Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Marathon Card

This card took me sooo long to do. At least two hours, and it's not even a fancy card with lots of layers or anything! But, I'm really happy with how it came out, though the picture doesn't do it justice in my opinion. This is definitely not a card I'll be mass producing, though I think if I make a few more they shouldn't take as long now that I've got some masks made, I've played with a few options for coloring the roof, etc. Nichole at Papertrey Ink really thought of all the little details you could want in this holiday set, and I had a lot of fun figuring out where I wanted garlands, which fence to use, adding the glittery snowman, etc. Christmas is barely 3 months away, so it's definitely not too early to be working on this year's cards!

Stamps: PTI's Boards & Beams, Home for the Holidays
Ink: Palette Noir, SU's Real Red, Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Paper: PTI's white, Pure Poppy
Other: glue pad, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Quickie glue pen, gold spica pen (for the star)


  1. Oh My Google!!! Jess, this is GORGEOUS!!!! You did a Fantastic job on this!!!

  2. WOW! This is an awesome card! All the details are just so pretty! I love the bling and sparkle along the roof edge. Simply BEE-YOU-TEA-FULL! :)

  3. Oh I love it, soooo cute!! This will be you in your new home soon!! I'm so happy for you!

  4. Awww this is darling Jess, you totally rocked this set. I love the little path and sparkly snowman. Everything is perfectly placed!

  5. Wow! You did an amazing job, Jess!!!! Wonderful detail work!

  6. This is a gorgeous card, well worth the time spent on it!

  7. So pretty! Time consuming or not it was WORTH it! :)

  8. Jess, this is gorgeous! You did an absolutely fantastic job with all the little details. GREAT JOB!