Thursday, May 8, 2008

Triple Play

For all of you wondering, no, I am not talking about baseball!! For my card today, I tried to combine three different challenges. Don't know how well I did, but I like it!! First, I started with the color challenge on SCS this week which was to use Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. Then I used the sketch challenge on SCS, which you can see here. Finally I decided to do today's ways to use it challenge to use chipboard. Since I hadn't ever used it before today, it was quite the adventure for me!! My flowers are by Maya Road and I bought them at the Paper Pretties store. I started by covering the flowers with some SU DSP from the Lovely Lilac pack and also the Prints Pack. After they had dried, I sanded and sponged the edges and added rhinestone brads for the flower centers. On the big flower, the center was too big for just the brad, so I added a large eyelet. The circles(which were part of the sketch) were cut out using my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. To make the flower stems and add the bow at the bottom, I used celery grosgrain. I used my paper piercer(and new template-Thanks Jody!!) to make the holes in the corners of the card, main image panel, and sentiment panel. One of my holes ended up too big, so I added a small rhinestone brad to each corner. I also used my swiss dots folder on the main white panel too. Normally I don't combine challenges, but I was anxious to get stamping, but completely exhausted. I mean, if the colors, sketch, and embellishments are basically chosen for you, you don't have to use your brain!!LOL!!
stamps-All Holidays
paper-Certainly Celery DSP and CS, Lovely Lilac DSP and CS, Pretty in pink, Pearlescent White, and Prints Pack
ink-Black Stazon, Lovely Lilac and Pretty in Pink
tools-Maya Road Blossoms, rhinestone brads, big eyelets, celery grosgrain,
In all my excitement from this weekend, and exhaustion from this weekend, I forgot to share this super cute gift that was waiting for me on my pillow when I got to the hotel!! It is from Melanie(mel mel) and it was filled with the goodies you see here!! She used the set she designed for Gina K., What's In Your Tin? to decorate it!! Thanks Melanie for the super cute gift, I really appreciate it!! That's all for me now, thanks for looking and have a great day!!