Monday, July 27, 2009

The Card That Took All Day!

Bet you're thinking this is going to be the most intricate, technique-heavy, layered-up card I have ever shared. But, nope, it's pretty much my normal style.

I started by checking mojo monday at 8am and am just now finishing up at 3pm. And truth be told, the card took about 15-20 minutes if you add up all the times I actually went down there to work on it--one minute at a time!!

Since I still had the Animal Stories stamp set out from Saturday's card, I plucked the whale out and started from there.
  • colors: ruby red, bashful blue, whisper white, ballet blue

  • pattern paper is Stampin' Up!s designer series patterns in bashful blue

  • to emulate waves, I used the scallop edge punch along the bottom of the upper piece of pattern paper and layered a strip of bashful blue behind

  • the banner pulled by the whale is made with the new Modern Label punch and then I trimmed off one end with the Tag Corner punch

  • hemp twine is the "rope"

  • to insert the large grommets, I punched a hole with the 1/2" circle punch and then used the bone folder to lay down the tabs

I hope this gives you an idea of something you would like to make! Thanks so much for stopping by.



Donna MacDonald said...

This is a super cute card!

itsabrt said...

Tahsa I love the blues in your card and that whale is so cute great job on Mojo Mondays sketch! BR-T

Patti said...

Just adorable!

Liz Williams said...

Super cute card.

Rebecca said...

Don't you hate how some cards take way longer than they ever should! I love the blue and red together on this, though. And those grommets are a really cool touch! I haven't played with a Mojo Monday sketch in ages!

Sweet Momiji said...

Super cute!! I love that whale! And the colors are awesome! :)

Eugene said...

A whale of a card, Tasha! Lol. Love the color choice and humor. Got to get me a that stamp someday.
Cool cardin',