Monday, October 4, 2010

Color Cue {8} Challenge Plus Stamping Vacation DT: Have You Tried Challenge

The WPlus9 Design Studio blog's Color Cue {8} challenge has such terrific colors! I originally made the following card for it, as well as for Stamping Vacation's Have You Tried Challenge where one is required to have a border of buttons. Hopefully, this qualifies since it's not quite a full border! ;) However, I did not care for how the stamped background turned out and so I hit the craft desk again (see below).

I made this one instead for the Color Cue {8} challenge and prefer it much more.

The inspiration came from one of the Color Cue {8} challenge participant's blogs! The 2nd card on this post from The Mango Boys and Me inspired strips of embossed paper sewn to the card as well as the "centerpiece" of the card. Thank you, Lynn!

{Supplies--all PTI unless noted}

Happy Birthday, Crafty Girl!
  • Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel, Stamper's Select
  • Stamps: Studio Style, Vintage Labels 5 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
  • Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Mango Madness (VersaMagic), Versamark
  • Dies: Labels 5 (Spellbinders)
  • Ribbon: Harvest Gold grosgrain
  • Buttons: Lemon Tart (colored with YR23 Copic marker)
  • Other Tools: Big Bite and 2 eyelets (We R Memory Keepers), Stardust gel pen (Sakura)
Happy Belated Birthday
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select, Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel, Harvest Gold
  • Patterned Paper (envelope liner): 2009 Bitty Dot Basics (Simply Chartreuse)
  • Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments, gift image (Recollections)
  • Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Mango Madness (VersaMagic)
  • Ribbon: Scarlet Jewel Bitty Dot
  • Dies: Mat Stack 3, A2 Envelope Liner
  • Embossing Folders (all Cuttlebug): Swiss Dots, Polka Dots, Seeing Spots
  • Other Tools: sewing machine


Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE your framed sentiment, on your first take, Dana! And the way you offset and stitched those paper strips on a simple, white background, on your second take, is superb!

Dana said...

Thanks, Jinny! I was thinking about taking the framed sentiment off of the first card and putting it on another but I didn't have time before I had to give it to the recipient! ;)

Elise said...

THESE are BOTH gorgeous! BOTH are SUCH a festival of WHY this color palette is soooooo wonderful - you've done some TERRIFIC stamping, indeed. Frankly, because I'm greedy {!hee hee!} I'm just glad you shared them... Much to be inspired by, here! Wahooooooo!