Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My Desk and a Quad Twisted Easel Card

I have to warn you.... I have a bunch of pictures today!  I know we're supposed to keep our Workdesk Wednesday post relatively short but I am quite proud of this card I made for our granddaughter's anniversary.  But I also want you to know this view of my workdesk is part of a great blog tour of desks assembled by Julia at the Stamping Ground.  Please pop over to her blog (link at the end of my post) and enjoy going around the world!

So my desk this week.  Not too busy, at least not as bad as last week!

I'm kinda between projects and starting to clean up so I can start again.  Lots of paper on both ends of my desk, work pad on top of my Scor-Pal and mat, ink, acrylic blocks, sanding block, tape...  Lots of goodies. I haven't straightened my desk in quite some time and it really needs it.  I have some projects I want to do on my Cricut and I need the room.

But now my card...  (And it was quite easy, just looks complicated.)

This is my card laying mostly flat. Our granddaughter and her hubby are "cowboys".  He works on a large ranch tending the cattle and she helps out at times moving them from pasture to pasture and also does competitive barrel racing. I did this sport occasionally when I had a horse but he was way too hyper and we would have our own private rodeo in the middle of the event.  I would be lucky to stay on or not have a wreck.

Here's the card open and looking down on it.  I used little die cuts for the things to hold the easels open.

Side 1.... the beginning of Happy Anniversary....

Side 2....

Side 3.... Anniversary....

And Side 4. I used up a lot of scraps and worked my Big Shot pretty hard doing die cutting.  Stamps are by lots of companies from The Angel Company to Art Impressions to Impression Obsessions to A|Muse Studios.  This card took about 3-4 hours to make but it was definitely a labor of love. I also taught this card as a class last week and my 3 students had a good time.  (They all rated me excellent on the teacher review that they had to fill out.)  I hope Christen and her husband, Sky,  like it.  It's also their birthdays about the same time so I'll be sending a package with all 3 cards.  By the way, I added a picture of the card open so they'd know how it's supposed to look when open.

So now, if you'd be so kind to leave a comment, please click HERE to head over to the Stamping Ground.  Be sure to get your favorite beverage as you can sure spend a lot of time looking around!  I generally check out about 20 or so blogs between today and Thursday or Friday.
( P.S. This posted late Tuesday evening so I'm just a bit early.)


RosA said...

WOW! That sure is a clever card! Have a good week,
RosA # 1

Monica said...

That font is sur pretty and hard to read.
love love your pop up card It is just fab. i plan to look at ot again tomorrow when hopefully the pollen os a little less active.
monica 5

Judys Lace Creations said...

That card looks very tricky.It's a great format, and could take many variations and styles.
Judy #19

Andrea said...

what a great card Carol,I dont think ive seen anything like it.. to advanced for my skills your granddaughter and hubby as "Cowboys" will be delighted with such personal touch.. wow ...well done. Have a great week ahead crafty hugs Andrea #17

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh a true labor of love. I always like to see the Western style, My brother is big into riding,so try to theme his cards with that.
Happy WOYWW and Enjoy a creative week #22

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh wow. I like the way you made this card. Very, very creative. And I bet the "cowboys" enjoyed it on their anniversary, too.

Have a great WOYWW from # 16.

sandra de said...

That is a stunning card, I love the detail you have added.
Sandra @28

Helen said...

The card looks just great, I hope your granddaughter and her hubby appreciated it. Happy WOYWW Helen 7

Neil said...

Good morning.
I'm trying to squeeze as many visits in as I can before work gets in the way. Thanks for sharing your little corner of creativity today. That is an amazing card!
Hope the rest of your week is a good one.
Neil #33

Eliza said...

Such a lot of work in that card and I am sure your Grand-daughter and her partner loves it. Thanks for sharing your work, it is interesting to see what people get up to each week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 32

Jackie said...

What a great card design!!!
I have not seen one quite like that before!
Jackie 18

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

That certainly looks to be a very complicated card to put together, but i suppose that, like most things, just working through it one bit at a time will work. Thank you for sharing it with us all. xx Maggie #24

Glittered Paws said...

OMG - absolutely "brilliant" - talk about a work of LOVE - I am sure this will be a treasure for them.

Winnie said...

Wow, that is an amazing card! I am sure she loved it! What a great shape and interactive look. I love "The Pioneer Woman" and her style, but as a New Yorker, I never have been on a horse, but love the idea of it. Just chicken! Winnie#64

Tertia said...

That it some card! I am sure your granddaughter loved it and will cherish it for a long time.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #83

Krisha said...

Really a clever card!
Krisha #26

lisa said...

You have every right to be proud of that card, it's gorgeous and really clever.
Hugs Lisax #53

Julia Dunnit said...

I think you make the card look easy because its so beautifully done, and you're being modest! It's fab, bet your grand daughter will be chuffed to pieces! Your desk looks pretty tidy already to me,but what do I know..except hmm....do you really put your cricut on there or have you got a 'satellite' table too?

glitterandglue said...

Stunning card. Well done! It does indeed look complicated - I'll take your word for it that it was easy...
Have a great week.
Margaret #52

Robyn said...

Such a fun card. I'm proud you are my neighbor this week!
My tags are bookmarks and I do enjoy using them.
Robyn 5

Anonymous said...

Bummer, I spent ages writing a nice comment then got a 504 Error and it disappeared! Now you're going to have to put up with a not so nice comment, lol!! Beautiful card, well worth the effort, can't quite imagine you barrel racing!! Thanks for the birthday wishes, the weather isn't as cold as it was thankfully.

Brenda 74

trisha too said...

Carol, you may say that card isn't complicated, but I'm having a hard time believing you!!!

It reminds me of pop-up books, so much fun!

Thank you for stopping by this woyww!
#87 this week with
transfer images

Spyder said...

I'm amazed at your card and even more amazed how tidy your deck is after making it! (I'd been worse than I am now!) Have a very Crafty week! Happy WOYWW?!

okienurse said...

great looking desk Carol but I am WOW'd by the card. Love the colors and I have never see a quad card before. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #99

Annie said...

I can see why you wanted to show us your card....it's amazing. Aren't you clever. I love it.
A x # 44

Kyla said...

Oh my that is a very clever technical card! Love you "Joy" card with a colour twist too.

Thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla #30

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Carol, for redirecting to the quad card! Wow! What a find!
More later. Off to a funeral of a former student. . . just hit papers to day and funeral is today. Thankfully DH with GGF for duration.
Keep Looking UP!