Ultimate Card Showdown!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Good Morning!

Well, after having so much fun participating in my first sketch challenge over at the 2sketches4you blog challenge last week, I thought I'd play with them again this week. Only this week is the challenge is a little different. Laura and Kazan are celebrating their 1st anniversary of their challenge blog with a huge 1st Ultimate Card Showdown!! With a grand prize that is just crazy good!! How could I not play!? :)

A bit different from my usual style right? Well, I decided to do something a little 'outside the box' for a change. I pulled my new favorite paper from K&Company out again (are you getting sick of it yet!?) and paired it up with some coordinating adhesive borders, journaling tags and shapes also from the Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse paper line. I looooooove these journaling tags and shapes! There are hundreds of them in the bag and they're double sided with sparkles on one side! Like I said: looooooove it! :)

Anyway, so I used this adhesive border to replicate the scalloped edge detail in the sketch and then I paired Twinkx, a sparkly little guy from one of my favorite all time stamps sets - Creatures from the Doodle Factory/Starving Artistamps with one of the journaling tags and a bunch of flower shapes. Then to tie is all together I machine stitched (with no thread) a squiggly line aroud the border. I really like the effect it created, don't you?

Look out for another post from me this morning. I couldn't help myself and made a second card for this challenge just because this one was a little different for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Starving Artistamps/Doodle Factory 'Creatures' and 'Quirky Sentiments'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Pink Passion, Sahara Sand, Morning Marigold, Really Rust
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil Basics, PP - K&Company 'Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse Papers'
Access: K&Company 'Carolyn Gavin Adhesive Borders', Carolyn Gavin 'Journal Tags and Shapes', Dimensionals, Machine Stitching


Nunt said...

This card is made me smile big time :D That stamp is so funny!


Tracey said...

Great card Sandra! Love the colours!

Saskia said...

I LOVE this card!!!!! Bright colours and sooo cute!!!! Great, great!!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

kadie said...

Oh my gosh!! I love this one! Yes, it's not like your normal cards, as DH said but I think it's because there are no circles or squares. I love love love how you tried new things with the colors and layout and papers on this. It's awesome! Well done. You're a shoe in. :) I'm over here now corssing my fingers for ya!

Heather P. said...

No offense, but your hubby is crazy... :) This card is insane! Insanely AWESOME!! Wow!

Kim Sonksen said...

I am soooooooo in love. I really hope we will see many more of your cards popping up at 2S4Y.
This one is just WOW

Thanks for taking part in the UCS

Elena said...

I love this card! Very cute and so much fun! Sentiment is great here!

~amy~ said...

I love this...such the happy card!!

Latisha said...

this card just makes me smile...gorgeous card!!

Unknown said...

so cute! Love the stamp and the clever use of colors and paper - all super fun and happy.
Thanks for playing
:) Kazan & Laura

Nilla said...

Such a great card, love the vivid colours! Hugs Nilla

Tenia Nelson said...

Cute card!!

anja curvers said...

Cute card it makes me smile.

cnelson said...

what a perfectly perfect fun card! I love it so much!

Liv said...

Wow... The colors really pops out! love the combo... very unique card... i love it!


Jingle said...

This is such a fun and playful card! It's adorable! Great job!

Mary Giles said...

I loooooove these papers too so no I am not sick of them and I love what you do with the papers. This card is just fabulous with the bright colors and love that DF guy in purplie pink.

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