Wednesday, June 4, 2008

How Ironic...
Aside from drivers crawling along in the passing lane, my one other pet peeve (at least this week) is this whole text messaging frenzy that seems to be overtaking the country (or at least my little corner of it in which my daughter and her friends reside!). So how funny is it that I go and make a card highlighting just that?

But then again, how could I resist when this adorable stamp set is sitting in front of me?! It's Clear Dollar Stamp's "My Little Books" set and not only is it great for a teacher thank you (see earlier post), it'll make for an awesome tween/ teen card or scrapbook page.

I also used Clear Dollar's "Imperial Monogram" set to spell out KEEP IN TOUCH, and "Everyday Envelopes" is where I got Perfect Friend (which I stamped on a Cuttlebug "Tiny Tags" die cut and attached to the card with a length of American Crafts' ribbon and a big ol' black brad). The card base is Bazzill and the red paper is Close to My Heart, which I ran thru the Cuttlebug with the "Spots & Dots" embossing folder, then sanded. I wrapped the card across the center with b&w polka-dot ribbon (not sure whose).

To make the frame around the phone, I stamped the little rings (part of the Little Books set) in SU Real Red ink on a white Nestabilities circle and stuck an Amuse rhinestone in the center of each ring. I sponged the circle edge in the same red ink, matted it on a black circle and stuck the whole thing on the card with foam adhesive. The phone itself I colored with Copics, then pop-dotted it on for even more dimension.
BTW, does this little phone frame thing not remind you of the "antique" rotary phones (Uh Oh...looks like my texting-intolerant age is showing!)?

Thanks for checking out my card...and for letting me vent! Hope you have a great day, free & clear of your own pet peeves!


Katie Renz said...

Hi Erin,

Sorry I haven't come to visit in such a long time... I don't think I've seen you on PTI for a while or I keep missing you...

Anyway, cute cards as always. I just got the "Cute Critters" from CD stamps and it is definitely cute.

Take care.

Deb said...

This card is fabulous Erin, I love how you did the circle!! I can't understand why someone would want to type in the little tiny phone instead of just talking to the person!!

Jane said...

Very cute! Love the colors you used.

Your post made me think of my boss. He told me yesterday that his daughter only uses text messages for communication these days...she won't talk to him. Joys of a teenage daughter I guess. Luckily, I don't have one!


Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

What a neat card creation!

Kate said...

Cute card! Glad to be a part of the CDS team with you!