Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Joy Gift Card Holder

Well, when I make a mistake it's usually a whopper! I was going to re-do this one, but time ran out, so I decided to post it "as is" and maybe you can learn from my mistake.

The challenge for the gift card holder was posted by one of my favorite bloggers, Sharon Johnson at No Time To Stamp . If you haven't visited her blog you just MUST! Everything she does is with such style and elegance!

So....the mistake I made was that I adhered my designer paper to my cardstock, THEN folded the card. What WAS I thinking? See the wrinkled paper at the top of the fold? Grrrrrrrrrrr! Oh well...now we've ALL learned somthing. Actually, most of you would have probably thought of that.

The stamp is from Outlines, and is called Joy Ornament Square . Isn't that just the best and happiest stamp? It's a little different than my usual style, but different is good. Stepping out of our comfort zone helps us to stretch our abilities. (I always tell myself that!) LOL!

I stamped on white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. Then I stamped and embossed once again on red cardstock.

The stamped white panel was colored with Tombow markers, then cut out along the inner square, and layered on top of the stamped red panel. I added Green Geo Shapes Sparkler Stickers for a little bling and added dimension.

The white frame behind the stamped panel was cut and embossed with a Nestabilities square scalloped die. I put a small green square behind it for added interest.

I love the design of the gift card holder. It would also be perfect for checks or cash. Be sure to check out Sharon's challenge HERE .

Thanks so much for checking in tonight. Have a great evening, and be sure to stop in again tomorrow.


jackie said...

Love the card!! Even with your 'so-called' mistake...it photo's great! :-)

Joy to you!

Flossie's Follies said...

that is a fantastic stamp and love your card, did not even notice your "error" until you pointed it out.

Carol said...

you are too hard on yourself! I wouldn't have noticed the "mistake" had you not pointed it out! The bling is what attracted my eye! Love that little stamp and all the colors. There is so much to see with the coordinating papers too - who would even notice the wrinkled paper on top? The recipient will just be looking inside anyway;) What a great way to present a ho-hum ordinary gift card?! Gotta love this! TFS

Well Said Cards said...

This project turned out great! I've made that same mistake before. What I do is just take sandpaper to the edges, add some brown ink so it looks worn and voila! It looks like it's part of the design.

I would not have noticed it had you not pointed it out. I think it looks great!

Julia Stainton said...

This is darling! Love your card and the stamp!

SpAzzGiRL said...

This is great, crinkle or not!
The color is beautiful and the little added bling is perfect.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I loved this when I saw it on SCS and I never noticed the wrinkle -- isn't it just like all of us to feel the need to point out our mistakes!!! I think we all do it -- LOL!!! The good thing is - you WILL remember next time -- LOL!!! A wonderful job - I love it!!!