Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MMSC59 A New Type of Card For Me...and It's About Time!!

Welcome to my blog.  I have a special card to share with you today.
I have had this idea brewing around in my head for probably around two years now on how to make my cards more friendly to all my bulky embellishments, yet I never gave it a try until now.  It occured to me at Christmas time around two Christmases ago that my cards were becoming far too heavily embellished on the inside to look very graceful when they are closed....actually, they really didn't close, and I hated the way they looked like that as well as having difficulty fitting them into their envelopes properly, so as I pondered a solution to this problem,  I never gave it life until now.....  I have posted many pictures for you to see the difference in the way this card lays with a fully embellished inside with some very bulky roses.  It looks just beautiful compared to the way the cards used to pop up in the front when I did this before.   Now, don't ask me what took me so long to finally make this kind of a card.  I guess I just don't always think ahead when I am creating.  I do love the result though, and I know that I will be doing this again for my bulky cards.   I hope that maybe this may help some of you that may have shared this same headache if you enjoy fancying up your card insides too. 

Now, onto the details of this card:
I don't know if you have heard the news or not, but my good friend Priscilla of Priscillastyles has a great group on her new site here, and there is also an opportunity to get in on some freebie digis from some really awesome artists.  I found this one over there, and of course with that adorable kitty on it had won my heart.  I just had to make a card with that image.  This particular digi is from Karen's Doodles.  Thank you Karen's Doodles for this super cute image!!

I know that most of you already know that I have a passion for pinks, and I really took advantage of that on this card.  I so love those beautiful pearl flourishes with the pink roses on them.  The flourishes as well as the flowers for this card came from McMahon Five Designs...one of my FAVORITE places to shop!!

Don't you love how beautifully that this card lays when flat?

Thanks for visiting me for a spell today, and I hope you enjoyed your stay.  Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my new style of card.  I had so much fun making this one.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Some challenges for this card:

Bee Crafty:  Pink n Girly
Caardvarks: embossing
Charisma: Bling
La La Land: embossing
City Crafter: Pink, Purple and Pearls
Totally Gorjuss: Sugar and Spice
Bunny Zoes: Nice and Girly



Unknown said...

great idea! your card is beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful! Love those pearls, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! Be sure to check out our sponsor www.alittlescrappy.etsy.com for your crafting needs.

pam124 said...

Okay, Carolyn, I'm speechless on your take of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. This is so STUNNING, I'm at a loss for words. Every detail from the front to the inside of the card is drop dead GORGEOUS!! Your image is adorable and LOVE your flowers and pearl swirls, not to mention that bottom border punching.

Wow, what a treat you've given us this week Carolyn. I truly hope you can join in on the fun again next week!


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carolyn this is one awesome creation a true beauty and what a fabulous idea must admit it does look much better when the cards don't keep popping up brilliant idea and thank you for sharing not only this stunning card but a fab idea.
Lorraine x

Faye said...

This card is just beautiful, super pretty. Your attention to detail is amazing. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

loz said...

Absolutely STUNNING card Carolyn. I love the idea for your card and now I will be able to put embellishments on the inside of my cards..Hugs...Loz

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, I'm so glad to have a few extra moments to stop by and visit! Your card is STUNNING! Love the pink and femininity...gorgeous!

Unknown said...

beautiful card, love everything about it . Thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn it was so wonderful to see you beautiful card pop up in the gallery. This image is so darling, I have to agree and you have made it so beautiful with your special touches. You can still really work your magic on the sketches!!! What a great idea with this new fold card. It is simply ingenious! Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Michelle's Daydreams said...

This is beautiful Carolyn... I love the new twist you've created for these heavily embellished cards. Your style is wonderful and beautiful and all your own my friend. :) Just an awesome take on the sketch too. :) Michelle

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

WOW. WOW. WOW. I think everyone one else said the rest. Perfection. Hugs, Jane

cnelson said...

just as cute as cute can be!! LOVE it!! thank you for playing along at CCCB!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is really wunderful
you have did a great job, I love all the details.
this is very beautiful

greetings from karin

Sue McMahon said...

Wow! This is girly and beautiful! Tons of beautiful bling! Great idea for accommodating the inside embellishments too!

Unknown said...

How beautiful, You are so clever, I love that fold... Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!


Unknown said...

How beautiful, You are so clever, I love that fold... Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!


Gunn (MsPlum) said...

You are so clever! Why don't I ever think of something like this...?

Your card is so beautiful! The soft pink is so pretty and the image is just adorable. Love your embellishments!


Lovely Linda said...

Awwww A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! Totally adorable! You are so clever with the fold - your card looks fabulous and so flat - I am sure you have inspired lots of stampers with this! Love that image and all of your gorgeous details - totally adorable! It is lovely to see you Carolyn - we miss you! It is great to have you with us at this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch challenge, we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}

Mina said...

wow Carolyn what a stunner, great idea for the space too...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous, fabulous, amazing.. love it and love the new style...I bet it works much better. Neat wallpaper on your blog too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with the DT team, viewers and players of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. We are thrilled each week to see such wonderful entries in our challenges and I want to personally thank you for joining in the fun.

Deb said...

Stunning!I love the way you embellish inside and out.

Christina C. said...

Wow...your work is amazing. This card couldn't be any cuter! Simply STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, you know how much I love your pretty creations and this one is no exception. The soft pink is just gorgeous and the kitty too...two of my fav things! You've done a wonderful job with thickening the card so that the inside and outside lay nicely together. Beautiful work as always. Hope everything is good with you and the family.


Jessica G. said...

Perfect fold to keep the lovely details of this card safe! Sweet image and gorgeous embellishments complete the precious feel of this card!!

Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again next week!
Jessica, MMSC DT

Sylvia said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am up late enjoying your music as well! What a lovely blog you have!

Tracy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and yes, your new style idea works perfectly! Congrats on your pick as Spotlight Artist at City Crafter!

3treescreations@gmail.com said...

Wowzers! This is just beautiful! Love the layers, flowers, colors.. I could go on! Thanks for playing at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)