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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday Guest Designer for My Creative Time :)

I am so honored that Emma asked me to be her Guest Designer for this week for her website, My Creative Time!!! Emma is a really sweet lady and she also has a great and very expansive set of stamps on the market that she has created and designed, both sentiments and images and she also has her own line of dies now too!

Emma said that I could design any project using any of her stamp sets that I wanted to. I just got her Encouraging Quotes set in the mail last week and decided to get busy creating with it. As soon as I saw this sentiment the wheels were turning in my mind and I was envisioning a card with three scenes, one for the sun the moon and then the stars. I thought that it would be great to have a few constants in the scene and then change the sky color and sun, moon stars.

To make this happen I needed to make my very first long card. I made this card 9x4. It was just big enough for this! I cut each piece of sky at 2.75x2.75 and then the white mat they are on at 1/8th bigger. The trees were done at around 2 inches and the sun and moon around 1.5 inch. The stars are from a punch. The grass as well as the fence are Martha Stewart Border Punches.

I cut the trees from the Sweethearts cartridge but hid all the leaves that it wants to cut for it. I used my Memento and Staz-on inks to ink the sun, the trees and the grass. It does add more texture to it. I stamped the sentiment and matted it. the white strip along the bottom is about 7/8 of an inch and then I used my ribbon and this time I tied two knots because I wanted one on each side of the sentiment to tie everything together. I have never done that before but it looks pretty cool on a long card like this.

You could use this card for so many things, graduation, Best Wishes, Retirement, etc.

If you have never visited Emma please do so, she has lots of great videos and challenges and inspiration pretty much every single day, and she is super sweet and friendly. And if you have never checked out her stamp line head over there and do so, you won't be sorry. Some of her sets are like nothing else I have seen on the market, she has great customer service too! I have several of her sets of stamps now. My very favorite is her Inspiring Words and Inspiring Words Accents with the matching die! It is a fabulous set and so many possibilities of how to match the words together!

Thank you so much Emma for asking me to be a guest designer, I had a fabulous time making this card :)


My Creative Time said...

Hey Miss Christina,
Your card is just AMAZING my sweet friend! I just LOVE how you used my FAVORITE sentiment in this set! Thank you for being my Guest today on my blog! I really appreciate it!;)
Big Gypsy hugs,

Micia said...

Wow what a great card. I love the diffrent sky effect it really s cool to see. I like that you made it a "not so normal " size card.Thinkin outta the box ;) and i love the bows.How'd ya do that?

TyTynNiyasmom said...

This is soo creative!! I found your blog via Emma's. I am a new follower!


GlendaLea said...

Christina, I love this card! I too may have to try a 9x4 card!

Gail said...

ADORABLE card. Thanks so sharing. You are now bookmarked!!!!

Lisa said...

Awesome card, love the sentiment.

Paula Bee said...

What a fantastic card! I love the changing scenes...perfect for the sentiment!! :)

Cathryn said...

Beautiful card Christina!! I love the 3 scenes, awesome! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Kristin said...

Great card! The 3 scenes is creative! I love it:)

Glora said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!!! This is AMAZING. I love the three scenes. They are absolutely PERFECT for this sentiment. Beautiful job and congratulations on your guest designer spot! Hugs- Glora

teachU14 said...

Oh Christina, I love this card! Fantastic design :)

My Quilling Nest said...

Love your card Christina!!! Sorry been MIA but getting back into groove of things here.

Quilly Hugs,
Linda K.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card!

Kate said...

Love love this card Ms. Christina. Just Awesome.


becky50 said...

card is really pretty. You did a great job!

Georgette said...

Your card is just outstanding. Fantastic work.

christhedolllady said...

This is a fantastic card!

Linda said...

Absolutely wonderful!! I see why Emma chose you to be a guest designer! I'm now a follower!! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!! :)

Linda :)

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Diane said...

I love this card it is something different. I will be scraplifting this one.
Diane France

Cindy said...

WOW!! I love this card!! SO creative!!!
Have a fabulous day,

Live Love and Scrap said...

AWESOME card!!! One of your very best =)