Saturday, June 26, 2010

Challenging Me

Happy Saturday!

I've always wanted to join a blog challenge, but for one reason or another, I've never actually done it.  That's all about to change this week, though, because I'm joining the Tuesday Challenge, Spots & Dots, over at  I thought this challenge was the perfect opportunity to use some of the many supplies I have accumulated in my craft room and get a head start on a card for my friend Kristi's bachelorrette party next month.  Right now there isn't a single Stampin' Up! product on the card other than adhesive, but after I place my order from the new catalog (!!!) I will probably use my new tag punch to add a sentiment.

Here's the card:
The card is a standard A2 size, cut from a pink Bazzill cardstock.  The layer is Core'dinations Black Magic with a pink core embossed with the Cuttlebug Spots & Dots folder (I didn't even realize the name of the challenge matched the name of the folder when I decided to to use this!) and lightly sanded with a nail file.  The flower is cut from the Walk in My Garden Cricut cart in off-white Bazzill Bling at 3 1/2", 3", and 2 1/2" (four times for each size).  I messed with the petals to get them to stand up a bit.  The ribbon and button are random selections from my stash. 

So that's it!  Pretty simple, but I like the way it turned out and I got to try something new with the flower.  I think next time I use this technique I will use a lighter weight cardstock.

Before you go, I'd like to know what three things are at the top of your crafting wishlist.  My wishlist is pretty long, but the expensive three would have to be: a rockin' new printer that does it all (photos, cardstock, paper); a Gypsy; and a box full of all of the items I've marked with green post-it flags in the new catalog--especially the Elements of Style stamp set.  I love that thing!   


Stampinwithdeborah said...

Love the flower. So pretty.

ScrappingStephanie said...

This card is amazing. I just love what you did with the flower. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am following you too now:).


Mari AKA Momo said...

Hey there!!! Are you kidding me with this flower! It is beautiful! I love the papers you used! Thanks for joining my challenge! XOXO Momo

Ruthie said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful card! That is the coolest flower!

Ruthie :)

joeygirl86 said...

Great card! I love the embossing, it adds so much! tfs!

Maxine said...

Love your card!

Rhonda Emery said...

your card is beautiful. I became a follower.

Queen Bea Scraps said...

Wow, I love your 'Challenging Me' card. Great job!

I'm following from SC.

Sheri - confessed craftaholic said...

Love that flower. Following you through SC. I'm #380 on the list. Happy stamping!