It came the other day and I finally got a chance late yesterday to make a card.  I just love my new Paper Smooches stamp sets ... these are the first that I own.

I debated whether or not I should post this card because it's for my youngest, Jeremy.  He's planning on moving out in the next few months and I couldn't resist using the Vogue Abode set to make a card for his "new digs".   I don't think he actually looks at my blog ... why would he?? ... he's still living at home and looks at all my cards in real life, so no need to check out the blog - at least I hope.  I don't want him to see this card until he gets it IRL :)

If you know Jeremy, you will appreciate that this card is truly meant for him.  It's his style, his colors ... and I was gleefully squealing when I added the art piece above the couch.  Jer just bought three canvasses (rectangles, not hexagons) to paint a  graphical, abstract art piece for his new place.  And his colors ... green and blue (of course).

This card is also to honor Angela (Arizona Maine on SCS) as Queen for the Day (QFTD120).  Angela has an amazing style ... I just love her cards.  I wanted to honor her by CASE'ing this beauty.  Hope you like.

"New Digs for Jeremy" 

Stamps:  Vogue Abode (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White cardstock (C.C. Designs); Early Espresso Striped DP (SU!); Turquoise DP (unknown)
Ink:  Early Espresso, River Rock, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  silver pen, glue, and dimensionals

I stamped the rug, couch, bookcase, art piece and finally the sentiment - all in Early Espresso ink.  I colored in the vases and books on the bookcase using Stampin' Write markers.  I stamped the couch a second time onto Early Espresso Striped DP, cut it out, and glued it on top of my stamped image (paper piecing).  I stamped the couch image again onto the Turquoise DP, making sure the pillow was in a solid piece of Turquoise.  I cut it out, colored in the button and tassles with a silver pen, and added it on top of the couch, popping it up with dimensionals.  I colored in the frame of the couch with a silver pen.  I stamped the art piece a second time onto the Turquoise DP, cut it out and glued it on top of my stamped image.

I added a piece of Turquoise DP to the top and one to the bottom inside panel.

Such a fun and easy card to make.  I love paper piecing!!  And I think Jer will love this card ...


June K said...

Such a cool card, Loll.

shirley-bee said...

That's a great, funky card for a young 'un flying the nest, Loll. I'm sure your son will be thrilled with it.