Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy Birthday- Celebrating with Three Challenges

Hi Stampers! 

This weekend has been a wonderful so far celebrating birthdays in our family (three birthday celebrations this week) :-)).
Today we celebrated my twin nieces 18th birthday (I will be posting their cards later this evening) but wanted to share the card I created for my stepmother- we will be celebrating her later today :-)

I decided to use the ColourQ CQC208 Color Challenge along with the fabulous PPA173 Pals Paper Arts Sketch and the Just Add Ink JAI184 “Just AddBows” Challenge (again, I hope you will take the time to visit each challenge site- amazing Design Team samples as well as other entries!! :-)). 

To create this card:

In My Digital Studio (MDS), open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and insert the stamp image Pleasant Poppies and resize.  Print the image using your computer printer and punch out with the 2 ½” Circle Punch.
Punch another circle from Basic Black cardstock using the 2 ½” Circle Punch, cut in half. 
Color the image using SU! Watercolor Pencils and adhere the Basic Black pieces to the outside edge to give a frame to the Poppies.  Adhere to a Chalk Talk Frame (created with the Big Shot™ and the Chalk Talk Framelits™ from Basic Black cardstock), add the row of Pearls at the bottom edge of the frame along with the banners from Real Red Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

Add the 5/8”Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow and adhere the sentiment (from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in Basic Black Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, punched with the Word Window Punch and adhered to a Basic Black frame punched from the Modern Label Punch).

Use the Big Shot™ along with the Pretty Prints Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White and adhere it to the Basic Black card base.  

Add the vertical strip of Basic Black cardstock along with the Real Red DSP , adhere the focal image and add the Pearls to the sentiment and at the top of the tag frame to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets:  Pleasant Poppies (MDS), Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Basic Black Classic Ink

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Chalk Label Framelits™,  Pretty Print Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Punches- 2 1/2" Circle, Word Window, Modern Label, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired), Pearls

 Thanks again for stopping by- have a great Sunday!!  


Karen M said...

Everything is perfect about this card, Julie! The poppies are gorgeous and your colouring is wonderful. They just stand out so well against the black and white x

Louise Sharp said...

So many beautiful elements to this card. I love how you have used the chalk talk framelit die and your bow is simply perfect. I love your colour combination too. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week. Louise xx

Diane Roberts said...

Julie, this is a great card. The positioning of your focal point is very effective! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts this week.

Paula said...

White, red and black - a perfect combination Julie! I love your double bow! Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

Christine Blain said...

That is one beautiful bow, Julie! I love your colour choices on this card too; beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Julie. I love the colour combo and it's a great layout too. Chantell JAI

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Julie! I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

KimB said...

Love that luscious black bow Julie - really accents that striking colour combo - one perfect for poppies! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Lisa said...

This is lovely, the poppies are wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie, I love your pop of red! Love the tag you used to make everything fabulous! So happy to see you at the colourQ again, thanks for playing with us.

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