September 3, 2007
ANOTHER CHALLENGE CARD
Good afternoon all! I hope you are enjoying the extra day off this week! It is as hot as blazes here! I am going to a friends house later this afternoon for a barbecue and I am looking forward to that since I have been living on Cap'n Crunch and PBandJ - LOL! When you by yourself, cooking is not something you are motivated to do - at least I am not. So, it will be fun. But first, I have a card to share! I decided to do another one for Beate's sketch challenge using Big Blooms - I know it's retired, but I really like it and only got to use it once since I signed up as a demo a couple of months before the retired list came out. So, here it is. I made a square card using Purely Pomegranate as my base, then layered it with Blue Bayou and DP Outlaw. I used my ticket corner punch and then paper pierced faux stitching all around the edges using my mat stack, outlining it with Not Quite Navy Stampin Write marker. I used another piece of Purely Pomegranate cardstock and scalloped the edges using my slit punch - love this tool! I stamped the giant flower from Big Blooms in Purely Pomegranate classic ink, cut it out, and popped it up on dimensionals. For the stem and leaves, I used Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon. I also added four brads to the corners. The sentiment is from the hostess set Vases in Vogue which I stamped on Blue Bayou cardstock in Black Stazon ink, punched it out with my small oval punch, and attached it with a piece of hodgepodge hardware. I also added a little bit of dazzling diamonds to my scallops with liquid glue for some pop! I like the way this card came out and I hope you enjoy it too! All the current SU! ingredients for this card are highlighted and can be found in the new catty. I decided I liked the way Beate spelled out her ingredients in her post and wanted to try this instead of writing it all at the end - I will probably switch off depending on my mood! Thanks Beate! Now, off to barbecue - YUM!