Saturday, May 12, 2012

Viva las Vegas May 12th post

I'm so excited to rejoin the Viva las Vegas design team.  I was on their original Design Team and am honored to be asked back by owner Wayne Gartley and Design Team Director DeeDee Catron.

 Today is my first 2012 design team post! I enjoy Comments and questions are welcome.

                                                       Good-Night Ladies!

This card is stamped on a vintage music sheet. (I love the way it takes up the ink.)
I used Momento tuxedo black ink and embossed it using ultra high gloss embossing powder.
(both available at Viva las Vegastamps!)

The actual card is made from Graphic 45's steam-punk series paper.
The Facial features are stamp no. 14326 (another great facial feature stamp is
no.8852)  Next I stamped with a great new stamp "Nesting Gears" no.18077
I stamped it at least 3 times filling in with square gear stamp no. 17502

My favorite part of this card
Vintage Bicycle Built for 2 stamp no. 16480 

You know the saying "working outside the box", well I work outside the envelope.
I hate to be restricted by the envelope size so I make my card and then I make a
 envelope to match:

 First I use a 12 x 12 scrapbook paper laying it diagonally with the card in the center,
 Fold the bottom of the paper up to  the top of the card.
 next fold one side of your paper a little beyond the center of the fold the opposite side the same way.  I now use the wonderful product "Miracle tape" (also available at Vivalasvegastamps!)to secure the sides down one over the other.

Lastly using your card as you guide fold down the top.. As DeeDee would say "Voila!" you have a card with a matching envelope!

Posted by Cheryl Lindsay


Molossus said...

Oh what an awesome card! Thanks for the envelope instructions, too!

Barbara Rankin said...

That is a really good looking card. Love the envelope idea, too. TFS.