Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thrifty Tilda

Now this was a perfect time for this weeks Tilda & Co. Challenge make a card on a budget, to not spend more than $2.00 on a card. Well I have been cleaning and did make a promise to try and use up scraps. So here is my Tilda card on a Budget-

I started 1/2 of light green sheet of card stock, matted with a scrap of sage green card stock that I distressed and inked. The pattern paper is also a scrap, that i inked the edge. I picked one of my favorite Tilda's... shame huh - I have all the new Tildas from the stamp club and I went back to an old one. She just felt right for this card. I colored her with my Copics and white gel pen. I inked the edges, and matted with the same sage green distressed card stock. The twill ribbon, oh that was one of my bargains last week. Martha Stewart on the clearance rack! Yep 15 yards of twill ribbon for .99 cents! Good deal! The card that the sentiment, which is from a paper studio stamp, is also Martha Stewart and is a white deco place card that I inked with the same green ink as the words, they were on sale 30% and I used one of the 24 of them so not so pricey. The flowers are Primas from my stash, with Making Memories brad and jewelry spacers for centers. I stickled Tilda's wings and then decided the card needed a bit more so I went a little stickle crazy. Dotted it all around the sentiment, and on the corners.

So lets get my pricing together and see how I did

Card stock - .28 cents
Scraps - free
Twill Ribbon - hmmm I guess .05 cents
Martha place Card - .15 cents
Flowers - .20 cents
Brads - .20 cents
Spacers - .05 cents
Stickles - .05 cents.

Equals - .98 cents --- ok some of that I totally guessed at, but I think I am still safe under the $2.00 mark. Whew... glad I don't have to do that on every card!
Ok, Hubby is off getting supplies for the day and when he gets home we will be getting to work around here. So while he is gone, should I do some house work or blog surfing... he he off to visit some blogs! Have a great Wednesday and get inky!
HUGS and-


Rach said...

gorgeous card michelle, well done for keeping in the the colours on this one. hugs rachxx

Shary said...

Great looking card Michelle and all on a budget too.

Suzanne said...

Doesn't look like a budget card it is beautiful. Sue :o)

Camilla said...

Gorgeous green card Michelle!!:) That Tilda is the cutest, and your colouring is beautiful! Here is the link you asked for:
But that flower senter is sold out... But they will have them back soon.
Hugs, Camilla.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

I just love this stamp! You did a great job coloring to :)

ink'n'rubba said...

I love this Tilda and the others like her too! and your card certainly doesn't look like it cost under a dollar! it's glorious in green. hugs, annie x

gina said...

Lovely card, the green is very striking
Gina xxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Beautiful card Michelle and what a gorgeous colour scheme, Hugs, Nikki x

Mette said...

Just stunning. I love the image, the colours and lay-out. Just goes to show what can be achieved with all "our" left-overs.

Mette, UK

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh this is just precious dear I so love the color of the greens you used. Gorgeous dear

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so pretty. I just love that Tilda. Your dp is lovely.
kim x

Deb said...

This is so absolutely gorgeous, love the greens!! WOW!!

Dawn said...

Aww this is beautiful !