Monday, April 12, 2010

Two Challenges -- Just For You

I played along with two challenges to create this card for my brother-in-law's birthday this week. First, I incorporated the colors from this challenge:

Then I added a bow for the this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner which you can find here:

The result is a birthday card that will probably arrive late. Here it is:

To create the image, I used two Hero Arts background stamp. First I stamped the main image using the Dots & Flowers. Then I punched a one-inch strip using the Stripes Pattern cling stamp. I just love making horizontal stripes. After punching a decorative border on the strip, I distressed all of the edges and inked with distress ink to give a "vintage-y" feel. After adding the ribbon, I attached the main panels to the card using foam dimensional squares. I added the sentiment and then inked the edges with Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream pigment ink. This is the first time I used PTI ink and let me tell you that it is the creamiest ink I have ever used. Can't wait to get it in other colors!

Thanks for looking!


Card Stock: Stampin' Up! (Kraft; Very Vanilla Naturals)

Stamps: Hero Arts (Dots & Flowers; Stripes Pattern: Happiness Messages)

Ink: Stampin' Up (Riding Hood Red); Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo); Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)

Patterned Paper: October Afternooon (Katie)

Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket (Honey Pie)

Punches: Stampin' Up! (Circle; Scallop Circle); Fiskars (Upper Crest)


Laural-Lee said...

Love this! Great use of wonderful paper and I love that ribbon! Love the distress feel to this card as well.

Sarah Gough said...

I love the colour combo and patterns on this, it's so warm! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cool card!!

Michele Gross said...

I love this! Everything about it is just wonderful! Great job nailing those colors! :)

Be(e) said...

Gorgeous card, Linda! That background stamping looks amazing and the ribbon is divine! Love haow you used the challenge colors!

Angela Mclean said...

GORGEOUS... the ribbon really makes it!
Angela xxx.

Mariana Grigsby said...

Such a pretty card, Linda! Thanks for playing along with us!