Friday, October 16, 2009

I Love a Clean Desk!

I am all caught up, have spent this entire week finishing up several projects that have been patiently awaiting my return.  I can't tell you how good I felt finishing those items AND finding my stampin' desktop clutter free once again.  As my children used to tell me many years ago ... "this is the bestest day ever"!

My now clean creative corner kept calling my name, finally luring me back into it's web ... to make yet another mess (just a slight mess this time).  I have always loved the look of those "pleated flowers" I have seen others make but honestly was quite intimidated to give it a try myself.  Thanks to a dear friend who incorporated this idea into a class project (which was one of those many things I needed to finish up!), I discovered how very simple these were and decided to try my hand at making one for a card. 

HAPPY HALLOWEENI started with the pleated flower, felt that the size and shape warranted a 5" square card for a change of pace.  It is matted with the exclusive Stampin' Up! Bigz Clear Scallop Square Die.  See that purple scalloped mat in the back???  That is made using 4 cuts from the same die, overlapping and adhering to make a wonderful mat for the original die cut.  I love it when an idea in my head works out the way I envisioned it! 

Card Recipe:
From the Crypt
Ink:  Versarmark
Paper:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Cast-A-Spell designer series paper
Accessories:  black embossing powder, mini glue dots, pop-up glue dots, Bigz Clear Scallop Square die, circle punch


Lorie said...

Oh, I love this! I have not been able to figure out how to make one of those flowers behave for me but you've done a fantastic job!

Cindy said...

Love it! I just used that DSP today, myself!

Holly (Hollylogic) said...

ooooo, that pleated flower gives that spider such POW!, like a scene from batman. . . . great card, Joyce!

STAMPIN4TK said...

Wonderful card!!

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