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! :)


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

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

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

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

  5. beautiful design! awesome take on the challenge!

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Plastic Card
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