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Monday, February 1, 2010

Always an {ippity} Monday to go Hippity Hoppity

Hi ya girlies!  I've been playing with different techniques lately...I'm sharing a card that I dry embossed on vellum and entered it into two challenges:

First, of course, the  {ippity} challenge IHHC8...to make a shaped card...so do ya think this card looks like a lampshade?
Second, the SCS featured stamper challenge FS156 BUTTERFLYEARS...to case something from Nichole's gallery, which I CASE'd her lampshade!   If you'd like you can take a look at her lampshade that I CASE'd here...I think her lampshade is fabulous!

I shaped the card to look like a lamp shade using my old scallop scissors for the top and bottom of the card; stamped the images with Staz-on on the front of the vellum, dry embossed the images from the back, and colored them with SU markers...it gave the color much softer tones when coloring from behind the images.  I didn't have enough pearls to place on the scallop edges, so I made them out of Moonlight Smooch:
From Unity Projects
Here's the inside of the card with a quick sentiment that says ' always...in my life'.  You can see how the dry embossing raised the images on the vellum for some cool texture:
From Unity Projects
Stamps: Unity {ippity} Because of You
C/S: Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Black Staz-On
Accessories: Moonlight Smooch, SU Markers: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, embossing tool, scallop scissors

If you would like to purchase this {ippity} Because of You set, you can purchase it from me HERE

Hope you have a great time taking in all the {ippity} goodness that everyone is sharing today!  Thanks for coming by!

29 comments:

JPScraps said...

Love the card! You did an awesome job.

JenMarie said...

Oh I LOVE this! Beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely beautiful card Jen!!! You are so creative! LOVE IT!

lynn said...

this is such a creative idea, jen!

Rose said...

WOW! Great idea! I love it!

Banu said...

WOW!!! Stunning card. Superb :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Wow--this is great--nice take on the shaped card! TFS!

Bogner's said...

Jen you are so stinkin FABULOUS! This lamp shaped card is amazing! I love how you colored the back of the Vellum to make the tones softer! Beautiful!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh wow this is beautiful Jen!!!

Andrea said...

very creative!! pretty!

Susan said...

You outdid yourself on rhis card! This is truly a unique and beautiful card.

Emily said...

Just fab, so delicate looking!

Kelly Landers said...

Wow Jen! As soon as I saw this I said that looks like a lampshade and lo and behold it is supposed too!! I love the technique you used on the vellum!! It looks amazing!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Gosh, your card is awesome. Luv how you used the vellum.

Lisa H. said...

soooo gorgeous! love the embossing on the vellum!

Rona said...

great card! btw I love coming to your blog for your cards but the things to ponder at the bottom always crack me up!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW, way to put your thinking cap of for this card. I have a hard time coming up with new ways to use the same stamp. I LOVE THIS :)

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Adorable! You are always right on the cutting edge. Darling card!
~ky

Robynccgirl said...

Great card! It most definitely looks like a lampshade. Great job!

Angie Blom said...

wow this is stunning, I love the lampshade shape.. you ROCKED this !!

Gardner's Basket said...

Very creative!! I wish my lamps were that pretty.!!

Chrissy said...

really neat idea for a shape card!

Gwen said...

This card is awesome, oh so pretty! Fabulous job,Jen!

Elisabeth said...

What a sweet idea, lovely work on this!

Katy said...

your card turned out gorgeous! love the lamp shade!

Eryn said...

Amazingly BEAUTIFUL!

Marcy H. said...

Very Pretty!! Awesome!!!

dclouser said...

Such a beautiful card! Would love to case it.