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September 11, 2011

Please Call-card

Hi, all, Carole from On my craft room wall here with my first post for The BugBytes. Thanks so much, Pam, for inviting me to be part of this very wonderful and talented Design Team.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack of September 11th , 2001. I had a very hard time deciding how I wanted my project to tie in to this anniversary. I didn't feel I could do an adequate tribute project, but wanted to do something to acknowledge the events of that day. When I think back to that day I have so many pictures and sounds etched into my memory of the events that occurred. Some of these I witnessed on tv, some are of how the people around me reacted to the horrific events as they unfolded, and some of the saddest for me personally are how my children reacted to what had taken place.
I remember that many of the people caught in the towers and on the airplanes involved in the attacks made last phone calls to their loved ones to say good bye. How sad to hear these calls. This is what I decided to use as my inspiration for this project. My message is to please call a loved one today. Just to say "Hi" and let them know you love them.

Supplies and card elements:
Phone cut at 3.8" from Imagine Better Together cartridge
Background cardstock printed from Imagine Best Friends cartridge
Paper lace made using Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge punch and Ivory Stampin Up cardstock

"Please call" from Cursive 101, welded on my Gypsy, at .75" in Ivory Stampin Up cardstock
Card measures approximately 5.5 X 5.5 including paper lace edging
Other supplies: Martha Stewart adhesive backed pearls, Sakura sparkly Gelly roll pens-Blue Star and Silver Star, Ranger Distress Ink-Black Soot and Vintage Photo, Dazzles heart sticker, Pop dots (lots!)

I used my blue Gelly roll pen to add sparkly dots to the cardstock  pattern so it would better match the telephone. The phone is two "combined image" layers, pop dotted, with an additional handle layer and number dial layer (also pop dotted) added. I placed pink MS pearls on the number dial where the numbers would typically go, and an ivory MS pearl in the center. I used my silver Gelly roll pen to highlight the phone cord. All phone pieces and cardstock edges were distressed. A silver holographic Dazzles heart sticker was added to the phone base.

Paper lace: I would love to share how I did  this since I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I wanted the lace edging to go completely around the card, but I couldn't get the edges to look good at the corners, plus it was so flat looking. I wanted a real lace look. So I punched (4) 6 to 7 inch strips with the MS punch and glued them together to make one very long piece of  "lace". Finished sized was approximately 24-26 inches long. Then I fan folded and pinched the lace strip, working in small pieces, to give it a bit of flexibility and dimension. I glued it to the underside edge of my card front, pleating and folding it as I went around each corner. I pretty much mimicked the process for how I would glue real lace to the card. When I got it completely around the card, I cut the excess and glued the end in a pleasing fashion. I have a feeling many of the cards I create over the next few months will incorporate this technique.

Thanks for looking!
Now, don't you have a phone call to make?


LisaB said...

What a great card Carole! I will have a make a few calls later today and say Hi to some very important people in my life.

Audrey Frelx said...

Carole, what a really cute card you've made!!!

And, again, welcome to the DT!!!

papillon digital design said...

What a great card Carole. Remind me of the ABBA song - ring ring. TFS

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

Really great Carole!


Caroline said...

Carole your card is lovely. Love the pearls! Beautiful paper choices. TFS


Dayna Sabrina said...

Very nice Carole. You did a great job. Sabrina

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