Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I'm back with a double challenge card

Hi everyone! I am back from break. I went on a long weekend camping trip and when I returned we got a new computer! So, I finally have my internet hooked up and some of my programs transfered over. Man oh man, this process is super hard for the technically challenged! Seriously, I have some major heartburn going on!
But, I took a break and worked on a card -a double challenge card. I have a lot of catching up to do -LOL!

I used this week's Fall To Layout sketch #57 and Dawn's Raspberry Suite color challenge #16. Not too sure on this one, Dawn's colors were Summer Sunrise, Kraft, Cream and Brown. Hummm... I think I can make coffee cups work in just about any color, so I pulled out the new Delightful and Delicious and Bountiful Backgrounds sets. The cups were stamped 2 times, on cream and then again on Summer Sunrise for piecing. I colored the inside of the cups with a copic marker that kinda looked like Kraft (W1). The summer sunrise squares are stamped with the dotted background and embossed in clear. Again, my favorite trick when I don't have the color of ink.

Oh and see that ribbon? It's the lucious Martha Stewart Piped Nylon ribbon found at Big Lots for $1!! I bought tons of colors and styles! Me sooo likey Big Lots!

Card Deets not linked above:
Accessories - square punch, clear embossing powder, silver pearls (Michael's), sponge, paper piercer, white gel pen, circle nesties


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25 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this card and that ribbon. I haven't been to a Big Lots forever but if that's what you're finding there I'm definitely going to give it a go.

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  2. Great card - love that Kraft-coloured ribbon, love the little details and the embossed polka dots, great!

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  3. This is soooo wonderful - polka dots, gorgeous ribbon... wow sensory overload! Just love it! Jo x

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  4. Very nice!! You kicked this color challenge's A$$! :)

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  5. love these Verve sets!! The pearls are the perfect little details :)

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  6. Michelle - this card is beautiful!!! What a pretty design!!! Love those silver pearls - LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

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  7. This is gorgeous, Michelle! Love it!!!

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  8. Love your card! The layout is awesome and, I agree, the ribbon is wonderful. Hummmm, will have to check out big lots... Love the embossed polka dots too.

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  9. Michelle, this is FABULOUS!!! LOVE the colors and the layout!

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  10. Super cute and I LOVE that $1 Martha ribbon!

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  11. so WHERE is Big Lots around here?? Must be over by you somewhere?!! We'll have to meet there someday!

    Cute card!!

    squirrellyshirl

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  12. Nice job Michelle, love the balanced nature of your creation, the cups are gorgeous in these colours, nice job... wish I could get MS for $1...

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  13. This card is gorgeous! I love the clean scissor work and the ribbon detail is awesome!! Nice work!!

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  14. I LOVE it. The polka dots are awesome!!!

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  15. Michelle this is a FABULOUS card!!! LOVE your use of colour, awesome design and love the theme you chose!!!! It is sooooo good to see you back! May memories of the camping fade and confidence with the new computer improve! ~hugs~

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  16. How fun, this has a great feel of fall to it!

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  17. oooh I love this card, the ribbon is my favorite...and now that you said Big Lots I am getting that familiar itch to go see if mine has ANYTHING worth looking at. It hasnt had anything decent for about 9 months now though.

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  18. Hi Michelle,

    I know exactly what you mean about being technically challenged. I turned my laptop on today and NOTHING! I freaked, turned it off eventually, took some deep breaths, waited and tried again - success!

    Love what you've done with this beautiful colour combo. The polka dots are fabulous!

    Regards,
    Robyn Little x

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  19. This one seriously took my breath away, wicked card!

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  20. SO striking! You did an amazing job!!

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  21. This is great and thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. xo, Marian

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  22. Oh, MY! That is some SERIOUSLY excellent stamping/card crafting craftiness! I love this card! If it weren't so late, I'm brew some coffee just because you're making it look soooo good! {Now THAT's a compliment} Great job, Michelle!

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  23. So cute! I love that stamp set! :)

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