Sunday, February 21, 2010

One last challenge post before I go!

I have to go back to school tomorrow and between school, work, two onsite interviews in the next week, I just don't see much crafty time in my immediate future. Ok, really, I just don't have a good enough reason to make crafty time this week...yes, I'm still on about DT calls. :D I had a lot of fun making this card because anytime I use a manual eyelet setter the dog goes bonkers running around the basement! (I couldn't get my Big Bite to set the eyelets properly. :( ) Here's the scoop on this card it's for a couple of new challenges and another Get Sketchy Challenge.
I don't know what got into me, but I decided that the card needed to open a bit differently. It swings open by the metal brad in the upper left corner. This was initially going to be a birthday card with a donut in the middle but blue and green donuts didn't really look all that appealing. *yuck!* Instead I inked up my coffee set from Skipping Stones and played a bit with my blue embossing powder and glitter pen. I tried some distressing of sorts with a craft knife to change the look of the cup. I like how the cup turned out and I'm glad that the card looks good all together. However, I'm a little annoyed that I put two smudges on the card after spending  hours on the thing. Argh!

Paper - Solids from stash
Embellishments - Blue Sticky Ribbon thing from Michael's Clearance bin (but from an unmarked package)
Eyelets - K&Company
Stamps - Skipping Stones' Funny Coffee Vol. 1


  1. Oh what a fun card opening concept! :) Pretty hot! Love this card (and yeah smudges suck... if I'm really concerned I wash my hands every 15 minutes...haha....but you're also talking to someone who spent 4 hours on one card...stamping, restamping, recutting...)

  2. What a fabulous take on our sketch! thanks for playing at GS.

  3. Love how your card swings open...excellent and a coffee card too...gotta love coffee cards...thanks for playing with us at Get Sketchy!

  4. that's the coolest card with that swing panel. I also like that sentiment too. :-)

  5. This is fab - love it!
    Thanks for joining us over at CCT this week :D
    Hugs x

  6. Gorgeoous take on the sketch!
    thanks for playing!