Inchies to long cards

Cathe Holden had some incredible vintage animals available on her blog that I thought would be perfect for inchies, so I converted them to black and white images and printed out a full sheet of them.  A full sheet is an awful lot of inchies (over 50!), so I had plenty to spare, so I decided that I could use some of them on an ATC.  after I put them on an ATC, I decided that I didn't really like the ATC by itself as much as I would like it as a focal point on a card, so eventually I ended up with this:

I like to make long cards, 8 1/2 by 3 3/4 inchies, because I like to mail ATCs in them.  It's important to me when I make these long cards that they aren't too thick by themselves, because they are containing a lot of thickness in the ATCs.  Anyway, whoever gets this card either will have a nice long card, an ATC, or six inchies.  This card has two TJ techniques on it - Pencil Highlights (on the inchies - click to see full size), and Faux Stitching on the background paper.  While I was at it, I put together a second one.
Inchies make such fun embellishments!

Challenges covered:
Paper Sundaes - masculine
Stacey - pumpkin, mustard, paprika, vanilla (those aren't SU names, but...)
The Stamp Man - masculine
Sassy Studio - Autumn
Fab n Funky - clean and simple
Creative Card Crew - punches (I punch my inchies with a square punch)

Now, to mail out some ATCs...

Juliet Arrighi


Chris said...

Wow...I love these images and you are right, they are PERFECT for a card. Really great Juliet!

Fiona said...

great colours in this card...I'm sure any man would love them.Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Teresa Kline said...

fabulous...great design and colors...I see you are from Virginia, so I'm I...I follow and save all Virginia blogs in hopes of one day having a get together...have a super week!

I would luv for you to check out my blog if you have time.

enjoy *~*

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- love this card- the technique really 'pops' the images and I love the 2nd card so much....maybe one of these beauties will still be left over when I send in ATC's.......! Looks like you found a few challenges to join in on!

Sara said...

Love it! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

Danise said...

You were definatly right,they look great this way...good enough to sell! For Sure.I don't know which one I like the best...maybe the second?

Michele said...

i love the way you use the inchies! so versatile. thanks for sharing your beautiful work. xo

Sharon said...

These are great, have a set of inchies and never know what to do with them.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to ee you again next time.
Sharon x

andrea said...

gorgeous cards,love all the detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Pattie said...

Very nice - I love the tall card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our boys/men challenge!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Great card, and I love the inches!! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes!!


Karina said...

This is a wonderful card you made. I think inchies are perfect for a male card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our boys/men challenge!
Love from
Karina DT PS

Christina said...

These are such sweet cards! The vintage animal images are really lovely, and they make fabulous inchies! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Stacey Schafer said...

pretty! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!