Friday, January 11, 2008

That's a wrap!



Hello all! More stuff today from Impression Obsession!

There is a story behind this card though! A few weeks before Christmas, my DH and I actually had a "shopping date" to finish up buying Christmas presents. Well, we were at Target and I saw the prettiest paper there---wrapping paper that is! I looked at him and said, "Oh, this could make the prettiest card." He looked at me as if to say "What?" but we just walked away.

Well... Christmas morning comes and what are all my presents wrapped in? This paper! I just cracked up. He said.. "We have the rest of a roll. Do you want me to put it in your craft room?" Funny and sweet man! Did he even have to ask? :-)

So, this card was made with - you guessed it - wrapping paper!

I stamped the heart flourish using a bronze embossing powder and colored it with watercolor pencils. It was a shape I cut out by using my Wizards Nesabilities rectangle die. The mat is the scalloped rectangle that, after cutting it out, I added some "rub-on" copper. You know the stuff that comes in a little pot that you can smooth on with your finger or a cotton ball? I edged my red card stock mat with Versamark and then dipped it in the same embossing powder as my scroll to set that corner off a bit more. I added the wrapping paper triangle, tied a satin bow, matted it on my main card base and then set the image off to the right top. DONE!

So earlier this week I used a paper bag to make a card. Today, it was wrapping paper! What's next??!!?? Who knows!!

Here's a close up of the flourish...


T.G.I.F.!!! Hope you have a great one!

9 comments:

The Rubber Maid said...

Very elegant and the paper is of course very pretty and was put to good use. Another job well done DD.
No surprise. MOM

Chris said...

Julie,
you are just too much!! I love your card. Using wrapping paper how fun it that. I don't emboss very much, just not very good at it. I love stopping by everyday to see what you have created.

tyrymom29 said...

very pretty!!!!

KayellWY said...

Julie,

Lucky you for getting a man who actually listens to you! LOL! You've created another absolutely GORGEOUS card!! What great inspiration! Love those stamps!

Karen

Ann said...

Beautiful card. I saved some wrapping paper this year, too.

Jamie Martin said...

What a sweet husband you have! The card is beautiful :)

SBS-5

Janine said...

Well you are the best user of wierd and wonderful things for cards. Love your creations.
Have a great weekend...

Penny said...

All your new IO cards are sweet and colourful! I love what you have made with this flourish embossed - gorgeous!

Hope said...

How funny! The card is beautiful.