Sunday, January 24, 2010

Live Like You Mean It - Challenge

Are you enjoying your Sunday? It's been pretty lazy around here. Hubby had a day trip to St. Louis, so it's just me and the kids today. I stayed up VERY late again last night. I am such a night owl. I think it was 3:30am before I went to bed. I was really goofing off in my craft room, until the inspiration to make a card came over me.

When I saw the Play Date Cafe challenge I knew where my card was going to start. I had this card base with two patterned papers of Tempting Turquoise already mounted on the Whisper White base. A card that was never completed.
I really like stamping onto patterned paper, I've done it a few times and I've always been pleased with the results. It's a perfect way to work in some black. The solid flower image from Live Like You Mean It really turned out well. A solid image, but not too much black. I covered my seam with 5/8" Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon. I tried a new bow. Don't know what you call it. I don't know how others do it, but I used glue dots the wrangle the ribbon. Then, added my button with some embroidery thread. It was easy and there's not a huge "bump" to worry about if I mail it.

Now I'm off for a little football, helping daughter with her Science Fair project and hopefully more stamping!

7 comments:

  1. Oooo I do like this card! Deceptively simple. Great ribbon too. Glad the play date cafe colours proved such great inspiration ;)

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  2. I really need to try stamping on patterned paper more often, too. Those silhouette stamps look great on the turquoise!

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  3. This is beautiful -- love it!!

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  4. Very pretty card :) I'm from Iowa too :)

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  5. Really love card and great use of the colors!

    So glad you were able to play along with us at The Play Date Cafe Challenge

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  6. WOW! Fantastic color mix and the ribbon treatment is super... not so bulky when mailing! I never think to use black images on DP's... a must try for me! Enjoy your Sunday... only one week till Super Bowl Sunday!!!!! I already have a menu planned.. ha! :)

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