Thursday, September 4, 2008

Combination of Challenges Pt. 2

From Adriel:

UPDATE: I'm a dummie and I forgot I'm not on Mountain time, I'm on Pacific time. Living in Arizona can be confusing at times. In the spring and summer, we are on Pacific time. In the fall and winter, we are on Mountain time. Why they decided to do this us, I don't know, but it's very confusing! Anyway... why am I sharing this information? Yes, there is a point besides what I just shared! hehe Well, one of the challenges that this card was for (kwerner's) ended at 7pm Mountain time. I posted my card 6:40 my time... yes, that's right, Pacific time. Argh! I thought I had gotten in on time, but NO! Alas! I was late, because in reality I am one hour behind what I thought I was! Wah! Anyway, the colors worked great for this challenge, regardless, and it will still make a great entry for the Mojo#51 sketch challenge.

Here's some details about the card:

The colors for this card are all Stampin' Up! - Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Rose Red and Whisper White. Again, these were the colors for the inspiration challenge on Kristina Werner's blog... painful reminder. Let's move on...

I used the Mojo#52 sketch challenge on the Poetic Artistry blog. I've never participated before in this challenge, so this is my first time. I really enjoyed myself!

I decided first of all to use the Pacific Point for the main card base. I inked the edges of the card base with white craft ink. It's not very noticeable, but it's there. I used the Rose Red for the top scalloped panel. The white grosgrain ribbon was just the best fit for this card. I know it's incredibly basic, but it fit the best out of all the ribbon I had to choose from. The patterned background is just stamped Whisper White CS. I wanted to use something patterned, not just blank, but I didn't have any printed paper with these colors. I used the Little Pieces set from SU! and stamped them on the Whisper White CS. I then sponged Pacific Point on the edges of the strip before attaching it to the card base. The Rose Red scalloped panel was then attached to the top.

I played around the most with the sentiment and panel that went behind it. First I started out with a white panel, stamped with a different flower and different sentiment, with was attached to a slightly larger Regal Rose panel, then dimensioned on top of a crimped panel of Kiwi Kiss. No, it just didn't look right. I then went with the Kiwi Kiss panel for the sentiment and tried some different things with that. This is the one I liked the most. I used the medium flower from the Doodle This set from SU! and stamped with Pacific Point. I let some of the image go off the edges... I think it looked better that way. The sentiment is from the Fundamental Phrases set from SU! and was stamped in white craft ink. I then inked the edges of the Kiwi Kiss panel with white craft ink to make the panel a little more interesting. I punched some smaller-sized photo corners in Whisper White and attached them to just two of the corners on the Kiwi Kiss sentiment panel. They're just peeking out every so slightly, but just enough. My mom gave her input about this and she suggested just a slight amount showing. She has a good eye! The Kiwi Kiss sentiment panel was then dimensioned onto the crimped Regal Rose panel. I think the crimping just added more personality to the card. I'm happy with how that turned out! The Regal Rose panel was then dimensioned onto the card itself! Now onto the embellishments...

I had the idea of using a quarter of the scallop circle punch to make a cute corner doo-dad thingy. I liked how they looked in the corners of the card, but the Kiwi Kiss didn't POP like I wanted it to, so I thought about putting the small punched photo corners behind them. (My mom gave me input with these photo corners, too! She's great, huh?) That worked so well! Added some sticky rhinestones and I was happy with them. Used the Boho Blossoms punch (SU!) for the flowers on the Kiwi Kiss sentiment panel along with a dimensional behind it to pop it off the panel and a sticky rhinestone to add the "bling" and the card was done!

And I'm sure you're glad I'm done telling you about it! Gee, I didn't realize there were so many steps to this card, but it did take awhile. Well, that's it. Thanks for looking and leave me a comment letting me know what you think!

P.S. Sorry there's a two of the same photo on this post. I tried to delete the picture and blogger won't let me without deleting the whole entire post! Things are going so smoothly tonight! =P


Kathryn said...

Very pretty card -- love the colors and the image -- great job! ;)

Bev said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours you've used