Monday Monday. Again again. Hmm. It’s no wonder that wasn’t the song lyric…
This morning, my card share is so easy and so simple. And when something is this simple and easy to do, one needs to execute it perfectly. Or – since there’s no such thing as “perfect” (well, except for the Fifth Element, of course!), as close to perfect as we mere mortals can achieve. Which…sometimes makes it nearly impossible to do at all!
About a 1000 years ago, before color tv and….gasp!….cell phones…I rode American Saddlebred horses. I thought they were the most beautiful thing on the planet. Still do! Anyway – I rode Saddleseat Equitation – and when we’d go to horse shows, the competition was about the rider – not the horse. At that time – and probably still, even though she’s gone to the great show ring in the sky – the acknowledged Queen of Saddleseat Equitation was Helen Crabtree.
In her book, she told of one of the thousands of riders she judged at horse shows who, when directed to approach her and tell her what she planned to do (everyone had to go execute a maneuver – all by themselves – at one end of the arena) trotted up (on her perfectly trained, $10,000 horse, heels perfectly down, chin up, hands in the exact right position) and informed the judge that she was going to…
“…go to the end of the arena and execate a figure oot.” 😉
Of course she meant execute a figure eight. One of the most simple and straightforward of the possible maneuvers. The poor kid was no doubt trying to speak past the cotton mouth nerves of being the center of attention in the giant arena.
And no – that wasn’t me!
Why tell this story? Cuz…this card today is the card equivalent of a figure eight at the end of the arena. The biggest difference is that this isn’t impossible to do at all – it’s super easy! It calls on Vintage Leaves, the Petal Burst TIEF, and the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. Very Vanilla and Night of Navy. A little copper. And that’s it.
Simple. Elegant. Take a look-see:
This one worked along with two challenges. The first, which drove the design, was a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. Challenge #256:
And I played with the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge #363:
I started with a Very Vanilla panel that I ran thru the Big Shot in my Petal Burst TIEF. Then I matted that on Very Vanilla for the card front.
The banner is also embossed in the Petal Burst TIEF. For it and its Very Vanilla mat, I cut a banner end by cutting it with my Paper Snip Scissors. I SNAILd them together and then SNAILd them to the card front.
The leaf, from Vintage Leaves, was stamped in Versamark on Very Vanilla, and heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I cut it out with the matching die in the Leaflets Framelits set.
I adhered the Copper leaf with Liquid Glue to the card front, and then adhered the sentiment over that.
On the inside, I repeated the Very Vanilla on Very Vanilla matting, and added another of the Vintage Leaves in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the bottom corner.
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another of the Copper-embossed Vintage Leaves on the front…
Et Voila! I’m sure it’s not perfect (since I am far from the Fifth Element/Milla Jovovich!), but I really like how it turned out. The Night of Navy and Copper go together perfectly and the Petal Burst embossing adds texture and interest to an otherwise plain expanse of Very Vanilla. I think this one would work for Christmas, or Easter, or even as a sympathy card. Hope you like!
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CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Christmas Greetings sentiment die cut (x3)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 4 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for embossed banner); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (embossed banner)
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