Saturday, July 25, 2009

Midnight Madness

During this crazy week, I finally was able to sit down last night to create this card for this challenge. I wish you could see the background on this card better because it has a lot of small detail that this picture is missing. I used the FRIENDS 24-7 stamp set for this card. I first took the damask piece and used bleach to stamp all over the Mellow Moss card stock. After that I took the Friendly Words wheel and with Night of Navy rolled over the stamped images. It gave it a more distressed look. And that is why instead of flowers, I used the Neutral Brads. I originally had flowers but they did not seem to go as well with the card as the masculine looking brads did. While I was working on this card, my daughter told me that she felt it was a more masculine card than feminine. I think that is why I used the embellishments that I did. I hope you like the card. I am on my way now to CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!! Will let you know how that turned out. Have a Merry half Christmas today!


  1. Gail, this is such a beauty. :) A lovely image paired with great background dp. Just perfect. :) Thanks for playing along with us this week.
    ~Michelle MMSC DT

  2. Gail, Very nice card. Boy, you sure did alot of work on this one with the bleach and wheel. I think you made great choices!! Please play with us again at Midnight madenss!

    Jane, MMDT member

  3. I enlarged this to get a good, close up look at it. What a beautiful card. Some very nice techniques with great effects. I think it would be great for masculine or feminine.

    Merry 1/2 Christmas to you too. Can't wait to see that card.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at the MMSC. Hope you will play again next week.

    Carolyn, MMSC DT

  4. Gail, very pretty card. I think your choice of matching CS and the stamp made a great color combo. Christmas in July card?! Can't wait to see, :) Thanks for participating in this week's MMSC, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  5. Very pretty Gail! I love this stampset!! What a gorgeous colored bird!! Wonderful techniques used for your background! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week!

  6. Hi Gail, your entry this week is just so beautiful..I really like your background paper too. great job on that. It all works perfectly with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing our sketch challenge. I for one, look forward to the viewing the entries each week. I get so much inspiration and ideas from our players. Please think of some friends that you know that do not play our challenges, because we are going to have a "Refer a Friend" challenge coming soon with extra prizes ;) we are always trying to keep it fresh at the Midnight Madness challenge blog.