Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fashion personified!

Here she is, Miss Marilyn. I created this card this morning to meet four challenges. It's a wet, rainy day in Nova Scotia, and such a PERFECT guilt free day to play in my stamp-messy room. My gardens are being watered beautifully, and I didn't have to do it! (lol)

So, the challenge at Wednesday Stamper is fashion...and I think Marilyn fits that so well. Cardvaarks wants depth perception, so I did a tri-fold card with little Spellbinders peep-hole windows for them, created with my favourite crafting tool of all time, my trusty Cuttlebug.

The Cuttlebug challenge is movies, and the Cinema Saturday challenge is the particular movie "Some Like it Hot..." with Marilyn Monroe of course! Marilyn's image is one I created as a silhouette in Photoshop from a picture I found surfing the web.

The stamps are Stampin'Up, stamped and embossed on the outside of the card with black embossing powder on white cardstock and on the centre fold with white embossing powder on black cardstock. The inside red polka dot panel is embossed paper. As an afterthought, when I re-read the requirements for the Cinema Saturday challenge, I added a little bit of flower lace to border the inside panel image, then I added a punched cardstock heart.

It was difficult figuring out how to present this card so you'd have an idea of the three panels, so I scanned the outside and centre panels, then snapped a pic of the card opened up. There's actually only one image of Marilyn on the card, and that's on the third, inside panel. The other scans show the third panel through windows. Make sense?



Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you're having fun doing whatever you LOVE!

29 comments:

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Great combo of challenges :) Your Marilyn card is fabulous = ooh la laa!!! Rainy days ARE especially great for creating!
~*~ Patty

Sue Hayward said...

Great card, love the trifold and how you only used one picture, this is very clever, thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Wow this is great.
Wonderful design. Love them.

Jennifer said...

So creative and what a fun card it must be to open! Wonderful work!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, so cool! I love how Marilyn's frame changes as you open the card!

Julie Mutch said...

This is awesome, Deborah! What a great image of Marilyn, I love how you made it into a silhouette and the tri-fold windows are fabulous! Great job! :)

Lucy, England said...

What a cute card. Lovely and original.

scrapperjulia said...

What a great idea and lovely card!

Shelly Hickox said...

WOW! This is fantastic! Love the colors, image, and the trifold is so cool. Great card!

Shari said...

Great job! LOve the image and how it opens up.

SmilynStef said...

What a fantastic 3-D design ... love the effect you go with the image and how fun are those different frames.

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Way to combine the challenges. I adore the trifold over the one image. Fabulous.

Karen said...

Stunning card, and I love the way it opens up! Thanks for playing along at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!

Suzanne C said...

Love the 3 very different looks in one card! The tri-fold is a fabulous idea and the effect striking!

Nise said...

Excellent presentation! Thanks for showing each panel and how cool you made them and yet only one MM image. I also enjoyed how you combined several challenges. Your take on them is fantastic.

lauren said...

oh WOW!!! what a gorgeously beautiful and creative card! so clever and totally FABULOUS! ♥♥♥

Anne said...

Hi, Deborah! What a wonderful design! I like how you used the same Stampin' Up stamp on the front two panels - yet made them so completely different! :-)

herminesplace said...

Very elegant

Crafty Dawn said...

loving your card

Love Dawn xx

Gabriele said...

ok, there were 2 words suddenly coming in my mind when I saw your card:
WOOOOOOW and GREAT ;-)

What a brilliant card...! Like everything about it. And your description was perfect!


Gabriele

Allison said...

fab card I do like Some Like it Hot aswell
Thanks for playing this week at the cuttlebug challenge
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX

Chrissie said...

Brilliant idea and a really quirky card. I love it!
Chrissie

MMG said...

Great colors and design!

Sonia Kertznus said...

What a great card.... love it...HUGS...SK :)

Deanna said...

Gorgeous I love what you for the challenge! And I am from Nova Scotis too!

Amber said...

Wow, what an amazingly creative card.

Valerie said...

Wonderful card.

Lotti said...

This is great! I love cards that allow you to sneak looks at the inside!!

Pamela Smerker said...

really beautiful! Thanks for playing!