Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Week 1 Online Card Class Color Combo (Monday's challenge)

I have not really been making many cards for the past few months (just really focusing on scrapbooking instead). Since scrapbooking is my first crafty love, I was ok with that, but there is just one problem!! My card stash has been dwindling. And I really do love to make cards, so I was ecstatic when I won a spot in Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner's Online Summer Card Camp through Betsy Veldman's blog-all of these ladies are so super talented and inspiring! I am so excited to try new techniques, color combos, and more, and fill my card stash back up, hopefully with some beautiful cards!!
Here is the Color Combo we were given for this week:

Here is my card for the challenge:

The inside is stamped with the sentiment, "Have a Fabulous Birthday". This color combo is not at all what I would have normally used, but I love how it turned out! Most of the supplies used came from the kit I put together for myself for June (see details HERE ). I started with a white card base, added a scrap of blue patterned paperstock from Making Memories, a leftover scrap of DCWV Mango Frost glitter paper, along with purple and hot pink cardstock strips which I punched with my Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, and layered (kind of reminds me of ruffles). Then I tied a piece of hand-dyed shabby seam binding (purple) around the top of the colored papers, and made a double bow, stamped and fussy cut some stems  and leaves with the Basic Grey stamp set from my June kit and Martha Stewart pigment ink, added tiny pearls to the flower centers, and then I took a hot pink Prima rose and added it to the top of the bow and leaves. And just like that, I have used up some scraps and made a birthday card(which I never have enough of) for my stash!
What do you think? you like it? Leave me a comment, and before you leave my blog, check out my giveaway HERE.Thanks for visiting with me today!


  1. Beautiful card. Love the punched borders

  2. Wonderful card! I almost make a ruffle card for the new challenge myself! I really enjoy that style and think they are fun to make.

    Your punch style is lovely and now i have a new one I shall have to add to my wish list!!

    Thanks for sharing!! See you at Camp!!


  3. You won a place? Oh, you lucky thing! I looked at doing this class but I'm on holiday and don't think I'll have time. I'm going to enjoy seeing what you make though!

  4. I'm with Sian - You lucky thing! Sian told me about the class and i entered several comps to win a place (no luck for me though!)! I will look forward to seeing your beautiful creations in place of actually being there myself! This is a gorgeous start.

  5. Lucky you! I think your card is beautiful

  6. So pretty! The fussy cutting is wonderful and I love your hand dyed seam binding.

  7. This is gorgeous - enough said!

  8. Beautiful! Love how you layered the boarders on the bottom of the card. Great job!

  9. Lovely. :-) I love the ruffled look at the bottom, and that shabby seam binding at the top. that flower is GORGEOUS! And the patterns and textures you have are great. Very nice! ;-)


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