Friday, October 23, 2009

AND I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE BREAKFAST YET!

LOL! Can you believe it? I made a card (completed) before breakfast. I know, I know, it is a simple card. But that was the point. I was bloghopping this morning as I was going through my email and I came across this challenge on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog, who have a challenge to make a CAS card. So I decided to make it right away.


The card is quite simple. The detail I like about it is the oval in the middle of the cuttlebugged paper. I cannot take credit for this. It is something I learned from my friend Kerry. Kerry learned this from her friend Patty. But here is the way it is done. You need an oval negative to achieve this. I used a paper frame I found at the dollar store. I separated the front from the back of the frame. For my cuttlebug sandwich I used the A plate, added the cuttlebug folder with paper and then the oval negative over it placed on the spot where you don't want the cuttlebug folder to show, and last the C plate.
This is how it worked for me as the oval negative is quite thick. You can probably find different ways to do this. Kerry used 2 layers of cardstock out of which she had cut the oval. Patty used a wooden frame.

Thank you for dropping by!

15 comments:

sandyh50 said...

This is so beautiful! How did you get the white space in the middle to stamp your image? I recognize the swirl embossing folder on the outside. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

Adorable! This is one of my favorite Tildas!

Lauren

Brenda said...

OK, that is an amazing trick. You used the same image I used. Love the card. thanks for sharing how to get the oval!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

She's just beautiful & so elegant--the embossing really makes her pop! Thanks for joining in on the challenge w/ us!

hugz,
Suzanne

Tina said...

Very cute card!!I love the embossing..

Tina said...

Very cute card!!I love the embossing..

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! Now this is absolutely STUNNING!! I love it and I think that embossing in the background is just perfect with this!! ;) I so want to do this too!! HUGS

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love your card! It's simple but very very pretty! I'm going to just have to try that technique. Thanks for sharing!
Huggies ~
Sharron

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Rosella!! Tilda is gorgeous and the white embossing is so lovely! Great card and thanks for joining us on the challenge! hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Simply gorgeous! Thanks for the tip on how to get the oval blank shape in the center. The embosssing is a perfect solution to keeping a card Clean and Simple. Love it...

Jacque said...

She is just lovely!!!! Your embossing is so pretty and the splash of red is just gorgeous....Beautiful job...Hugs..Jacque

Pen to Paper said...

She's in a winter wonderland! What a pretty card. Simple yet very sweet. Congrats!

Jackie

Kerry D-C said...

oooooh! aaaaaaaah! so pretty! FANTASTIC CAS card!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awwwww.....she is so sweet!

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty cozy & delightful!
Hugs,
Cabio