September 13, 2007

Entering another contest...

I actually had no intention of enter the CPS/CardMaker Magazine contest, but this card came to me in a dream. Seriously! I dream of card layouts frequently, and Tuesday night I dreamed up this card. Strange, because I'm not what you would call Rah Rah Patriotic. I'm guessing that I had seen snippets of paper while making other cards and my brain remembered them, and assembled them in some sort of order!

Well who am I to ignore my dreams?! *grin*
ETA: Photo has been updated and gold chocolate wrapper covered heart button has been replaced. Sorry to disappoint those who loved the chocolate wrapper! *wink*

Can I tell you how difficult it was to cover those chipboard letters with Very Vanilla CS? Goodness! I've covered chipboard with paper lots of times, but never CS before. What a pain! It's so much harder to cut out! The stars are CS covered chipboard too. The PP is by Flair designs, lacing brads from Oriental trading Co., gold elastic cord from SU!, card base and blue CS by Bazzill. The small heart was a button that I covered with shiny gold paper and laced some red embroidery thread through. The shiny gold paper is from my stash...it is actually the wrapper from baking chocolate squares! Tee hee. I wanted to age things a bit, so I distressed the edges of both main pieces and also the chipboard letters with distress ink. I think it helps to tie in the aged bronze brads.

So are YOU going to enter?

14 comments:

Marlou said...

Dana I really love your entry, its stunning work :) xx

Marlou said...

hi Dana , would you like my dream card?? it seems its for you since you were dreaming {lol} if so email me your address and its yours
xx

My Paper World said...

Wow! I wish I could come up with card ideas like this, in my dreams!
I think that the ageing effect does tie in the bronze very nicely!
and I love that youve used a chocolate wrapper! very creative!

Jessica said...

i'm also not into "rah rah patriotic" colors/cards/themes, but i really like this! Best of luck to you! i *might* just enter myself...

Mary said...

I might!
and nice card-I like the lacing and LOVE the fact that you used a chocolate wrapper! Way to be resourceful, haha!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, glad to hear that I am not the only one who dreams of cards. Love your lacing.

malieta said...

Very cute and the lacing is awesome!
Malieta:)

Eleanor said...

Nice card! Good luck with your entry =)

kathleenh said...

You dreamed up a great one! All of your little details are just right!

Lynda said...

Great entry Dana! If you happen to dream that I won the lottery, could you please let me know what numbers I chose???? I'll share!!!! Great job!

~Lynda

Katie said...

Dana, I must say I'm a little relieved to find out that I'm not the only one who dreams about card LO's! I think we must be seriously obssessed! LOL:) Your card is adorable!
~Katie

Corie said...

I am seriously impressed, this came to you in a dream -- So GORGEOUS.

Nanie said...

Hi Dana,

I really love your card !
Bravo !

ct said...

great card! Christine Traversa