Sunday, June 20, 2010

3 Challenges = 1 card!

Well, I squeezed in some time to stamp today...before church, after church and finally finished this evening after our Father's Day gathering.  I knew that this week would be busy, so I had to get this card finished today!
I created this card for 3 challenges...and these 3 fit together SO well.  These ladies always come up with great challenges, every week.  It's a lot of fun to play along with them!
The challenges are:
*Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC74...get the details here.
*Crazy 4 Challenges C4C42, to use a paper flower...details here.
*Just Us Girls Color Challenge, using lt. pink, choc chip & vanilla..deets, here.

On several of the blogs that I follow, I've seen crafters making their own paper flowers.  I decided it was high time that I gave it a try!  After punching the flowers out of pretty in pink CS, I roughed it up with my bone folder, then used my distressing tool around all of the edges.  Eventually, I was able to separate the layers of card stock, the I sponged a little brown on and curled the edges.  For my first try, I'm really pleased with the results.
I'm posting 2 pics; the second is a closeup of my paper flower.
My recipe:
Cardstock: chocolate chip, pretty in pink, very vanilla (SU)
Ink: chocolate chip, pretty in pink, cameo coral
Designer Series Paper: Sending Love Specialty (SU)
Stamps: Fantasy tree (Penny Black), Tiny Tags (SU)
Punches: scallop circle, flower trio, word window (SU)
Embellishments: cotton candy stickles, petal pink liquid pearls (Ranger), brad (Making Memories), brown flat back pearl (Recollections)
Tools: crimper, distressing tool
AND ~ I just have to add this fun pic from our family gathering today.  This is a pic of my father-in-law and all of his sons.  In the first shot I took, one of my BIL's had his arms folded, but no one else did.  So...I thought getting all of them posed the same way would make for a more interesting shot.  They humored me!  They're good guys!!!
Hope you had a happy Father's Day, too.


  1. What a BEAUTIFUL card! I love everything about it, Susie. The photo of 'the boys' gave me a laugh too - gorgeous!

  2. Oh this is SUPER fun - love the tree. Thanks for coloring along with Just Us Girls this week! We hope you had fun.

  3. So pretty! Love the tree and the blossom. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  4. Beautiful card, pink and brown are my favorite colors. The flower is AWESOME.

  5. So pretty! Like how you crimped some of your background paper and I just love your flower! Great job Susie!

    Thanks for joining in this weeks color challenge at Just Us Girls!

  6. LOVE the tree! LOVE the flower with the big brad! Great card!

  7. Beautiful card!! Love the pink and the flower and the tree!!!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  8. Great card, love it ;):):):)

  9. I love how you used this sheet of DSP. I have this paper pack, but haven't touched this design because it was just a bit too much for me. You definitely tamed it down. I will have to pull it out and play ;)


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