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DT Case – Corrosive Challenge #88

Hi everyone! Whew! I made it through my first month on Janet’s Corrosive Challenge Blog Design Team. For this week, we were to case a card from a member of the Design Team. I was flipping through Michelle’s blog, *Ink*satiable Stamper (LOVE that name), and was totally blown away by her handiwork. You have GOT to check it out!! There were so many gorgeous cards to choose from – I had a hard time picking just one. Here is the card I chose to case:

I loved everything about Michelle’s card. The patterned paper is beautiful, her image was awesome and the ribbon treatment was really cool! Here is my similar, yet slightly different, case:

So, here are the things I changed:
1) the patterned paper and card stock colours
2) tree stamp and sentiment
3) one less layer under the trees
4) I added some texture to the squares under the main image with a cuttlebug embossing folder
5) I added another layer to the sentiment tag
6) omitted the rhinestones on the bottom right

Here is my recipe:
Card Stock – 110 lb. cream, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake (both SU)
Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye
Stamps – Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes (both SU)
Ink – Garden Green, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (all SU)
Accessories – Spellbinders Labels, Argyle CB EF, Mat Pak (SU), gold satin ribbon

I hope I did Michelle’s card even a little bit of justice! I can tell you, I’ll be perusing through her blog a little longer to find other stunning cards for my own inspiration. That’s all for now! Thanks for visiting.

Donna

October 31, 2010 at 11:58 am 2 comments

Shabby Christmas

I recently bought more patterned paper (I know I didn’t need it, but…) and wanted to try it right away and I hadn’t made a card for Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC97) in ages, so what a great marriage this was! Here is Mercy’s great sketch for the week:

I totally fell in love with the Petite Papers “Holiday Collection – Home for the Holidays and Winter’s Wings” package as well as a few others that I found on the Stamp-by-Step website. They were all on sale, so I did a bulk buy!! Here is what I came up with today:

It’s very late, so my picture is a little dark. I rarely use my sewing machine to add stitching/zig-zagging to my cards, but for some reason, it called to me today. I’m kind of glad that I did it. Here is the card recipe:

Card Stock: 110 lb. cream, SU’s Cherry Cobbler & Bermuda Bay
Patterned Paper: Petite Papers – “Home for the Holidays & Winter’s Wings
Stamp Set: SU’s Occasional Quotes (Hostess)
Ink: SU’s Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Spellbinders Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles, satin ribbon, sewing machine, red self-adhesive rhinestones, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look! Your comments are always greatly appreciated.

Donna

October 27, 2010 at 12:02 am 2 comments

Corrosive Challenge Blog – Halloween Theme

This week’s challenge over at the Corrosive Challenge Blog (#87) is to create a card with a Halloween theme or a card using orange and black. I made my card using a digital image from this month’s sponsor – Robyn’s Fetish.

I had a lot of fun making this card. I used a sketch from Mercy Kerin over at Lord Have Mercy. Here is my card recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey and My Mind’s Eye
Image – Robyn’s Fetish Digital Pumpkin
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers, Early Espresso, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories – SU punches, Nestabilities, self-adhesive orange rhinestones, dimensionals

Sorry for being late with this post – I was out of town all weekend and was on the road for work today. I hope to post again soon! Thanks for looking!

October 26, 2010 at 12:00 am 2 comments

Clean & Simple Season’s Greetings

I haven’t had a whole lot of mojo over the past few weeks, so haven’t posted much. Since I picked up a few new stamp sets yesterday, that helped! I had enough energy to make one more card today. I decided to take a look at the Clean & Simple challenge. I absolutely love these challenges! Since I have gravitated away from making really complicated cards, these sketches are perfect! Here is this week’s sketch:

I had coloured the poinsettia earlier in the day and was thinking about cutting it out, but hesitated in case I wanted to use a Spellbinder nestie. Well, I’m glad I didn’t use a nestie, because I ended up cutting it out since it fit perfectly with this sketch! Here is what I came up with – I really did try to keep it clean & simple (except I can see that the left side of my card needs more adhesive so it doesn’t lift up):

Here are the details”

Card Stock: 110 lb. white
Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye red, “unknown” light green
Stamps: SU sentiment, Poinsettia by Rosewood Canada for Frogs Wiskars Ink
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Various Copic Markers
Accessories: 7/8″ green satin ribbon, corner rouncer, dimensionals

That’s all for now – thanks for looking!

Donna

October 18, 2010 at 12:04 am 3 comments

Easy Sketch

I was blog hopping today since I am feeling flu-ish and didn’t feel like doing anything else. I found this easy sketch at Butternut Sage Designs and thought I could manage this. Here is the sketch:
The challenge called for a dark mat background and a lighter card base. I have to admit, I had to make this card twice because I didn’t like the way the colours turned out the first time. This is what I eventually came up with:

Here is my recipe:

Card Stock: So Saffron, Early Espresso, Glossy White
Ink: SU markers in So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Soft Suede & Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Happy Birthday Sentiment, Chinese Flowers 2 by Local King Rubber Stamp
Accessories: Brown satin ribbon, spellbinders tag die, yellow self-adhesive rhinestones

Thanks for having a look today!

Donna

October 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm 2 comments

Corrosive Challenge #86 – Get rid of the White

Our challenge over at Corrosive Challenge Blog this week was to make a card that did not include white! Well, I’m a huge fan of white, so I had to really think about this one. I decided on a really simply layout and scheme for my card this week. My son needed a birthday card for a friend, so this is what I came up with:

My recipe is as follows:

Card Stock: More Mustard, Baroque Blue and Brilliant Blue (SU)
Stamps: All Holidays (SU) and Star Prints (Paper Trey Inc.)
Ink: More Mustard and Brilliant Blue, Momento Tuxedo Black
Patterned Paper: “Masculine” by Jayne Bentley for Dovecraft
Accessories: Distress Tool and Star Punches (all SU), button, gold cord

Pretty simple! Thanks for having a look today.

Donna

October 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

Corrosive Challenge #85 – Sketch time

Wow – October is flying by! I’m having my Thanksgiving dinner this evening and in order to get prepared, I’ll have to make this post a short one! This is the Corrosive Challenge #85 – a pretty neat sketch:

At first I wasn’t sure what to do with those circles on the side, but as I was looking through my spellbinders, I thought I could layer them with a die from a pendant set and this is what I came up with:

Here are the details:
Card Stock – 110 lb. Cream, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede
Patterned Paper – Cappella by Basic Grey
Ink – Early Espresso by Stampin’ Up!
Stamp Set – Sincere Salutations by Stampin’ Up!
Accessories – Lace Ribbon, Blue Velvet Ribbon, Spellbinders Renaissance Hearts Pendant, Spellbinders, Rectangle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, self-adhesive pearls, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look! Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian viewers!

Donna

October 10, 2010 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

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