Thursday, May 15, 2008

Another Kristina Challenge

Edited to Add:
What a buzz, being in the Top 10! It has made my day. And to think I almost didn't bother submitting this card!
Welcome to any new visitors from Kristina's blog. Hope you enjoy having a look around!

Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! Australia This one was a toughie! Not my colours at all....Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise. I couldn't help adding some white too.

I decided to use some chipboard, since that was something that a few of you asked me about in my Q&A. OK, it's not a tutorial yet, but it's on the way. I used the chipboard panel with 4 circles cut out of it, and covered it in Olive "Prints" Designer Series Paper. (Don't forget this month's Palette o' Prints Promotion, and you can get some of this yummy paper for yourself!)

I'll be back in the morning to tell you how I made this card. My bed is calling me (too many late nights...I've had a class every night this week!)

OK, I'm back after a good night's sleep!
Once I'd decided to use chipboard on the card, the rest flowed from there. Rather than sticking the paper to the chipboard and trying to cut the circles out of the middle (way too hard!), I used the chipboard as a stencil, and traced around it, including the circles. Then I used my 1 1/4" circle punch to punch out the 4 circles. I stuck it to the chipboard with a gluestick, and lightly sanded the edges with a sanding block. I stamped the 3 butterflies on separate pieces of Whisper White cardstock, so I could position them behind the windows. The "Happy Thoughts" message is from "Think Happy Thoughts", and the little ladybird has been punched out with the 3/4" circle, and popped up on dimensionals. Then, I just layered it all on a piece of So Saffron cardstock, and then another Print Designer-Series Paper (Pumpkin Pie this time), and then the Tempting Turquoise base card. A piece of the Striped red ribbon adds a cute embellishment.
This is not a standard sized card...because I 'built' the card around the chipboard, it ended up being bigger and squarer. Not a problem, since I'd give a card like this in person anyway, rather than mailing it :o)


19 comments:

  1. I love this card!! You did a great job even though these aren't your colors :) The butterfly behind the "windows" look really awesome. nice work!!

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  2. oh one more thing, I was being a joker when I said "not your colors" - as you were kidding about it. I wasn't saying they actually are not yours! sorry! i hope that didnt come across as rude as I just re-read it and it sounds really bad! sorry! (I need to think when i type! ha!)

    Cheers
    -Kerry

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  3. I can TOTALLY relate to your concern about the colours Marelle! My first thought was 'eek, so BRIGHT!'. Love what you came up with though - you always come through with the goods, comfort zone or not!!

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  4. For this not being your colors you did such a great job! Your card is adorable!

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  5. I love this one - very cute!

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  6. I love your card. Too cute!

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  7. great card, love how you have used the colours

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  8. I LOVE your card! It's so eyecatching. I think I need this set now too :-)
    Thanks for the inspiration - I hope to try this colour combination later tonight.

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  9. gorgeous card Marelle, love the way you used the chipboard!

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  10. Lovin'stampin' aka Ngaire16/5/08 5:13 pm

    Love the card and congrats on making it to Kristina's TOP TEN!!

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  11. Congrats on your Top 10 placement! You'd never know that these weren't your colors--you did a fabulous job with them!

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  12. This is sooo cute!! I love the design! Congrats on making the top 10!

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  13. This is so cute!!!! I love it:)
    Laura

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  14. WE always knew you were a top 10 gal.....congrats on a great card!!

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  15. Woohoo Marelle, you made it onto the top ten!!!! It's an awesome card and you totally belong there. YAY you!

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  16. Oh Congrats Marelle!!! I found your card on Kristinas site. :)

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  17. Congrats on making the top 10, this is such a beautiful card! those colors challenges are amazing...forces us to make something different than our usual style!

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  18. WOW, nice card Marelle. Congratulations on making top 10, very exciting.

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