Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Color combo, texty, sketch card...

Hi everyone!

I hope EVERYONE had a better day than I did today...Ever have one of those days when you ask yourself, "Why is common sense not so common?!" I had one of those days today. Dealing with people is always quite the experience! So, I retreated to my room tonight to play.

As a busy homeschooling mom, I try to combine many challenges into one card. Not only does that up the ante to my creativity but I can make the most of the free time I have, too.

For today's card, I chose to play along with 3 different challenges. The first is the CR84FN site. (Just their name makes me want to play!) :) I had played along during the weekend but loved the color combo so much that I wanted another shot at it. I also played along with the sketch from the fun site called retro sketches. It's a great sketch this week--check it out and play along! And lastly--but just as fun--is the latest challenge from the Lawnscaping site. They wanted us to add text to our cards. I LOVE text challenges!

Here are the challenge badges and my card.
Honestly, this is a great sketch! I LOVED working with it! And then you add a great color combo AND the chance to incorporate text--LOVED the result! I used some dark brown cardstock for the base of the card. I added some blue pattern paper and punched out 3 squares. I used my Hero Arts "friend" definition stamp on the white squares and adhered them on the card base. The blue panel is on dimensional adhesive. Then, using the Fresh Daisies die from Simon Says Stamp!, I added the die cut on the outside of the frame and cut off a bit of the bottom. I added some faux stitching to both sides of the card and love the contrast of the dark brown with the white pen. Then, I added the sentiment (Martha Stewart) and the card was done!

Come play along if you can! And here's to a much better Wed! :)


  1. A really super combination of challenges! I like the damask style paper and the way the text is highlighted with the boxes! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  2. Great job combining the three challenges. Lovely card

  3. Beautiful card, and a great combo of challenges.
    Thanks for joining us at CR84Fn this week!

  4. Love your diecuts and pretty windows! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

  5. Wow, what a stunning card! I love the soft flowers and the text square windows! This is gorgeous!

    Thanks for geting texty with us Lawnscaping gals!

  6. So pretty Pat! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  7. Pat, LOVE the text inside the squares and the stamping on the blue paper! Pretty faux stitching, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  8. I love the combination of challenges-great job. : )

  9. Great card! Love that rich blue shade. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  10. Stunning card....so cute design. I have worked for the Print VIP cards company and this design inspire me so much. I would like to try once to design like this, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.


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