Monday, January 7, 2013

A Moxie New Challenge card

Hi friends!

Sorry for the long absence! My family and I were in Mexico and we just got back on Friday. Although I did do a lot of watercoloring, I wasn't able to make cards down there. And yes, I missed crafting and blogging A LOT!

Tonight, though, I want to share a card I made for two different challenges. The first is for the A Blog Named Hero site. Their challenge was to try something new either by using a new craft/stamp item or using a new technique. The second challenge is from the Moxie Fab World site. The challenge there was to use 10 embellishments on your card. (There's a new issue out from Paper Crafts called 75 Creative Card Challenges and this is one of the challenges in the issue) :)

Here is the challenge badge and my card.
So, what's new on this card? The wood heart. I've seen many crafters using wood accents but have never tried it. When I saw the challenge, I knew it was time! I inked it using my distress ink (barn door and fired brick) and love how it turned out. Also new, I have been seeing many crafters use the "negatives" of their die cuts. With Valentine's Day coming up, I knew that using my die cut alphabet in a new way and using the negatives as opposed to the actual letters would be something new for me. The black panel was also embossed--but instead of using the embossed area, I chose to use the de-embossed portion just to make it a little different, too. As for the embellishments, I knew that I wanted to add some red accents to the card. I had some nice ribbon that I was really tempted to add but then I thought I'd add the gems as opposed to the ribbon. Thankfully, I had plenty of little red gems.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!


  1. this is gorgeous, I adore the damask pattern and the colors!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Beautiful card, Pat. Love the color combo and all your pretty embellishments :)

  3. Super elegant card! I always love that color combo! Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!

  4. Hey Pat! Thanks for linking this up to the Use 10 Different Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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