Saturday, January 16, 2010

Making cards in my dreams

Have you ever woke up and could visualize a card you wanted to make?  I woke up and it was like I was dreaming.  I could totally visualize everything about this card, like I had already made it.  It was so real.  I decided to get up and just go make it.  It was probably the fastest I have ever made a card.  I knew the layout, the colors, the stamps, the embellishments, everything.  It was weird…and wonderful.  I wish every card was like that.  It normally takes me hours to make a card, half the battle is what I am going to do. 

Brenda bday 09 I started with a card base of Rustic Cream.  I stamped the image from In Bloom onto Pure Poppy in Versamark and embossed it with Transcendence embossing powder. I did the same with the leaves on Ripe Avocado.  I cut them all out with my detail scissors. I cut my rectangle of Spring Moss and rounded the corners on one side and tied Pure Poppy twill ribbon on the other.  I added a strip of In Bloom patterned paper over a strip of Pure Poppy that I had punched with an EK Success punch and adhered them to my card base. I stamped the flourish from Fancy Flourishes over the Spring Moss cardstock and onto the card base as well using Spring Moss ink.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Vintage Picnic in Ripe Avocado.

Brenda bday 09 inside

For the inside, I added a strip of In Bloom paper and stamped a smaller image from In Bloom in Spring Moss ink in the corner.  The sentiment is from Birthday Basics and is stamped in Pure Poppy. 

I had a blast making this card.   I just wish they could all be this easy. 

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps In Bloom, Fancy Flourishes, Birthday Basics, Vintage Picnic
Paper Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, In Bloom
Ink Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Versamark
Accessories Pure Poppy twill ribbon, transcendence embossing powder
Tools Corner Chomper, EK Success punch


Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Karen, this is just stunning. You have really great visions. This is just a lovely combination of stamps, paper and color.

Scrapping Julie said...

WOW! yes actually i have dreamed of cards or scrapbook layouts but unfortunately i have never gotten up and made one, then in the morning i had forgotten exactly what i had dreamed up. good for you for getting up and doing it!!!

Unknown said...

Hello...I just wanted to introduce myself..I'm Micki and I just joined the Designing DIVAS blog group. I am looking forward to reading your blog and getting to know you better. I loved your current post about your "dream" card. I hope you send it to someone very special...because it has got to be a special card!! Great story!

Payne Holler Cards said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous..oh please let me dream like this!!
hugs (:

specialcraftmom4 said...

This card is just stunning Karen!!!! I love the bold red and beautiful green in this card (: Great job!

Gina Lindsay said...

It turned out beautifully. I love the flourishes behind the flower. I have had time that I would get an idea to work with a certain stamp set and have it come together very quickly, but I have never woken up with one like that.

Dru said...

Very pretty and love the inside also!

JazzyH said...

I love when that happens.

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Karen!

blessings, maria

Cindy said...

Karen, What a beautiful card!!
I just love the layout you used!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who wakes up with a card idea occasionally! LOL I adore this card and hope you enter it in the PTI GSS contest!