Friday, January 28, 2011

Another Type Of Papercrafting Journey?

I made this card a few days ago and couldn't believe how emotional it made me feel.   I am happy with the card, absolutely, but certainly wouldn't rate it amongst many of the great masterpieces ever made.  I couldn't believe how  moved I felt by this card and the made-up story that came to mind of a couple apart from each other with only  dog-eared letters to keep them close I had managed to conjure up.  I am amazed (and feeling a bit silly really) at how making this card instantly transported me into this Notebook-esque type tale.  This is the first time this has happened to me while crafting that I am aware of.  It was as if I finished a captivating book or watched a movie that was a bit of a tear jerker or as my husband puts it, "That makes you crack a crystal".  Crazy huh? It probably just means I need to get out more.  But really, how fantastic this passion for papercrafting is.  It sort of confirms for me how moved and inspired I am by papercrafting alone.  What's going to happen to me when I make something really good?  *scary*  Have you ever had this happen to you before? 

One Page of The Notebook Card:

  • Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Love Birds, Hero Arts La Lettre and Flower Tapestry Background
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Rusic Cream and Vintage Cream
  • Ink:  Memento Pear Tart, Sprout, Bamboo, and Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink in Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, and Antique Linen
  • Accessories:  Papertrey Ink Notebook Die and Birdcage Die(small), Jute, WRM Corner Chomper 1/4 side, Paper Doily

Thank you for visiting and being a wonderful part of my journey! x


Cathy Weber said...

Jen, I had to laugh at your little story about becoming so emotional. I immediately thought the exact same thing when I saw that letter tied with twine, all curled up and distressed like a long-lost love letter. I think this is a wonderful card, one of the best actually. I really like that Hero Art stamp. It is just the right handwriting for this card.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. I can see why it matched your emotions!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Jen! I love the lil bird and the twine around the note! Very creative!

lam said...

Beautiful card and I love the colours and the little lonly bird. yYur little story made me smile, and thats a great strat on a new day :O)

Gayatri said...

Jen, what a great card! I love the note with string tied to it. Seems like a love letter from olden days. o wonder you got emotional. Its so real.I love getting handwritten letters. It means so much more than emails :) That bird cage is awesome.I love the soft background on the card base as well:) Beautiful work, Jen!
I have a bird cage stamp set sitting on my desk for past 3 days. I just cannot figure out what to do with it!

Chris said...

This is beautiful, and sad, and so emotional. I really, really, like it.

Kara said... the little curled edge!

paula e. said...

i got to your blog from splitcoast stampers and am glad i did. i love this card! lots of great detail. i am a pti addict, but didn't get the bird stamp or die... seeing this card makes me think i need to reconsider. i have the notebook page die and i use it often. i like the hero arts stamps you used and the story your card tells. job well done.

paula e. said...

i arrived at your blog from splitcoaststampers and am glad i did. love this card! i am a pti addict but didn't buy the bird cage stamp or die. now i think i might have to reconsider this. great detail on this card. i have the notebook die and i use it often. i really like the hero arts stamps you used as well. wonderful job.

steph said...

Oh, Jen- I LOVE this card- it definitely deserves a back story! Beautifully done!