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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Three Crowns...

This clean and simple card was made with a color blocking technique I saw on a video recently.  So easy and a great way to use up scraps.  It requires a panel cut down smaller than the A2 base card, lay down several strips of double sided tape and then lay down color strips cut randomly from scraps.  Once covered, turn the panel over and cut away any overlap with scissors.  The "Crazy Crowns" were stamped on left over pieces and then embossed.  At this point they were fancy cut and turned over and dry embossed from the back.  This allows the crowns to curve outward and they were mounted with foam tape to maintain the dimension. Gemstones and pearls were added to embellish them and the sentiment was put on a banner and mounted last.  Inside is also simple...

This card should be eligible for the following
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
2 Sisters #94 - Inside and Out
Less is More #70 - Red, white and blue
Simon Says - Crowns or Gems
Cuttlebug Spot - Fit for a Queen

IMAGES:  The focal image "Crazy Crowns" and the sentiment are both from Stampendous.
PAPER:  Base CS is Georgia Pacific; all the other paper from my stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Pearls and gemstones are from Pizzazz Aplenty.
INKS: Tim Holtz Embellishing Ink and Versafine black.


  1. Beautiful Jubilee Card ~ love those Crowns!

  2. This is a really great idea for using up scraps and makes a dramatic effect... it has used up nearly all the white space on the front but the design is wonderfully simple. The inside of the card is beautiful enough to be on the front of a card too.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Smashing - a very regal card


  4. Love all the crowns and it is perfect for 2 Sisters inside and out challenge.

  5. Love those crowns!
    Not so much blank space but a super CAS design
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  6. A great Jubilee card! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!

  7. What a great card! Thank you so much for taking part in the “Anything goes” challenge at Catch The Bug, and hope to see you next week.

    Jenn Zeeb
    Bugaboo Stamps DT

  8. Lovely card and thank you for joining in again at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  9. Lovely take at this weeks challenge!!

    Thank you for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!!


  10. Love your fabulous card, love the crowns

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.




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