Friday, March 26, 2010

Forest Friends and Picture This Card

Today's card is made for Blogger's Challenge # 144, a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch our challenge "mom" Lisa gave us to use.  I thought it was a difficult sketch but it could be I just had so many interruptions while working on this that I couldn't get my mojo going for long at a time!!


For my card today, I chose the flower pattern from the Tall Tales Designer Series Paper.  I haven't actually used it before but have always liked it and I like the color scheme of Brilliant Blue, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and So Saffron.  I chose to make the card base of So Saffron and Brilliant Blue for the full layer.  I can't tell you how long it's been since I've used Brilliant Blue but I LOVE it!  I ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder to give it some fun texture.

I decided to use a heart shape instead of the half-round, so I stamped the heart image from the Sweetheart set onto a So Saffron dotted piece of the Tall Tales DSP and cut it out with my Paper Snips. 

I cut a strip of the fun flowers from the DSP and layered it onto Rose Red, then tied a grosgrain ribbon toward the right end.  Then I stamped the owl from the Forest Friends set in Chocolate Chip onto yet another pattern of this DSP, a subtle Saffron stripe and punched it out with the 1" circle punch.  This was layered onto the 1 1/4" circle punch of Old Olive and applied to the card with a Dimensional.

I chose to use the right horizontal strip as my greeting piece;  I stamped the greeting from Picture This, the Level 1 Hostess Set in the Occasions Mini, in VersaMark onto Rose Red cardstock, added White Embossing Powder and heated it with the Heat Tool.  This was punched out with the Modern Label Punch
 and adhered with Dimensionals.

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Thanks for dropping by today!  Have a great weekend!

Margaret

18 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Great colors for this weeks sketch, lovin' that DSP!

BarbaraW said...

I love how you interpreted the sketch. The heart is so pretty and the colors rock. The designer paper is gorgeous.

Basement Stamper said...

Love that paper you used and I adore the sentiment!

Shelly Schmidt said...

That is such a cute card- I love the heart and love the DSP you used.

Ida P. Krause said...

Great card. Love your owl and the cute sentiment that matches. The use of the heart for the focal image was a great idea.

GCgirl said...

Love the bright colors and the way you incorporated so many of the great new SU products!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is just too cute Margaret! Love these colors! :D

Claudia said...

I think your card turned out really cute!

Tami Black said...

Margaret, I have this set and haven't even mounted it! I keep seeing you all do such cute things with it that perhaps I should try something. I love this card and the heart with the border is darling! Your interpretation of the sketch rocks!

Selene Kempton said...

Simply gorgeous! I LOVE the color combination.. this is very striking! Excellent job!

Lisa said...

Love the bright color combo and the play on words in your greeting!

Lisa Bohler said...

I really like that you used a heart for the main image and the combination of stamps is really cute!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Very nice!! I really like the stamps and combinations of the stmaps with papers.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Too cute!! Like how you used the big heart!! Never thought to use it that way!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great challenge, and luv those colors!

MJ said...

Love the heart, great idea for that spot! Well done.

Lori said...

Great card! Love the bold colors and your use of the label punch for the sentiment.

Rachel Hope said...

Pretty!

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