Tuesday, April 24, 2007

bad, bad me





haven't done anything in 2 weeks except be lazy and worry about housework. Not that I did any mind you but I worried about it.

Meanwhile I had this swap to do for one of the groups I'm on for a Rolodex card swap. This is the 2nd installment for this swap but I missed the 1st and decided there was no way I was going to miss this one. so, in order to justify play time, I cleaned my windows on Sunday and Monday, I did laundry and cleaned the bathroom, not my favourite job in this house of 3 males and 1 female. LOL

Back to the swap, we were to decorate a 2.25 x 4" Rolodex card with a quotation and some kind of decoration, with flat embellies if we used them, and the back was to have some sort of decoration as well as all our pertinent info. We each had to do 22 cards. The above are what I came up with. Because the cards were plain white and rather flimsy, I adhered them to some gorgeous K & Company paper, cut them out, stamped the sentiment "The best and most beautiful things cannot b seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller" in Versamark and embossed with gold e.p.. I punched out the large flower from dark patterned paper and the small out of gold mirror card and adhered them to the front. Distressed the edges with Chesnut pigment ink from Colorbox Hordes of Gourds Petal Point ink pad. On the back, I stamped the bouquet in Stone Shadow ink and the saying in Charcoal chalk ink, leaving the space on hte right for my info and distressed those edges with the charcoal chalk ink. TMI? - sorry! LOL

5 comments:

nancy said...

Wonderful cards; I love the shades of brown and a great quote. You'll be happy to be receiving the other cards. peace

Esther said...

Oo more unusual swaps going on in the world of blogging. lovely, and good on ya for no housework but crafting instead! Also... thought you might be up for a laugh - SO I TAG YOU! please see my blog for details

Kelly said...

Oh, these are lovely! 22 though... wow you must have had fun!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are just lovely! they have a vintage look to them!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Now how cool are these!!!..never heard of one of these swaps before, but it's a great idea, Lovely work Mary-Beth.. beautiful choice of colours..