Thursday, July 21, 2011

So Happy for You

It's Thursday and I'm bringing you a card I made for a friend of mine! We planned a morning back in June to do a mini workshop at my house (hah, I'm talking like I'm an instructor or something) so she could create some cards for graduation and also a wedding. We worked on the graudation cards too long and the wedding card still needed to be done, so I went ahead and pulled this together. It's not a traditional looking wedding card, but I really like how it came out.

My friend told me that the bride loves classical literature and the groom likes to play computer games. I really wanted to make a card that used both of those elements. I was delighted to have the help of my mother-in-law, who is an avid reader, tell me some classics that might work on a wedding card. We found a list online and as I did a sound off, we narrowed it down to three authors, two of poetry and one of short stories. Having them online I printed out my choice in an old looking font and then distressed in Ranger inks and here's a TIP; if you print things out on a Laser printer that uses toner it can be scrapped off with a sanding block then cleaned up with the adhesive remover eraser!!!!!

Classical literature, check!
Now for the gamer groom. Too hard to add some time of a game so I opted for the puzzle card. This mojo sketch hides the Joy Card fold nicely and might even intrigue the groom to figure out how to put it back together again.
Puzzle game quest, check!

Here is a list of challenges that the card is being entered.

Mojo Monday 200 - Woo hoo! Happy 200th Mojo Monday and the Mojo Makers

Play Date Cafe Challenge 91 - just one color of your choice and just a splash! (Just happens to be sponsored by The Twinery)

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C96 - Joy Fold Card

Thanks for stopping in today!

Paper: Wausau Cream, WRF Ginkgo, kraft cardstock
Ink: laser printer (O. Henry short story in circle), Graphite Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Nestabilities Standard Circles, Recollections edge punch, Michael's Rhinestones, Offray cream satin ribbon, Twinery Honeydew twine


  1. This card is stunning! I really like what you did with the fold circle! Clever idea!

  2. This is really beautiful!!!! Love the colors you chose!!

  3. Very clever card and some great colours. Sure they will both really love to receive such a well thought out card:-)

  4. Great card Janelle - love the black/white flower and the splash of colour. Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe :)

  5. What a beautiful card Janelle. I love the printed out literature with the distressing (I'm definitely gonna have to try that cuz my printer's just like that!)

  6. Very nice...perfect for both challenges!

  7. This is beautiful, Janelle! And I LOVE that unique opening! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. Lovely card, especially how you've got the text in the circle, really fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!


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