Tonight was my dear friend and upline Rhonda's (Hey Rhon!) shoebox swap and it was black and white cards and you could use an accent color. Well I had class yesterday so this morning even though I wanted to get up early I had taken a cold pill last night and didn't even come to until 9am, so I had to get crackin' on getting my cards done. Thank goodness Jeff had the day off and he got up to make sure Eric was off to work.
I had got this awesome shabby chic card I think from the GoDiva swap by Julie Pitta and I totally loved it.
Here is Julie's…
Love it! Thanks Julie, you're cards are always da bomb!!!
So I wanted to do a card like it but make it be the black and white swap, plus I am so addicted to the Lolly/Yoyo/Queen Elizabeth Collar…which is called a Ruff…good old Wikipedia to the rescue:
A ruff is an item of clothing worn in Western Europe from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century.
The ruff, which was worn by men, women and children, evolved from the small fabric ruffle at the drawstring neck of the shirt or chemise. They served as changeable pieces of cloth that could themselves be laundered separately while keeping the wearer's doublet from becoming soiled at the neckline.
Now isn't that description funny? I guess in the olden days clothing only got dirty around the neckline…so maybe they didn't wash their clothes all the time…can you imagine all those pounds of fancy clothing and not being laundered. Perhaps by washing the ruff this also was up by the nose so you could not smell how bad your clothes stunk? I'm just saying that's all…thinking out loud…I bet I am not the only one wondering.
Ok anyway, I wanted to have one of those on the cards. I love my new Simply Scored Scoring Tool and it makes making these a snap! Since this was a shoebox you want the cards to be relatively quick, so I did all mine ahead of time so my card was basically a "Glue 'n Go" card. The trick is to score a whole sheet of 12×12 DSP and then cut your strips to 1" wide and then do the folding and assembling…quick and easy.
So here is my card.
Stamp Set: Tiny Tags, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, In Color Patterns DSP, Blushing Bride, First Edition Specialty DSP
Ink: Jetblack Stazon
Misc: Jewelry Tag, Vintage Trinkets, Circle punch, Scalloped Circle punch, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Crochet Trim
It's so fun cause one of my new downline that came tonight, Tari (Hi Tari!) who joined with the Free Big Shot deal, has a new blog and I told her that now she has 12 blog posts with all the cards we did tonight.
Well it is almost 11:30pm so I better hit the hay. Toby got up to see me once I got home, to give me some love and then he immediately laid in his bed and is asleep, he knows when it's bedtime…ha!
Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping in.
Jacqui Lines says
Isn't it funny how they know bed time. Charlie gets her nose right out of joint if we…well I…stay up later than usual. At Jactopia she was right annoyed! She got quite vocal at one point; sitting between Vicki and I making noises and very loud sighs – more or less saying – okay – enough already it's bed time!
Elizabethans were all about looking good. Baths were not taken willingly as they were "bad" for the health! Hence, fancy pomander balls and washable collars! Man, they must've reeked! Even medieval types took more baths than Elizabethans.
Pam H says
What a great idea to score all at once and then cut. How come I never thought of that? Heehee! This a most awesome card. I love it. Love the color challenge and love how it all comes together. Been awhile since I have been here to visit, but I missed the ramblings and had to come back and check you out. Have resubscribed with my new email address. Hugs!
Carey Rogers says
I love the original card and the way it evolved with your pretties on it. Thanks for the great idea. I love that stamp and have used it a lot like you did it but you took it a step above with the lolli. My sister and niece were here this weekend to play in the tree house. She fell in love with making the lollies (sp?) and couldn't get enough of making them. TFS
Carey and Roscoe (who just goes to bed when he wants since he has to be up all night guarding the house, property and has to be ready to bark at a moments notice to wake up dad and definitely not mom)