June 8, 2011
Pink and Chocolate for Christmas
Cosmopolitan Neapolitan, yummy strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. I've been waiting for a pink and brown color challenge and I found one with Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger. Yeah. My goal for this card was to find four challenges to create from. I don't mean looking afterwards for challenges that will apply to a card, but starting the creation with four sites in mind. This worked out well. My great sketch is from Mojo Monday #194. Christmas is covered by Jingle Belles - "Let It Sew, Let It Sew, Let It Sew". And lastly the Shabby Tea Room #65 is Technique Week and the challenge is to emboss.
I can't believe how long it took to put this card together. I beat myself up without realizing it because I cut these strips with the curved end. Most everyone else (including the sketch) replaced with punched circles or whatnot. Duh, Vicki. I learn as I go. I ended up searching through ALL my papers to find the combo. I can't remember all the titles, but all my paper is DCWV. While visiting Ewen Style one day, I saw this really cool medallion. Andrea uses a corner punch to create it with. After I checked out her tutorial I looked at a few You Tube tutorials and worked out my way to punch it. Funny, there are lots of ways...find your favorite. I layered two pieces and topped with an actual stamped sentiment. Ok, if you're new to my cards, I try to do most of my labels from the computer:) Stick on pearls, clear glitter, cuttlebug embossing, lots of sewing, pink, brown and white, a sketch, felt ribbon. I think I managed to meet my goal, and I'm happy with the results. My husband just called from the gold mine in Cripple Creek (away on another trip) and I was able to share with him that my seed packet card won two tops honors! Whee! I like card challenges.
Thanks for visiting with me, Bless you all. Vicki
UPDATE: This card won an Honorable Mention with The Shabby Tea Room. Honestly I'm amazed. My last four cards in a row have winnings. I'll be getting a blinkie soon from them.