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Nov 11, 2008

Shiny Wood Flooring








This card is all about the shiny wood flooring. I fell in love with Candice's hand drawn wood flooring and decided I would try it for myself. For me, drawing a straight line is a momentous task, so the thought I drew this is AMAZING! Now mind you, like any uptight, detailed person, I used a ruler and measured my planks out so they would each be exactly the same size and evenly spaced! LMBO! I know... I know... *shakes head at self*

I colored the image in with Copics and then wanted some texture on the chaise lounger. I needed a mask for the entire image other than the chaise, so I made one using Eclipse tape and stuck it on there. Then, I stamped a twill background stamp over the chaise in white pigment ink. It added just the little touch I was looking for. I paper pieced her skirt with the intention of using the paper on my card. At this point, my colors were chosen, my image was colored, my skirt was pieced (e-Girls skirt that is... I was wearing sweats with holes in them if you are wondering). Now the big decision... instant gratification of finishing the card, or an overnight wait as crystal effects dried on the hard wood flooring. It was hard and it took me a full couple minutes to talk myself into 1.) applying the crystal effects even though I feared I would screw up my card and 2.) being willing to wait a whole day to finish said card or risk screwing up crystal effects on card. *sigh* Then I grabbed the crystal effects and started squirting it on. Thank goodness all was well. I got it all on there and then walked to the craft table that is supposed to be for my girls and stuck it on there... and walked away. I'll have you know I waited a WHOLE day to finish this card! YAY for patience. Thanks, Candice for the inspiration. I know it's not as cute as yours, but I tried. :)

I finished off the card with some black ribbon, a cool WOOL FELT FLOWER (which is really cool BTW), and a clear button that I added some glitter to. I desperately wanted to add the sentiment: Sending {{{Hugs}}}, but I couldn't fit it anywhere, so I settled for the inside and dressed it up a bit too. :)

I almost forgot, this card was made using Jen del Muro's card sketch. You can find it HERE and play along if you would like. A sketch challenge is great. I take it as a task. Sit down and follow it. Before you know it... you'll have a card... or FOUR! LOL Yes... I made FOUR cards using this sketch over the past couple days. I have them scheduled for the next 4 days starting TODAY! That will make 8 days in a row of blog posting. Don't faint! LOL It is my mission to post once a day. I have my fingers crossed and my butt in my stamp room to make that happen! Wish me luck! :)

Stamps: e-Girl, twill BG
Ink: Black memento
Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie, saffron, white, black
Accessories: wool felt flower, clear button (foofala), black twine, glitter, dew drops, glue dots, ribbon, crystal effects, stampin write marker, ruler, Nestabilities, black dimensional boosters, Copic markers

20 comments:

  1. Get out!!! That floor is AMAZING! I'm still giggling at your "uptight" comment...I'd pull out a ruler too! I MUST give this floor thing a go now...sure looks awesome on your card and sooooooooo worth the wait Jody!!

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  2. great card Jody! I have ruined several images not waiting for either crystal effects or stickles to dry!
    You cost me a bundle yesterday! After seeing your bunny cupcake card I had to order those ghost shapes...and being me I ordered every single one that they had! LOL!

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  3. Wowie! I just love this. The crystal effects was WORTH the wait. Just ordered these felt flowers myself last night, can't wait to get them.

    Now, I need a copic pen to make a floor like that. Did you use a Copic Multiliner, or have some other fun product recommendation for me, you enabler you!

    This is stinkin' GORGEOUS!

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  4. beautiful! Love everything, the "flooring", dsp, her pink laptop, lol!

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  5. Fabulous Jody, love the DP!!

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  6. very pretty! Love that flower. Congrats on the patients!

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  7. WOW!!! Your floor looks fantastic! I love the flower tucked behind the corner! Great card!! :)

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  8. HEY JODY GIRL, I thought maybe from the title YOU got some NEW flooring! HOW CUTE IS THIS idea of new flooring here on your card!? SO FUN!

    You need to see my new behind the door ribbon storage system I posted on my blog on Sunday (I mentioned your ribbon share, too, hopefully it will give you some more business!)

    See ya! Nicole

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  9. Hee hee i do that too, so scared to wreck my card that I don't always add things like glitter or a sentiment diretly on my DP.


    Turned out awesome love the colors.

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  10. what a fabulous, springy card! I love the sparkle & the felt flower is cute with the button on top!

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  11. This is awesome!!!! Love your wood floor!

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  12. ohhh that is one gorgeous card. I love the beautiful soft colors and that floor is rocking (from one A type to another!)

    Awesome girl!

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  13. This is so super cute...love your PERFECT hardwood floor!!

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  14. This is so cute! Great floors and I am so in love with that paper! CUUUTE!

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  15. WOWZA!!! Your image turned out beautiful, Jody and your flooring rocks!! LOVE the added touch of the Crystal Effects - that looks REALLY cool!!! Beautifully done!

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  16. Crafty Math Chick11/12/2008 8:03 PM

    Hi Jody,

    I love the girl's skirt in this - it REALLY looks like fabric! I see you were ready to join another DT - congratulations! Always look forward to seeing your work!

    ~Meredith

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  17. This card is amazing! I love how you did the floor I love how you mae her skirt like fabric...very nice :)

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  18. SO cute! Gotta love that floor and the sparkly pink computer!

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  19. This is so pretty! I love the colors, paper piecing and fun felt flower!

    PS I wish my wood floors at home looked this good, lol!

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  20. What a beautiful floor. I hope you will post more and very nice pictures thank you for sharing.

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