Wednesday, July 23, 2008

THE 6 hour card


OK so I am not absolutely positive that this card took me 6 hours to make, but with all of the steps it must of. I know it took me a good half hour to just to get the shape cut the way I wanted. Then I went through two cards just stamping patterns to see what I liked best which was another hour and a half. Since I used Chocolate Chip Craft ink I had to emboss each stamped image individually so that I wouldn't smear it when I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line each little stamp up. I also took the time to measure and mark the centers of everything, which I never do. After I stamped half of the images I took a break, (my neck was killing me from looking down) I colored some Crystal Effects with Creamy Caramel re-inker and covered the white pearls and all of the flowers in hopes of making them look like candy. This took a good couple of hours to dry. I then finished stamping and embossing and decided to add what was left of the CE "glaze" to the card itself to make it appear as though glaze was dripping from each layer. Had to wait for that to dry. When all was dry I punched holes in the flowers and added rivets then a dimensional to the back of each and attached to the card. I had to put them on and take them off several times to get them spaced enough since I had only made so many. Finally added each pearl, made a candle and wrapped a ribbon around it. Why would I take so much time on a card, well I was planning on this being my entry for PC Gallery Idol "monochromatic" round 2, but after it was all done thought it was too much. One of those ideas I had in my head but didn't quite turn out how I had envisioned it. OH well! I actually made three cards for the round 2 and in the end decided to go with the green card. Of course after I turned my green card in I started second guessing myself...well its done and we will see if it was good enough for me to make it to round 3, fingers crossed.
Maybe tomorrow I will show you my 3rd card, the 3 hour cupcake..tee hee!!

9 comments:

Jenny Mick said...

Wow!! Beautiful card!!! You have ALOT of patience!!

Lisa_in_AR said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!

catdidit said...

Even thought this is a GORgeous card, I still think you went with the right one, the green one. I love all the details you have put into this, I'm a detail person, most of the time, so it always takes me FORever to make a card!

Dawn said...

Great card! Love all the chocolate :)
Hugs
Dawn

Kim Gasper said...

OMGosh! This card looks good enough to eat! This is such a delicious looking card. It's gorgeous. I bet it's even more AMAZING in real life! Your talent is so incredible and inspiring! WOW!

Jenniwren32 said...

OMG!!!!....This card is AWESOME!

Barefootstamper said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! You tied with yourself for Card of the Week -- this card ROCKS OUT LOUD!

You can check out the original post at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/07/card-of-the-w-7.html.

I did pull a picture off your site to show your work, and included links to this post and the blog itself. Please let me know if that's OK.

If you'd like an "I was featured on Card of the Week" badge, please email me at susanna.boyd@gmail.com and I'll take care of it.

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Tejal said...

holey smokes!!! that is one rockin card...

Donna said...

WOWZA! you have a lot of patience, this is FABULOUS with all the details, dripping ganache - looks yummy