Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NO INKING! Christmas Wreath

I wanted to see if I could do it. I wasn't sure I would be able to go through with it. But I did it. Or maybe I should say I didn't do it *okie thinks for a minute and decides she has managed to confuse herself once again*. I DIDN'T INK! I DIDN'T DOODLE! After years of compulsive inking I managed to make a clean line card.

I got the layout idea from the gallery at Splitcoast Stampers. I needed to use the striped paper because it is another sheet from the stamp club challenge and I will have to take it with me on Thursday night when Linda, aka LGuild, and I go to stamp club.

I cut a piece of white cardstock at 4 x 5.25 inches and then slide the top part of the cardstock into the bottom part of the Season's Greetings A2 Cuttlebug folder. I left approximately a 2 inch gap and then slid the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder at the bottom piece of the cardstock and then ran it through the Cuttlebug.

I cut the striped paper at 2 x 4 inches and then placed it on the blank part of the white mat I had embossed. And then just lined up the half piece of shadow frame with the top of the striped paper and then pop dotted my matted wreath on top of that.

The circle that the wreath is on is from George and the curvy frame and shadow are from Straight From The Nest. I only cut two of the maroon and then cut in them in half. This saved paper and since I was only using half it just made more sense.

I used the Cuttlebug Wreath cut and emboss set. For the bow I just cut some pieces slightly larger than the bow and cut then embossed, this way I didn't waste my marvelous mica paper!

I didn't think I could do it, but I did it and ya know what...I REALLY LIKE IT! So what do ya'll think of my clean line card?

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful card as usual. I've never used two different cuttlebug folders on the same piece of paper!

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  2. Love it Oakie. You did a gorgeous job!

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  3. Love it - it's simple yet beautiful! :)

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  4. I love it! I try to take your lead and do a little more inking on my cards, but honestly, I think sometimes they just look messy (when I do it). Just because your card has white paper and clean lines, it's still very detailed and pretty!

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  5. this is such a beautiful card ... I love the striped colors and how well they match with your focal image ... also using 2 different embossing folders adds such a pretty look, as well as great dimension and texture too.

    This is a card that puts a smile in my heart! LOVE IT!

    Hugz,
    Carol

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  6. Super cute card. Thanks for sharing it with us

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  7. Sometimes I think my cards are too clean and then I come to your blog for inspiration on inking and blinging, but I like this card... I would never pick it out of a "line up" as one of yours, but it's lovely ....
    It's nice to step outside of our comfort zone sometimes ...We never know when we'll discover our next "thing" ........

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  8. LOVE it Okie! It looks sooo elegant! Very Pretty! Makes me want to make one too! :o)

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  9. Beautiful! Love the dimensional look.
    Diania

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  10. Gorgeous!!! I love this card. I think I might lift the idea (hope thats ok).

    Doodledo

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  11. **as I wipe a tear away** I am so proud that you did this with NO INK!

    See, there is life without Chestnut Brown! LOL!

    That card turned out cute. Now I know why you want the rest of my striped challenge paper!

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  12. I can't believe you did it...and it looks great! TFS!

    Carol
    aka cyimbugbitten

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  13. Okie, this card is wonderful! I love it! I am not a card maker myself, I pretty much just scrap, but I love to look at your cards! You are so talented!

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  14. Love it! I have not seen the cut emboss wreath set, it's so pretty, I'll have to go shopping, TFS your beautiful work!

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  15. Very pretty card, and I loved the idea of mixing the embossing folders. You are just so clever!Thanks for giving us such nice ideas. BethAnn M.

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  16. Wow!! This card is really pretty!! Even w/ no inking!! lol

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  17. that is a beautiful card. love the clean lines and all! wonderful job!

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  18. You did do it and it is beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful card!!! :-) I love the wreath! Now I have to see if I can find the cuttlebug set for that!

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  20. You did an Awesome job on this. The card is Beautiful. No inking would be a real challenge for me, but I may have to try. Smooches...

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  21. Very elegant and beautiful! I personally like clean lines, probably because I haven't learned how to ink properly. My inked cards look like a mess!
    Kathryn

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  22. I think it is awesome!! Beautiful!!! :)

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  23. Okie, I love this card.
    That green paper for the wreath is so shiny. As is the red for the bow.
    sometimes you just don't need the inking.
    How did I miss this wreath. Is it new this year or am I just out of it.

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  24. Your card is beautiful! I do like the clean lines. I am a perpetual inker myself. I will have to make an effort to be clean! LOL God bless, Pamela

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  25. Okie, YOU ROCK! Your card is just awesome! Luv, luv, luv it! TFS!

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  26. Beautiful card. You always make me think outside the box! I have all the materials to do some really cool embossing, but almost never think to use them in my scrapbooking layouts (I'm not a card maker, but a lot of your card ideas can be transformed and used on page layouts). Thanks, as always, for keeping me inspired!

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  27. I love it Okie, it's looks great!

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  28. Okie,

    You did great!!! :) It is gorgeous...really elegant!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jennifer

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  29. Very attractive card...plenty of bling with the paper and embossing.

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