Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cards for a Queenly Friend

In my craft group, there is something called QOTM, Queen Of The Month. Each month a new lady is chosen to be the Queen of the group, and we all (the group members) shower her with gifts of RAK's (random acts of kindness). This month, our Queen was Ms. Lela. I made her a lovely envelope of goodies, though now, for the life of me, I can't remember even half of what I included. :-/ I should have written it down! LOL very forgetful these days with the new meds I'm on.

So, here is a sneak peek at the card I made, click below for full pics and deets along with a list of supplies used.

So, here is the card. I think it is simple enough, but still elegant and not plain. :) A little glam and glitz with some bling and some sparkle cardstock!

There were a few steps to making this card, but they were all pretty simple and quick processes. It was difficult to photograph the card and not get a flashback from the pearlized cardstock.

The base of the card is just plain (non-textured) cardstock. The top dark pink layer is also non-textured and I distressed the edges of it with my edge Distresser. I ran the dark pink cs through my big kick with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. For the flag, I just cut a thin strip and then used the "clear" sheet for my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up evenly and then marked with a pencil along the corner edge of the sheet. that gave me perfectly even flag tips.

A close up. As you can see I added a small piece of scalloped border to the flag. Using some of my white Prisma Craft Thread I wrapped it around and then added a gem.
Of course, I had to put something in the middle of the mini flowers (punched from Stampin' Up! Boho Blossom punch), and then the sentiment is on one of the Stampin' Up! "Four Frames" images. In the top right corner, there is actually a "bird", as originally stamped on the image, but I jsut turned the image around and covered the bird up. I heat embossed the crown and ran it through my big kick with a Spellbinders circle and then embossed it.

The inside. For this, I repeated the distressing of the white cs edges with my edge distresser. For the flowers, instead of using different inkpads, I wanted it to have a watercolor look. So, I used a few different Zig Brushable markers. I love how it turned out! I made sure to make some of the flwoers purple and teal to carry in the color from the inside.

a close up of the inside. the sentiment is actually from a stamp set that Ms. Lela sent me as an RAK last month... Inque See D's "Garden of Friendship".

I really hope that Queen Lela likes her card, and the gifts I sent her. They will be as much of a surprise to her as they are to me, HAHA.
List of supplies is below, and thank you so much for stopping by to look at my projects. :)

Keep on Craftin'
~Melisa Marie

Queenly Card
Cardstock/Paper: Georgia Pacific Cardstock: White, 110 lb.; The Paper Studio Cardstock: Dark Pink, Purple; Colorbok Pearlescent Cardstock, Yellow
Stamps: TH Visual Artistry Collection “Urban Grunge Love”, Stampin’ Up! “Four Frames”, Stampin’ Up! “Teeny Tiny Wishes”, BasicGrey Max and & Whiskers Collection “Furry Friends”, Inque See D’s “Garden of Friendship”.
Embellishments: Flatback Gem, Flatback Pearls, Prism Craft Thread: White
Ink Pads & Coloring Mediums:   Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, TH Dusty Concord-Distress, Colorbox Catseye Queue Stack ‘Surf’s Up’: Color Used: “Robin’s Egg”. Zig Brushable Markers: Orchid, Rose, Blue Bonnet, Spring Green, Pure Yellow.
Tools: MS Score Board, Cricut Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Inkadinkado Acrylic Stamp Blocks, Ranger Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet (15 in. x 18 in.), Glass Cutting Board (my hard stamping surface), Glossy Accents, Glue Glider Pro (Pink), glue glider pro Perma-Tac adhesive (permanent), Sizzix Big Kick, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities: Petite Scalloped Circles, Circles; Stampin’ Up! Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Up! Boho Blossom Punch, Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Border Punch


  1. I love the QOTD idea! how fun! And the card is very pretty - I especially like the pearly paper. :)

    1. Hi Lisa, thanks so much for your comment! Ohhh, the QOTM is very fun! :) We've had great sucess with it in our group and I always love making the cards and sending goodies!

      I'm glad that you liked my card. I really do like the pearly paper too, even though I wasn't sure if it looked good, at first.

      Hey, I tried to view your blogger profile; however, it won't allow me to. I'm getting a message that says "Profile Not Available

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      Thanks so much for looking!
      Keep on Craftin'
      ~Melisa Marie


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