Friday, February 5, 2010

I Pimped My Own Card!!!!

Over the coming weeks I will show you some versatile layouts or cards that with a tweak (aka to the hip crowd and young folk as "pimping") here or there can make an amazing difference.
I found this card on SCS some time ago and thought it a great layout for a masculine card. So with it I did this

then this.....

and then pimped it slightly again and did this....

Whether I changed the colour palate or added a sentiment...each was a smidge different. 3AM a week or so back (cause yeah...that's when ur brain is turning to crafty ideas....) I had the idea for a colour combo of River Rock and Chocolate Chip. From that early morning epiphany...came this incarnation of the same idea....

Based on the same premise of the birthday card I did for my Dad a couple of posts back (here) I used the SU Weathered BGS to do the base, then stamped the "flourish" over the top. I was sooooooooo happy with the look. I then decided to add a sentiment. I used the FAB Amy R "Birthday Sentiments" set and the SU word window punch. I also used a narrower ribbon. I am still amazed at how different this card looks compared to its original predecessor.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, River Rock (now retired).
Ink: As above.
Paper: (SU) Windsor Knot DSP, Holiday Harmony (now retired), Blue generic (fm stash), Gold Stardream.
Stamps: Carte Postale (SU), Amy R - Birthday Sentiments.
Other: SU Word Window Punch, SU Choc Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, other brown, olive and navy ribbons fm stash.

If you have a fave fall back card...see what you can do to pimp it up a bit.

Lynda xx


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Am shocked, Lynda! "Pimped" indeed!!! I hadn't heard that term referring to card making before!!! :wink: But ... it does sound a little more exciting than "tweaking"! Great job ... and I think my fav is the River Rock/Chocolate Chip. Hope the humidity isn't getting you down! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Trust you to use the term "pimped" - LOL. I'm with Andrea on my fave - think it's the added weathered background - or maybe it's just the thought of you coming up with the idea at 3am - thay's when you KNOW you're and addict!!!! What IS IT that they put in the ink?!?!?!

Sonia G said...

You are a great "pimp"! or should it be "pimper"?
I love the simplicity of these cards - yet they look so elegant.
Well done.
P.S. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Deanne Wilkinson said...

Hi Lynda, these are all great cards. The River Rock/Choc Chip combo is very effective (I miss River Rock)! Nice to see Carte Postale being used too.

Leonie said...

Oh i so miss this set and love the cards you've made with it. I love river rock with choc chip but then i love just about anything with choc chip!

Cheryl said...

WOW these are fabulous,so simple yet so classy!!!

Tanya Kitto said...

hey there Lynda, love your cards. Amazing how you can change the look of a card just by changing the colour :)
Hugs Tan xox

steph said...

I like it alot! Love the River Rock and choc chip they are gorgeous! can't see what else you pimp!! What a great layout to! Steph X