Sunday, September 9, 2012

MAXI FUN TO MAKE A MINI

Penny Black is having a weekend challenge--yah!  Even better--I figured out what I wanted to do & finished it in plenty of time--well, it did mean staying up late last night since I had vacation laundry & pruning roses to get done before I could start on it.  I'm happy with the results & that's always a plus.  The challenge is to make a mini card.  Decided to see if I could do basically the same thing I would for a regular size card but in miniature.  I love layering big flowers, so started by stamping the 3 little ones in the "sentiments" clear set on PB mix & match cardstock in Memento Elderberry.
(I love Elizabeth Allan's TIP/HINT section of her posts, so thought I'd give you one today:  Do not stamp wearing your favorite white jeans!  That's the other reason I was up late making this card--LOL!)
I added a touch of Stickles to the ends of the petals & then stacked them on top of each other using foam tape.  Next I found my old wood block PB "mini leaves" & stamped them twice on mix & match cardstock using Memento Teal Zeal & added Stickles to their centers.  It was fun to actually use the 2 smallest dies in the Spellbinders Lacey Circles set to cut the same cardstock.  I tried several stamps for the background & discovered a small bold stamp detracted from the flowers, but these lines made of tiny dots from the "salutations" set was just right.  I stamped them in each ink color--very easy since the rows are far enough apart to stamp in between with the second color.  The sentiment is from that set also.  The scallop punch is Fiskars.  The edges were all inked & then the pieces were attached to the 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" mini card--Twinchie Plus.  Added the tiny gems & it was done.  I loved this challenge--first mini card I've ever made.  Have to say, trimming out the tiny leaves & flowers did take awhile, but it was worth it.  Elizabeth had a great tip for how to mail mini cards: "Tip/Hint: Create a pocket in a rectangular envelope with adhesive applied to the inside left and right envelope edges to prevent the shifting of a smaller size card."
Thanks so much for coming by & leaving me a comment. Wishing you a great, crafty week.
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10 comments:

  1. Lovely card Greta, I hope you didn't get ink on your white jeans, I got ink on a favorite top once and had to stamp and colour over it to cover up the splodge. Thank you for visiting my blog and for sharing about my giveaway.

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  2. Your layered flower is beautiful!! The whole card is a miniature delight! Hope you got the ink out of your white pants:). Sometimes I wear an old apron when I'm stamping and am too lazy to change my clothes!

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  3. Greta, what a BEAUTIFUL mini card! I love all the layers and sweet details. Aren't mini cards SO fun to make? You did a great job!

    What a great "tip" you've given us. Hope all worked out OK for you!

    -Have a wonderful week!

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  4. oooooooooo! That's such a beauty, Greta! I just love those colors. So fresh!!

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  5. Gorgeous little card Greta. Love the leaves hanging off the size, and both your tips.... I've got myself a pink apron that, if I remember, I wear. Definitely NO white pants as I'm sure ink would certainly find it's way onto them!

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  6. Hello Greta
    You have created a beautiful mini card, I bet it looks more delightful in real life. Your Analogous colour scheme is harmonious and pleasing to the eye, I also like how you have placed your leaves off the edge.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  7. Greta I loved hearing your tip about white pants!!! The dimension of this design explodes off the card...LOVE IT!!

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  8. Lovely card with all the layering and the colours are beautifully matched, Greta! Love how you put the leaves off side!

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  9. beautiful little card, greta!! the layering is amazing!

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