Friday, December 16, 2011

My card got run over by a reindeer.....

I knew that title would get your attention!   One thing I like about this time of year is how quickly my work day goes from absolutely crazy busy one around and lots of cancelled meetings.  I took a half hour at lunch today to make a card and it was a nice break!

I was inspired by The Friday Mashup Challenge, Chip off the old block.  and a Mojo Monday sketch for additional inspiration.

Chipboard and/or distressing....two things that are definitely WAY outside my comfort zone! and the distressing made me think of my card being run over by a reindeer!   So I struck while the inspiration was hot, so to speak...

The butterflies are cut out of chipboard and the Well Worn DSP.  I attached the DSP to the chipboard with adhesive sheets before I put it through the Big Shot. After that, I distressed a bit with Not Quite Navy ink and sanded the edges.    The other DSP is all from the Well Worn DSP set, distressed along the edges with the edging tool and inked a bit.  I made the flower by threading and gathering the crochet lace.

I also used my crimper on one piece of DSP to add a little more texture.  No Christmas  in this card at all!!

stamp:  Perfectly Penned
cardstock:  Well Worn, Not Quite Navy, Naturals Ivory
ink:  Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze
accessories:  Chipboard, Adhesive Sheets, pearls, Crochet Lace and thread, Beautiful Butterflies Die



  1. Well that Reindeer must be a Design in the off season because he ran that over with care!! This came out great I love the colors you used and the Chipboard butterflies are perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  2. Wow Lauri, that is so gorgeous, love all the distressing and using Well Worn papers suited this project brilliantly with a little extra distressing.

    Thank you for joining our challenge with your lovely card.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  3. LOL! Love the title--AND the card! What a great idea to adhere the DP to the chipboard're a genius!

  4. This is gorgeous! This DSP is perfect!! Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

  5. Fabulous card! I love that dsp, and you blended the patterns so well. I also love the distressing combined with pretty pearls and lace. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  6. I love the distressed butterflies and the lace medallion. I always forget that I have these butterflies in my stash, very nice.

  7. Hehehe! This is a piece of art! Love the distressed gorgeous Lauri!

  8. Great job with the distressing Lauri! I don't do distressing often either but I think it's a good idea to step out of our comfort zone every so often. I love the crimped paper and your crochet ribbon flower!

  9. You did the challenges brilliantly! You certainly can't tell that these techniques are out of your comfort zone. Beautiful job! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year! Best, Curt

  10. LOL I love it, Lauri! Those butterflies look great and I think you rocked the distressing! Thanks for playing with The Friday Mashup!


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