Saturday, September 17, 2011

Quick Phone book card

I wanted to try out my hand at making one of these flowers I had seen someone use and lets just say I still need some practice with the EK success punch but the top part of the flower I master (ok that was the easiest part but hey got to give myself some kudos!) I picked up a phone book at blockbusters because who uses these dinosaurs anymore! I just gut a small strip to go across the front (of course after I adhered it down I wished I would have used the white pages for it...well that is how i roll i do it and regret it)  Added the red for some color and used my white gell pen to make some little dots. I made the "pebble" out of a glass square I had and after glueing it down it discolored underneath because of the ink running but then I thought it looks cool and "vintage" that way. The center of the flower I used a fiskars scallop punch and punched several of them, popped a brad in the center and then one layer at a time just squished it up in the middle. Once all down just unsquish (very technical terms here) and fluffed it and inked the edges. I used a stamp from Emma's stamp set "favorite sayings" ( and dabbed a little perfect pearls on the edge and wallllah....a card i wished I would have done alittle once again i mastered what I always do.....rushing and not thinking it through. I'm working on that!


Annette Allen said...

very clever idea... love it..

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Deb!! I love the use of the phone book pages - how creative and fun! I am definitely going to scraplift that idea from you :) And I love looking at it and seeing seeing business and street names of Indy...I lived there a few years ago! And the flower is just gorgeous! What a great card :)