Saturday, May 28, 2011

May Calendar Girls Card.....hostess "Barb"

Well here we are again....I'm a tad bit late but ready to show you my May card. Here are the requirements:

The month of May can bring many things—Mother’s Day, Graduation, Prom, Memorial Day—all are wonderful events. However, May does bring one thing to mind—Skin. You know—like short sleeved tops, capris, shorts, flip flops/sandals, sundresses—all things that bring a frightful thought to our mind as our body is not in shape to show skin. So, let’s Shape Up. No—not running, biking, weights, but cards that have a different shape. So, your May card is to be a Shutter Card, Side Step Card, Gate Fold, Easel Card, Joy Fold, Criss Cross, etc. Any shape works—but to be true to the challenges we have had in the past—try a new shape that you have not used recently or really take a leap and try a design that you have never done before! The theme of the card can be for any event that happens before posting our next Challenge by the Charming Carol on June 28th—a birthday, wedding, shower, etc.

So, are you ready to take the challenge? Are you ready to Shape Up? Are you ready to show some skin--just kidding................


I hope you like this challenge and that you do trying a new shape in your card making or dust off a technique that you have not done in a long time. And, most of all--- Have Fun!!!


- Barb ______________ ____


True to the month my card is once again........sigh......wedding related..lol. My niece is getting married June 25th and the shower is June 10th. I am making a "wedding cake" card box for the event (to be posted at a later date)..so I did this card to go with the card box. Not sure if I will use it for the shower or the wedding but I will use it for sure. What can it be you say?? Well.....its......a.......wedding cake card.....the picture doesn't show it too well but the back piece is a shiny black paper with the SU discontinued bridesmaid dsp layered on to that...

The cake has three layers with each opening the opposite direction. The bottom and top layer are embossed vanilla dsp I found at a garage sale (what I deal I got)...the second layer is cream paper with mini beads randomly scattered all over it. I found that at a LSS that went out of business. I used yellow, orange and pink roses as a topper as her dresses are a fuchsia color but she is using bright flowers of different colors for the bouquets and wedding flowers.


When I asked her what she would like the cake box/card box to look like she stated she prefers simple, so keeping that in mind I used white pearls to distinguish the top of each layer. I am hoping she will like this card and the cake box that goes with it. (Now I just need to get that done....lol).

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my "shape"...heehee..Please stop by all of the calendar girls blogs...I am sure you are in for a treat at each of them..

Until next time....
Hugs,
Carol

10 comments:

Barb said...

Oh My! WOW! Awesome! This card Rocks! You sure have taken the challege to a higher level and this card is just STUNNING! I am sure that it will be well received and loved! Thanks so much for making such a great creation for this May Challenge!

~Paola~ said...

omgoshhhhhh Carol..U sure rocked this challenge with this supah-GORGEOUS wedding-cake card!!
Love loveeee loveee the triple opening layers and the added touch of pearls and that fabulous embossed dp U got at a great deal...and I just noticed they are lil hearts all over it! Sooo darn perfect!
This is absolutly an AMAZING card!! wowowwwwwwwwwwwww!!:o)

Michelle said...

Awesome card! I love the wedding cake idea. Very elegant, and pretty. Great job!

MiamiKel said...

First, let me just say love you! Thank you for the smiles and friendly hellos you've sent my way through a tumultous few weeks when if it could go wrong, it did! You are such a ray of sunshine to me and I don't think I could ever be blessed with a sweeter friend :)

Second, let me say HOW SORRY I am it's taken me forever to get your card kit up and posted! I loved it more than you can ever imagine and yet it has taken me forever to pull it together and post! That image has been on my "gotta have it!" list that is ever growing longer, lol. And the fact that you thought of us - of my S'bux addiction - rofl! Super fun! I loved every ounce of it and your generosity has allowed me to know many scrappages and cards lay ahead for me!

NOW your card! Holy shrimp!! Can we say absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous!! And I happen to know how breathtaking this fold is since you created a birthday cake one for me! Hee hee! STUNNING and a jaw dropper! I think this one will be one they will treasure forever and a lifetime :)

Love you, awesome creation, and you inspire me to try something new here with this beauty! (like ... in a few weeks ..... when it's SUMMER! LOL!!) x0x0

:: BlueInks :: said...

Stop with the opening cake layers! I would never have thought of something so creative. Really pretty card, Carol. Great job!

April said...

What a fabulous card! I so wish I could think of the things you do! You are just amazing to me!

Terry said...

WOW Carol...that card is soooo cool!!! I love how all the layers open up opposite directions!! Very creative and I love the different papaers you used for the layers!!

You have outdone yourself with this one!! I love it!!

Hugs to you!!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Wow! I looked at the first picture and my jaw dropped at the beauty of your wedding cake card............ but I had no idea the cake opened, layer upon layer. What a fabulous idea!!! Your creativity is amazing, your use of products perfectly inspiring! Love your card; love you!

djones said...

WOW!! This is beautiful. You did a great job...love the embossing, the pearls, the glitter. You are so clever! And, of course, the flowers on top are the perfect touch to the cake!

kadie said...

ooooooooo, this is STUNNING, Carol!! What a neat idea and so beautifully executed!!