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!!
Posted by Pamela Smerker at 3:32 PM