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!

19 comments:

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Oooooh, just look at all those In-Colours. Great card, Alex, and certainly good for another number!

Shannon McGann said...

Oh, I LOVE THIS! Love the big flower and the sparkly scallops! Beautiful! :)

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so pretty, love the colors and scallops

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Another great card, Alex!

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty! Love the big bloom and your background! Great card!

Heather P. said...

This is great! Love that huge flower! :)

Well Said Cards said...

I love that card! Your faux stitching turned out great. I need to try to do that more often - I have the SU! tools, I just never use them! TFS!

Nikki said...

Girl your on it this week! I still havn't even done one! Great job!! {smiles} :)

Rita said...

Cute card, Alex! Luv the colors.

So Sonya said...

That is stunning, love the colours!!

mum on the run said...

Love the big flower!! Great work Alex :)

dd2njoy said...

Absolutely lovely!!

Vicki said...

I love those colors together. Very pretty card.

Theresa said...

Hopefully you didn't melt and had a great time at your bbq!!! I love your flower!!!

Ashley Bowen said...

Oh Super Cute! I love the colors!! :o) HUGS! Ash~

www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

chelemom said...

A recipe for success for sure! Beeeeutiful!

stampingranny said...

Alex, Great card! Stampin' with the older SU sets is the best! I love them all! Love the picture of you darling! Hope it is cooling down a bit! Eat salads and veggies NOT Capt. Crunch silly! He he! Deb

Helen & Co. said...

Gorgeous card - love everything about it!

dasimonds said...

Beautiful Card.
Pretty colors..Pretty flower
Love the scallops !
Love the faux stitching too.