Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Fun Question...Just Because...

Let's start today's post with a fun question...can you spot the "deception" in today's card?



Answer: It looks like any other rectangular card, doesn't it?  But it's not...it's a 5" x 5" square.  The open scalloped edges reduce the solid area of the card to 4"W x 5"H, and by adding a patterned paper with a vertical line, it gives the appearance of being rectangular, like any other card in that size.  Fun illusion, don't you think?

I added some paint, ink, and clear German glass glitter to the chipboard window and flower box, using foam tape to mount the flower box over the bottom of the window, allowing room to tuck in the branches and ferns, along with little pearl-centered mini flowers...



Finding that the patterned paper was exactly the same color as the base cardstock was a very happy accident, so to make the scalloped punched edges "pop" a bit more, I dry-brushed them with white paint...


And how could I have a card without lace and gems? Just can't, that's all...

Supplies:
Patterned papers: My Minds Eye Miss Caroline/Fiddlesticks collection
Dies: Spellbinders Classsic Scallop Edgeabilities and Insert A    
Punches: EK Success Double Crochet Lace; Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Hydrangea; Punch Bunch Large Fern;
Punch Bunch Ash Leaf
Chipboard window and flower box: Maya Road      Lace: TheFunkieJunkie.com      Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Pearls: Recollections      Hug Snug seam binding

Thanks so much for visiting today!

12 comments:

  1. I don't know what to say!!! It's magically! I love this card very much!!!

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  2. Another beautiful car. You never fail to make the most delightful cards.

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  3. ohhh...adoro mesmo ter encontrado seu blog...Que maravilha poder sempre ver suas pedras, rendas e maravilhas...

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  4. Oh how beautiful.. love the scalloped edges!!

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  5. Just adorable. Love the window and flower box.
    Anni

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  6. superbe création!
    bisous
    coco♥

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  7. Again a breathtaking card ! That window and flowerbox are a delight to look at , love the lace , it all comes together so well !
    Hugs , Rosa

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  8. Looks perfect to me lol!!!! LOVE your cards Kathy!

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  9. Oh, how pretty Kathy. Love the border, the fabulous layers... the embellishments are gorgeous!

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  10. I am so in love with this look, you make it look so beautiful
    I would love to learn to make just one of these, so many layers
    but it all works well

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