Sunday, September 25, 2011

CFC 21 and Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #12

Hi everyone!

I was lucky enough to play in my room twice in one day! Yay!!!! :) I try to leave the challenge sites open on my computer so that I can easily see what challenges I can try and there were 2 that caught my eye this evening.

The first is from CAS-ual Fridays. You can find the website here. Their latest challenge was for us to use make a monochromatic card using at least 3 shades of a color plus brown. I immediately knew I'd be distressing either in red or blue! :) And whenever I get a chance to get my fingers inked up, that's a good day!

The 2nd challenge comes from the Jay Gee's Nook site and you can find them here. This one is a picture inspiration type of challenge. Here's the inspiration.
The 2nd picture down from the right is the one that caught my eye. I love the bold print on that set of gift boxes. So, that's what I based the card on.












Here's my take:
Masking the bottom third of the card, I used the Hero Arts Damask Cling stamp for the background and stamped it in Dazzle Versamark. Heat embossed it and then the fun began! :) I took the following distress inks: Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, and Fired Brick and started coloring the white cardstock with the lightest color to the darkest. Then, I added some red ribbon. I took a paper flower, stamped text on it, and then added a red button to the center of it w/twine. Stamped the sentiment and I was done! Placed it on a kraft card and the challenges were complete!

Thanks for stopping by and come play along! :)
Pat

13 comments:

  1. Love the variations of colour you got with your distressing Pat, lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

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  2. Such a beautiful card Pat! Love the colors you used...gorgeous.

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  3. Very pretty Pat! Love the way the color fades out toward the bottom! Sweet little flower too :)

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  4. Oh, this is GORGEOUS! Excellent distressing. ;)

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  5. beautiful design! awesome take on the challenge!

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  6. Rich and beautiful!! Love this Damask card with emboss resist technique!AWESOME work! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. This is gorgeous Pat, love the shading from dark to light (very effective), thanks for playing along this us this month ... Ange

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  8. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  9. So lovely - love all of that sponging in red. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

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  10. Gorgeous! Love all the inking with that beautiful damask stamp image! Great colors :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  11. Love the bold red! Gorgeous card! :)

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  12. i like the last china card it is so unique and stylish.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic business cards

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