Here is my card for Eula, celebrating HER on her 110th birthday. She will be 110 years old on 9/14. What a milestone! :) The Teapotters have sent her cards for her 108th and 109th birthdays, and now for her 110th. We hope to celebrate with her for many more years to come. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET EULA!
RIBBON: My vintage seam binding is old but not dirty. The lighting of the scan doesn't show the true color which actually compliments the card quite nicely. Speaking of scan vs photograph ...
NEW MONITOR: I am glad I got a new monitor BUT I am not glad that my printer will not communicate with it when I put my picture disk in it! Until I can get that 'fixed' (hopefully this weekend), I have no other option but to scan my cards. Scanning is fine on cards that have no embellishments but when it is raised off the flat platform by the bulk of ribbon, buttons, rhinestones, etc., it often makes blurry or distorted images. I.E., "dirty" ribbon! Heehee! I can't wait for it to be fixed! :)
PTI HEXAGON DIE TIP: Everytime I have used my PTI hexagon die, I have painstakingly, individually placed every single hexagon and every outside edge piece. Sigh. Recently, on Nichole's blog, she showed cards made with their new diamond cutting plate, whereon she just used a solid color frame over a piece of printed paper (or vice-versa.) It looked good so I tried it on Eula's card. It was much easier and I think, looks pretty dang good. I'll use the black pieces on a card that I use multiple colors of hexagons/outside edge pieces. It's a win-win cause nothing goes to waste. So glad I saw this on Nichole's blog. :)
Stamps: Hampton Arts Solo from Mike's $1 bin (neat stamp, huh?), PTI (inside + envelope)
Paper: PTI white base, Walmart black c.s., PTI patterned paper, misc. white (tag + MFT fishtale stax inside)
Ink: SU, Memories, PTI (inside)
Accessories: PTI die + white rustic twine, MFT dies, vintage seam binding, ? stickers (tag), scor-tape, tombo glue, SU sponges
THANKS MUCH FOR LOOKING! Your time is valuable and I soooo appreciate your comments! :)
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 GMT Views: 935
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 6:42 PM
Gabby, a lovely card for Mrs. Eula!! Love that die and great bg paper color!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17602
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 9:06 PM
This is so bright and beautiful - worth all the extra work you put into it to celebrate Eula - she is a work of heart and her heart will love your card!
------------------------------ SUE aka GREENIE - Twisted Sistah Handmade cards because..No one displays an email on their mantle, or saves a FB post in a box of treasures! Nothing is impossible with God!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 86154
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 @ 1:07 AM
Ha - if I actually had a hexgaon die that would be a neat tip :D. Because I know what you mean by painstaking positioning!! In my case it's complicated by the fact that no matter how carefully I cut my template, my hexagons never end up as exact as they should, LOL.
That's a very rich, regal and special looking card.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 70621
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 @ 4:27 AM
Gabby, a wonderful b'day card for Eula. Your comment on your seam binding made me laugh....too funny. I know you would NEVER use dirty ribbon! : ) Love the idea of just putting the grid over DP....looks terrific....and MUCH faster! Eula will enjoy your card.