Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Political Statement in Green and Black

Let me just go ahead and apologize if anyone is offended by the political statement on my card. I have met some Congressmen and they all seemed very nice; however, as a whole, I am unimpressed recently. I am a huge Mark Twain fan, and I just ran across this quote and had to use it somehow. I thought these Dilly Bean dunce cap skeletons would be perfect paired with the quote. This week's Dilly Bean challenge is to use green and black on your card. I love the colors together! Here is the link if you are interested in playing.

To make my card, I used a lovely card designed by StampingQueenJar who is the 102nd Queen for the Day/Week on SplitCoast Stampers. Judy makes the most amazing cards. Her work is so detailed and so pretty - she adds some gorgeous touches to everything she makes. Judy, I tried to capture the same attention to detail in my card, and I kept your basic sketch (a fun one) - I really didn't change much..ha..ha...ha..Here is Judy's lovely card - you really must see it.

You know how cards sometimes get out of hand? Well, the Dilly Beans Challenge was to make a green and black card. I started out doing that...but after I selected by greens, I picked brown to go with them. After I had all my pieces ready to go, I realized that I didn't use black paper. So then I had to sponge all my brown pieces and make them black. I love how it came out so maybe it was a good thing.

This card is going to my Mother. She loves to talk politics with me - my husband says we are arguing, but we know different. She is going to love this one!!!!

Hugz to all!

Things I used:

Dilly Beans Dunce Cap Skeleton Digital Image
CB embossing folder (don't recall the name but it was for Halloween)
We R Memory Keepers eyelet setter (to make the embossed circles on the side of the main bg panel
SU! Cardstock: Old Olive and Chocolate Chip (which I sponged with Stazon Black Ink to make black)
Hobby Lobby Kraft Cardstock
Creative Memories and SU! designer paper
Ranger Distressed Stickles in Star Dust
Unknown Spiderweb sticker (probably Jolee)
Scrap pile star
SU! Markers and Blender Pen


  1. Glad you and your mom can have great political "conversations" ;) You have such a long drawn out process in the US I can see why people have lots to talk about.

  2. Great and unique card Nancy..:) simply love it..

  3. This is so cool! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans! :)

  4. Too funny and you are so right about you and Mom--but to outsiders and husbands it does sound a little like arguing LOL. Great idea for the card, you did great.

  5. Great card and very apt for most political systems (IMO!!) Love the muted greens with the brown/black and a great image too :)

  6. Wonderful and I had never heard that quote before, but I certainly will be passing it on to my friends here in Australia. Soooo true. Good one Mark Twain

  7. Wonderful use of this image, and love the quote.


  8. This is just fabulous! I love the skullies all dressed in green! We are so glad to have you join us at Dilly Beans Challenges! Happy Crafting - MelissaO

  9. Dunce caps????? HAHAHHA You're too funny, Nancy. And, that sentiment...hehee I can talk politics with people but only if they're on my side. Otherwise, I get a bit fired up....kwim? Cool card!!!

  10. that is such a cute card. I think the sentiment is perfect for the occasion. no offense here whatsoever. I like it

  11. ROTFLMAO! Great card and I love your embellies! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. xxD