Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fan-tastic!

Hi all! A while back, Gina K held a secret swap. The cool thing was, all you needed to do was just swap one card - that was it. You had no idea who would be giving you a card... until it arrived in the mail! Well, this was the card I made for my secret swapper. It was using Rupa Shevde's set Many Happy Returns from Gina K. Designs. I think the set is just too fun!

To make the card, I used the Abstract set from Spellbinders, and then I paper pieced the fan so that my "fan blades" were silver. I cut the fan out and then added a silver hot fix nail head in the center. Layer it on some metallic patterned paper and a piece of paper that I ran through my Wizard with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, add a tag, some ribbon and you are done! The tag is actually just a 1-1/4" circle punch that I punched a smaller hole at the top. Nothing to it!

This next week brings lots of excitement over here at my place! What's coming up? Only three new sets being released by Flourishes, three new colors of Shimmerz Paints perfect for fall, a new Friday Stamp Simply Challenge and who could forget - every 15th of the month you'll find a brand new Y.ou K.now Y.ou R.ock challenge to get those creative juices flowing! So, stick around for a busy and fun week! Sneak peaks for Flourishes start tomorrow!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

14 comments:

tyrymom29 said...

WOW, this card is F-A-Ntastic ...Love it !!! It looks amazing!!!

Lovely gd. Cee said...

wooooo blown away!

just way too cute! i love the embossed slanted square... gives the idea of being blown away. the blades: what a smart idea.... it makes it look too real:)

The Rubber Maid said...

Very cute card and the phrase going along with it...fun. I better look into one of those dotted swiss folders as buying the paper can add up. Hope your weekend has been great. Mom

Janine said...

Just beautiful Julie!!
Have a great day!

Katie Skiff said...

Oh my gosh...that is the coolest card! WOW!! I love the fan, and the nesties make it look even more retro! WTG!

Ethel Amutan said...

Wowzers! LOVE that abstract die set! Love the shimmer paper, also; and the Swiss dots! What a knock-out card all around!

Diane said...

Super cute Julie!!!

paylin said...

This is a lovely card, those colour are great and I love your stamp for the layout.

Well just to drop by to say " hello " takecare and have a great day

Regards,
x

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Totally adorable, Julie!! Love the gray and blue and those cute little fan blades!!! Fun!!!

denise g. said...

COOOL card! The colors and all of the little details are fantastic, just like you!

NancyK said...

This is just so cute! Love how you made the fan 3-d!! What a great card to receive!

Deb Neerman said...

Hey, Jewels, this card is sooooo ... wait for it ....

Cool!

Love the color combination too ... you rock!

Donelle U said...

I love this card and the abstract shape is cool - is that a retired or not-yet-released die? I looked around and did not see anything like it. Great work!

Anne said...

This is positively gorgeous. Absolutely stunning. Love, love, LOVE this card!