Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Lately I have really been admiring the cards with all the different flower elements.  I have wanted to try one but have always put it off.  As I was looking through challenges (and being completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of challenges out there) I found Cute Card Thursday .  The sketch they have posted for the challenge is exactly what I have been wanting to do.  But it was truly the hardest challenge because it was out of my comfort zone.  I used several different patterned papers, I matted and layered (which I am usually in too big of a hurry to do), and I used flowers with different patterns... As I have said before I have a hard time mixing and matching patterns.  I also entered the card into the Catered Crop Challenge which gave the following "recipe" for a card (I highlighted what I accomplished)
  • Pattern Paper – Go Crazy with Patterns!
  • Colors – Anything Goes! Mix and match, try some black accents
  • Stamps Aprons, images from the kitchen or cupcakes
  • Color Mediums – Prisma Pencils, pens (like Sharpies or Jelly Roll), black ink, distress inks
  • Embellishments – pearls, ribbon, rickrack
  • Misc. Supplies – Puff Paints, Glossy Accents, ModPodge
  • Tools border punches or die cuts (or use paper trims)
  • Techniques – mixing patterns, coloring with Prisma pencils
  • Theme – cooking or cupcakes
  • Shapes – Squares -the card is square
Stamps:  MelJen Cheery Cherry; Paper: DCWV The Grade School Stack, Wassau Paper (white CS), Ink: DickBlick Studio Markers, PrismaColor Pencils w/Gamsol, Souffle Gel Pen White; Accessories: die cuts from Silhouette, Queen and Co. Ribbon and rhinestones, brads (unknown)


Linda McClain said...

What you talkin' about - challenged with patterns. Girlfriend, this is fantastic! I love your take on our challenge. You did an amazing, amazing, amazing job. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Catered Crop and for the sweet shout out.

Rachel Hope said...

YUM!!! Super card!! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely adorable! I must check out these digital stamps! :D