Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So Totally Happy

I've been playing in the Dare to Get Dirty challenges on Splitcoast (only for Fan Club members) and this is one I finished tonight -->

I've been really busy lately with some family stuff, so I've been combining challenges to try and get them all done. I got 2 different challenges done with this card - make a flap card and use the colors pink and black with some faux stitching.

I just adore this sentiment stamp - the saying is so sweet and I love the fonts they used. Can you believe it's from a Studio G dollar set?? It also has some flower images with it, one of which I used to stamp the inside. Oh, and if you think the word happy looks a little weird, it's because I traced over it with a glitter pen and couldn't quite photograph it right. It looks really pretty in person!

I deviated slightly from the tutorial for the flap card because I didn't want to use a magnetic closure. Instead, the flap tucks behind the flower and the whole ribbon/button/flower piece can be moved up and down to either secure the flap or release it. You can see how it looks open in this picture.

To finish it off, I cut a piece of plain white cardstock which I stamped with one of the matching little flowers from the same stamp set. This card was really fun to make so I'm sure I'll make more in the future! Thanks to Rose Ann Reynolds for the tutorial!!

Other materials used: patterned paper - Basic Grey Sugared collection; flowers - Heidi Swapp; black cardstock and button - Stampin' Up!; ribbon - Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts.

10 comments:

  1. WOW!! I love this!!! It is sooo cute! Great color combo!! Fantastic job!

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  2. Love this card!! I think the colors are awesome. Love the flower embellishment. Now I know what I am going to do with the flowers I have that up to this point had no idea. Thanks!

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  3. this is fabulous! love that dp.

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  4. Gorgeous card! I just bought that studio G set too, just because I loved that sentiment! Your card is terrific!

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  5. Beauiful Maureen! love the colors and the flower is goregous!

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  6. Totally stunning card Maureen.

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  7. oooh...aaaah! This is beautiful! I love black and pink together...so "uptown"! :)

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  8. This is so beautiful. Love the colors and style.
    Gina

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  9. Oooh love this one Maureen and that flower is gorgeous!

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  10. How pretty! I love the colors and the large flower!

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