Wednesday, June 23, 2010


When Jackie came over to stamp in the Tower last week, one of the cards we worked on was a Marquee card from instructions in a book. If only we had Jan Tink's video (HERE) it would have been a snap instead of a 3-hour trial and error marathon. Somehow, we just couldn't figure out how to attach the "curtain" so that it would open and close properly. Once we finally got it, though, we realized it should have taken less than a half hour to do.

Here's the one I came up with. Using stamp pegs of leaves and blossoms, I decorated the inner circle. The punched-out circle came in handy as a mask, although the inks probably wouldn't have shown up on the black anyway. The dsp scrap came in handy as a cover over the white cardstock of the base card. Then the leftover pieces were used to decorate the corners of the inside.

When opened, the curtains part to reveal a Hero Arts flower that was stamped on a scrap of dsp and glued in position.

After all the work that went into the making of this card, it will indeed be a special card for a special person!


Colleen said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card, but after three hours I'd be calling this my first and LAST marquee card lol
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Edna Morrisedie said...

Fab job on this card, I love how all the elements came together, very special!

Bonnie said...

I'm so impressed that you made this card. Everytime I think about making one, I think nah, it'll take too much time. Yours is beautiful though. Think I might have to try it.

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

This is the one, I watched the video! duh, did not read the post, simply looked at the cards and had a blah moment!! Hugs always! G

Monika Reeck said...

an elegant card Doris lovely color combo and lovely folded too...I found your Blog through seeing all my Yahoo mail and see your comment on my Dragon fly card....thanks Doris for the Package yummy....:)