Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Home

Man, I can't believe it's been over two weeks since my last post.  I've been busy making cards to submit to magazines, which means I can't post them.  However, fate was calling my name this weekend.  I had to make a card for a housewarming, and, shazam!, the One Layer Wonder challenge this week was for a new home card using at least two ink colors.  After some trial and error (and smudges from inky fingers), this is what I created:
It's a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 with the top cut into a roof.  The mailbox is from Unity's Hodgepodge of Happiness, the sentiment from PTI's Enjoy the Ride, and the tree from PTI's Out on a Limb.  I had the hardest time figuring out where to put those tree limbs--I should have put the first one down a little bit so I had more room for the top one, but this was the second version of the card and the party time was quickly approaching. The bricks are super easy to make-score horizontally every 1/2 inch, then go back and score 1/2 inch apart vertically, skipping every other row.

I taught my last lesson on Thursday--yippee!  Now it's just review and a couple tests.  Then I'm going to stamp, stamp, stamp like a baby ant and blog, blog, blog like a baby dog!

21 comments:

~amy~ said...

This is simply a-dorable...love the scoring...brilliant!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Meg, Your card is just brilliant, I love the brick embossing and all the stamps fit just perfectly, great job:0) xxx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Meg. I just LOVE your card. Brillian brickmaking! The branches are placed well - not to worry. I love it!

Jenny said...

What a fab card, so creative. Love the brickwork and the branches look great positioning :)
We say Murphy's Law here too, just depends how frustrated you are I guess :)
Jenny x

Sue from Oregon said...

A great card Meg!

Folly said...

Oh wow, Meg! I love this card. The embossing is great and I like the positioning of the branches.
Michelle.

Susan said...

Meg, this is just as cute as can be!! I love the branches...and the mailbox is adorable! Love the brick wall too!

Carla said...

it's great

Angela said...

Welcome back to blogland (not that I'm doing much better...).

Love your happy house! The bricks are super-cool, and I love that cheery mailbox! I'm sure the recipients loved it.

Lynn said...

Hi there, great brickbuilding and shaping of your card - the images are super. Lynn x

kingstonmama said...

I love your house! The brickwork is wonderful. I thought it was an embossing folder, but I can see how you used the scoring board to do it. The images you've stamped finish it off perfectly!

Marlena M. said...

I love this!!!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

LOVIN' IT!!!! Absolutely LOVE the brick background!!! Everything about this is perfect!!
Good luck with your submission cards!!! Magazines would be STOOPID (yes...spelled that way on purpose) NOT to pick your cards!!!!

Hope all is well!
Maria

Lindsey said...

What a perfect housewarming card! I think the branches are just fine where they are. And look! An embossed-front card even non-machine-owning me could do! Love it.
Have fun reviewing and test-setting! Probably not so much fun marking, but it's almost over!!!

Lisa A. said...

What a cool and very pretty card...how creative!! Thanks for letting us know how you made the bricks...wonderful card:)!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Welcome back, genius! This is sooo amazing and totally publish-worthy. Maybe another version? ;) I really love this scored brick idea for a house-warming. In fact, I hope you have a reason to send me one soon! :O

Cath said...

Fun card, Meg! I love the bricks on the house! :)

Jocelyn said...

Holy cow, Meg! The bricks are genius! I love everything about this card....it is amazing! Good luck with the pub calls :)

Karin said...

Fab creative card! Love the house shape and the embossed bricks :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

The brick scoring looks terrific! Best of luck with your publications!
~Meredith

Jennifer Styles said...

Absolutely fabulous card! Love the shape, love the bricks, just delightful!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW53!