Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ready for Spring and a challenge

Today's color challenge was to use pumpkin pie, certainly celery and orchid opulence. Since all our snow is melted and it was a balmy 42 degrees F here today- I am desperate need of a sign of Spring. I can't believe Easter will be next month. I always find it easier to do a card with a sketch, so I did Beate's weekend sketch challenge also. Having pumpkin pie in the challenge and Beate's sketch of having to embellishment on top left, I knew I was going to grab my felt flowers. I also decided to try the easy scallop edge method that Patty Bennett posted on her blog. She has the best tips. check out her site:http://pattystamps.typepad.com/

Anyways, I am going to show you how. Just in case you are like me and haven't broken down to get nestabilities. I am so trying to be good....

First step, is to punch out 1 3/8 circle punch on cardstock and then you line up your scallop punch over your punched circle. You will get an image like the one on the left.

Second step is to cut the scallop shape up in two or three bumps

Then put adhesive down, double stick tape works well and line up the scallop pieces on back side of cs.

So, this is up close shot of the scallop edge. My first time playing with it,
I think I might have been more anal about it, if I didn't have to take my son to guitar lessons.

card recipe:
cs: orchid opulance, pumpkin pie, watercolor paper, certainly celery prints dsp
stamp set: a good egg
ink: stazon black, orchid opulance, craft white
accessories: pumpkin pie striped ribbon, felt flowers, celery brads, scallop punch, watercolor crayons (earth elements), slot punch


beate said...

Adorable card, Kathy! You did a great job with this tough color combo!
Hugs and smiles

StampwithBernie said...

I wanted to tell you I tried to keychain notepads and everyone loved them and then I see this cute, cute card--OMG! Now I'm going to have to try this one also. Thanks, Kathy.

Gwen Snater said...

OH so cute!! does that mean spring is here??

Joanne B. said...

That color combo killed me yesterday. I didn't even give it a chance. YOu're good for playing.

And, I love this set. I've been working hard to NOT buy it. Don't you dare push me over the edge. HA!

Denise ~ said...

Love your card! So cute! I wish it were spring! Great tip on the scallop punch. :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the idea of the scallops.

Han said...

How cute is that card
Thanks for the Demo xx

Marge Robertson said...

Wayyyyy cute & so springy!!! Good job on the color combo too!

Marge SBS8