Monday, February 18, 2008

One of a Kind & Be Happy: TSSC #5

Whew! I just got back last night after having been out of town all week and I was eager to get my card made for Mary Jo's Technostamper's weekly Sketch Challenge!

I used two of the designs from the beautiful Ginger Blossoms Designer Paper over a base of Soft Sky cardstock (8x8" folded to 8x4"). I love the tall design on the paper on the right side but hadn't used it until now; I thought this sketch just called out for it! The colors in the papers are Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava and River Rock. I liked the River Rock with it but it just didn't offer much contrast so I went with the Soft Sky since blue is the complimentary color of orange (coral) and gave it more punch. It is, however, still a soft look.

To make the zig-zag edge, I adhered my two layers together using Dotto temporary adhesive, then using my 3/4" square punch, went down the edge punching half the square on the diagonal. I took them apart and readhesived them leaving a small border of the Soft Sky showing. It was VERY "easy-peasy" and gives quite a different look and use for the square punch. I just love my SU punches--they are so versatile!

Sets: One of a Kind, Be Happy (sentiment)
Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Cameo Coral, and Very Vanilla cardstocks; Ginger Blossoms Designer papers
Inks: Cameo Coral, Blue Bayou, Real Red, Really Rust Classic
Accessories: 3/4" square, BoHo Blossoms punches, Dimensionals, Ice Square Rhinestone Brads, Silver mini brads, Soft Sky Stitched Grosgrain ribbon

Here's the sketch for this week (the butterfly is part of Mary Jo's watermark, not part of the sketch).

You can join the sketch challenge too! Just make your card using the sketch as your pattern, upload it on the web somewhere (your blog, Splitcoast (put TSSC5 in the title), Webshots, etc.) then leave a link to your card on either mine or Mary Jo's blog. Or if you don't want to do that, you can still take the challenge and make a card using the sketch as your guide! It's fun, motivating and non-fattening too! : )

Thanks for dropping by! Hope to "see" you again soon!

Margaret

10 comments:

MJ said...

WOW! Beautiful. I love all the colors. And that stamp from Be Happy is sooooo perfect for this layout! Great job. Thanks so much for playing Margaret.

leenda said...

This is one AWESOME piece of artwork Margaret!

Kerry said...

ooooh! aaaah! Margaret, this is pulchritudinous! it truly is!

Pat Huntoon said...

That is just beautiful, Margaret.

Basement Stamper said...

Great card Margaret! I love the sentiment on it, I need to use that set more often.

Karen said...

I love this!! great card all around - the colors, pp, the clever use of the square punch, the cut out flowers - EVERYTHING!! very nice!!

Adair said...

This is beautiful, Margaret!

laurie serino said...

This is georgous !!! I got that "tree" paper and thought how am I gonna use that ! This long tall card is perfect for it-great job !!

Valerie Byrnes said...

What a lovely card.The color combo is devine! And thanks for the tip on making a zig zag border.

Amber Porter said...

Great card. Love the color combo!

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