Saturday, July 2, 2011

One more Mehndi...

I promise this will be the last Mehndi post I share for awhile...maybe!  I am sorta having a problem putting this set down!  I have a stack that I will spare you and keep for myself!  :)

So if you all saw my flickr photo HERE yesterday, you probably knew this card was coming your way!  I had so much fun making these buttons!  I colored them all in with Copics!  Yes it was a lot of work but oh so fun! Copics color on these coasters just beautifully!

So here it is...

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I matted the buttons with the PT Circle die in Pure Poppy!  Then I used the die again to cut out a Dark Chocolate piece.  I ran that through with the woodgrain die and cut it in half lengthwise!  Then I matted the red circle die strip with the 2 parts of the Dark Chocolate strip!  I put some twine through the button wholes and attached them with glue dots!  The last step was stamping the sentiment and running the card base through with the Canvas IP, just for a little texture!  

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Here is one more Mehndi that I posted on Flickr for the Summer Card Camp!  I thought I would come in and share it here too!

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I cut each stamped image out with a 1" circle punch leaving the extra little border!  I colored these in with Copics as well!  I cut each circle in half (I was going to make a banner card with these half circles and this was what came out instead!) and then attached them to a 1 1/4" strip of Raz Fizz!  After stamping the sentiment and  running the it through with the woodgrain IP, I cut 1" off the face of the card front so I could layer the scalloped piece on the front.  I added the black strip and the black pearls for some balance!

I had an amazing day to myself on Thursday and these projects were the result of that!!  My mom took my kids overnight and I got my ENTIRE house clean and made a LOTS of cards!  I did a load of laundry..made a card....vacuumed the living room...made another card....vacuumed the stairs...made these buttons.  That is pretty much how the whole day went, along with a little Pandora in the background!  I could use a day like this every month!  I think I will ask for that for Christmas!  hehe!

Thanks for stopping today!

31 comments:

  1. THESE cards totally push me over the edge to buy this set. These are beautiful, Laurie! Perfectly so. Really great job, for sure.

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  2. Keep on keeping on with these medallion cards Laurie...they are AMAZING!

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  3. Really pretty cards, Laurie! So awesome that your mom is close and can do that for you!! What a blessing she is:)

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  4. AWESOME Laurie! Now I need that set ya know! Your cards are gorgeous Laurie and the Copics are the perfect touch!

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  5. Oh my word, how do you do it every time? Such a simple but captivating design. I can't wait to put these medallions in my cart, and now that I know they fit on the button dies? So fab! Love the way you used them as a border on the second card too!

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  6. I am officially way beyond amazed! I also like your idea of asking for some time for yourself as a gift to nurture your creative spirit.

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  7. Gorgeous!
    Love the color!
    I passed on this set at release...
    it's in my cart now :)
    Luckily...you're enabling me with a $5 set...
    but that IP...
    it's there too!!

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  8. I don't know which is more impressive - these cards or the fact that you got your whole house clean all at once! The best I can do is to have one room completely clean, but never all of them at the same time! Hee.

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  9. Well you're rocking those Medallions, girlie! I say don't put that set down whilst your mojo is on fire with it :D
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  10. Love how you turned those beautiful buttons into a card. And, please do NOT stop with the Mehndi Medallions. Where do you live? Maybe you could drop your kids off with me so you could post more inspirational cards!

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  11. I LOVE the top card, the other one is pretty too, but that top card, WOW WOW WOW!!!

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  12. Laurie,
    These are so pretty! I just love the mehndi designs and would love to see more!

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  13. Amazing! I say keep them coming!

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  14. I love what you're doing with the Mehndi! Don't put it down! :)

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  15. Both cards are GORGEOUS! I hope to see more

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  16. You know I am feeling a bit lightheaded right now .... girl you totally ROCK ....... you can keep on putting them here and I will keep on drooling over them!!! I would love to have a day like that ...... but who is going to watch my husband :) I have 4 kids ya know ...LOL

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  17. that's brilliant what you did with that circle die, cutting it in half!! really creative, love it!!

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  18. the cards are gorgeous! love the colours and the patterns!

    http://piperloo.blogspot.com/

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  19. Bee-you-tee-ful!!! Wow!!!!!! And you're so disciplined - to work, make a card, work some more, rinse, repeat. :D And, really, I think that sounds like a great thing to ask for for Christmas...a "mom" day - good for you and fun for your kids and Mom.

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  20. Oh my word, Laurie!!! I was just thinking I didn't need that stamp set!!! Darn you! These are all just gorgeous!!! I can't even pick a favorite!

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  21. You do wonders with the Mehndi sest. These cards are fabulous. How clever to cut the border in half to mat the red circle border. It's perfect.

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  22. Laurie, this set was made for you!!! You just work it like nobody's business!!! WOW! LOVE 'em both!

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  23. Laurie these are just gorgeous! I love the wonderfully bright colours and you are working wonders with that Mehndi set! :)

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  24. Yer killing me! Where to start?? Mehndi: going into my cart. Circle border die: going into my cart. :) These were both already high on my wishlist, but I think you just pushed me over the edge! Thank goodness I already have the button dies and coasters, lol. This is brilliant, and I love the 2nd card also, what a striking design and GREAT use of white space.

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  25. absolutely brilliant. both of them!! and i love how you used such unique colors. :)

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  26. Pretty cards!! Love how you used this set...I have to admit that mine has yet to see ink! I love how you colored the images so differently in the 2 cards! I didn't realize that you had a gallery with cards you hadn't blogged. I'm going to have to check it out!!

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  27. I'm with Jen.....I've been so busy that my set hasn't seen ink either! You have shown several fun ways to use it. Great idea to make buttons!

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  28. I LOVE this set! I had commented on it elsewhere, not knowing!

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  29. Gorgeous! I have yet to ink this set up...I always thing there will be more time for crafting in the summer, but I'm always wrong! Too much time spent outside! I'll have to change that when the next thunderstorm blows through.

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  30. Ginormous congrats on making the Gallery Idol Top 20!!!!!

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