Monday, June 22, 2009

POD: congratulations

today's card for the CAARDVARKS special design team gallery featuring fabulous rubber stamps from purple onion designs is for our eldest nephew, richard, (aka "RJ") who's just graduated from the police academy. (which is REALLY freaking me out, b/c when LHJ and i got married, he was the age young matthew is can he POSSIBLY be old enough??!?!?)

believe it or not, i used *three* stamps on this card--can you see them? look closely...ok, down a bit...check out that line of tickets! contrary to my usual status as a "technique free zone" i have actually MASKED and stamped more than once in the same area: first the ticket outlines, then the dandelions, then the text. (go, me!) ok, it's sort of a subtle effect, but i really love how that border element came out. i like the whole card, actually, though i freely admit it's a bit odd; at least i can be sure that RJ will not receive *two* of these, eh??! :)

(POD stamps: vintage blank ticket , dandelion from the blossoms set, music definition from the humanities set; patterned paper: a page from an old phone book plus a scrap of pale green that i think is fancy pants; 8" cardstock ring sticker: memories complete; letter stickers: basic grey; birds rub-on: hambly; chipboard stars: ek success; inks: colorbox, ranger; other: paternayan persian needlepoint yarn; adhesives: xyron, tombow monoadhesive runner...something i have only just realized as i write this: there is NO FOAM TAPE on this card...i think that maybe a first...and probably also a last!!!) :)

ps: hello darlings!!! yes, we're back and today we return to it's sort of a super-monday for us... (i mean "super" like "supersized" rather than like "superfantastic", as i'm sure you'll've realized!) ...i have a couple more POD cards autoposted and then later this week i'll show pics from the trip...a little project i finished whilst travelling...and a cool way to present travel souvenirs!


  1. WOW!! Love the design of this card!

  2. gorgeous shaped card Lauren!!! Love the birds...soooo fantabulous sista!!

  3. Love it! Those tickets turned out soo cool!

    I lol-ed at the foam tape comment b/c I am so the same way. I have to have a large stock pile at all times cause I would freak if I ever ran out!

    (-: Heidi

  4. Fabulous work with the whole masking and stamping thing. Do you use something like 'Copydex?'

    Plus - Oh how I love the postie's visit.

  5. First fruit stickers an now a phone book page?! I give up. I will never be able to keep up with Lauren see art in everything. I feel fairly certain that RJ will not receive a duplicate of your fab card...probably not even another circular card.

  6. This is a super cool card Lauren, all your masking really paid off!

  7. So unique - you are right - he won't get another one like it. Love it Lauren, you rock!

  8. This is just spectacular!!! I am sure that RJ will love's obvious that you took the time to make something extra special and unique and that just rocks :)
    And look at you with the techniques!!! Altogether FABULOUS!!!


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