Sunday, November 23, 2008

Old memorie are new again

I was cleaning out my spare room so I could pack and throw away things last night and came across an old and ragged card I had recieved from my sister years ago. The date wasn't even ledgeable anymore. As I was about to toss it out, (something that tears at my heartstrings as all the boxes of old cards in here would attest to) I noticed there was a tiny image on the back that was the same as the worn out card front.
This reminded me of a stamp I have and have never used, so needless to say cleaning was the last thing on my mind at this point, and I dug through my stamps and inked it up.

I am happy I did because I actually Like this card. Then I even dressed up the envelope by stamping in bleach, AND IT WORKED. I stamped the image on some paper I had colored with watered down water color paints, then embossed with Rainbow sparkle embossing powder. Matted that on SU glossy white cs. Using my clear ruler I ran beads of my embossing pen to create a border around the image and sprinkled the ep on that.
Yummy glitter. Added the ribbon and adhered it with ribbon glue. All done.

Ok there is as always a punch line here. As I was about to take a photo I noticed the mark on my ribbon, drat, but too late now it was all gluded down.



Supplies: rainbow sparkles embossing powder, bleach, may arts ribbon
Stamp, Artfulinkables


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21 comments:

Dianne said...

I just love it love all the sparkle really a lovely crad my friend...

Allison said...

This is just gorgeous...you did a super job here!

Joanne said...

It's GORGEOUS!

Curt in Carmel said...

Tonniece, this is beautiful! I love the look you achieved with that embossing powder. This looks so wintery like the weeds in the field behind us after a heavy frost. Gorgeous! Don't you hate when you notice a "mark" when it's too late! However, that is when my creativity really gets put to the test and I think "Hmmmm, what can I stick over that?" LOL You could adhere something blingy over it or even a punched out snowflake done in the same embossing powder. I truly love this card! Best, Curt

Enfys said...

This is wonderful, really snowy and wintery, and you achieved great things with that bleach, something I have never been able to do. Hugs, En

Carol said...

I love the affect you have achieved with the bleach and the embossing powder. Great job.

Huge hugs, Carol

Kim said...

That is beautiful, so elegant. Kim

bumblebee creations said...

I love the shimmery effect you have created on this card!! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing-I am still afraid to try the whole bleach idea yet...but it sure worked for you-maybe someday!!?!!

Jennie said...

Like the bleach effect, forgotten about that technique
Thanks for stopping by my blog
Jennie

Anne said...

Again Tonniece this is a fabulous card!
I love all your work!
Keep up the great work
Anne XXX

platitudinal said...

This card has a gigantic "Wow" factor in it. Super job, Tonniece :)

*what is cleaning? what does that mean? house work? What is that? :D Let the dust settle, and your creativity soar!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! So gentle and elegant... Love the bleach technique you used here!

Annapurna said...

Before I read the post completely, I thought this was the old ragged card and started wondering why you called it that.
It is gorgeous. I will have to try that bleach technique. I had to enlarge to see the details. It is gorgeous. Love all the details!

Bev said...

Oh my goodness, this is just exquisite - it's so soft and gentle yest elegant too. Love it!

hugs Bev x

Carolyn King said...

this is beautiful---love the image too and the bleaching on the envie is awesome!

Cheri Howard said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Maria said...

Sometimes it pays to clean up! LOL! I've discovered stuff that I haven't seen just by looking through old boxes. It's sometimes incredible what you can find.

Well, your card turned out beautifully. . .I really love the soft look to it. Very elegant. The color is so pretty too!!!

It's funny how we only see flaws in our cards when we take a photo of it. . .like when you see a picture of yourself and notice a pimple that you don't really notice in real life. . .well, I can't see any mark on your ribbon. Your card is perfect!!

Maria

Nola said...

So delicate! Love it. Good luck with the house move. Hope to read your blog a little more in the coming year.

Elena said...

Tony, I hope you are doing all right. Miss your cards... and you...

Elena said...

Tonniece! I am sorry, but it is me again...
I gave you an award Encouraged http://refinedfocus.com/redhairedgirl/?p=897.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Hope you are doing well!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Tonniece, this is stunning!! LOVE it!

And if you hadn't mentioned the spot on the ribbon, I'd have never noticed ... but no matter cuz this card is just delicious!

LOVE what you've done with the place and it's soooo nice to see you! Thanks for the hearty welcome back!!

Have a great weekend!

~Hugs, Deb