Tuesday, July 20, 2010

DTGD Day Three

Whew!  What a fun cardmaking day I had yesterday!  I'm so glad SCS kept Dare to Get Dirty in July so I can play along!  I ended up making 3 cards yesterday, with a fourth one planned to finish up this morning.
This card also uses Dawn's Color Cue Challenge 6: vanilla, coral (Berry Sorbert here), kraft, and brown.  Oh, how I love a Neapolitan color combo.  Funny story: my wedding was a Neapolitan wedding and my wedding cake was white with pink & brown stripes.  6 months later, I give my parents their album, and my dad shows it off to his friends.  He calls me up and says, "Did you know that your cake matched the bridesmaid's dresses?  I didn't until a lady pointed it out to me!"  Ah, men and their lack of recognizing a theme.

One more item before I start explaining this card: I must give props to Dawn of Wplus9.  I was stamping my stamping index when I noticed there was a manufacturing defect on one of the stamps (there was an extra dollop of plastic so it wouldn't stamp right).  I emailed her, ready to provide pictures and/or send the set back.  Instead she replied that she would be sending along a replacement straightaway, and when I get the package, she had sent an entire replacement set!  So I will be taking the perfect stamp out and sending the rest to my sister in my attempts to get her to come to the dark side.  Yea for fantastic customer service!

Whew, now onto the card making deets: I stamped my now-perfect big leaf image from Wplus9 Woodgrain Silhouette Additions on PTI Berry Sorbet with PTI Vintage Cream for the background, and stamped the flowers from Woodgrain Silhouettes.  The brown paper is another flocked piece from My Mind's Eye Lush collection.  I used my new SU Butterfly embosslet to make the butterfly from October Afternoon paper, adding three self-adhesive pearls.  The sentiment is from PTI Delightful Dahlia, stamped with Rich Cocoa onto PTI Cream, notched with a square punch.  A cute little bow from some generic kraft colored ribbon finished it off!

It's official: I do not have a "card style."  You can almost hear the record scratch as you scroll from the nice, elegant pink card to this craziness!  This was supposed to be for the CAS sketch challenge, but it was one of those project that just kept growing..."I'll use this fruit paper...no, wait, I'll make a patchwork with it...and sew it...and emboss it with basket weave!" :) The image is from Unity Hodge Podge of Happiness, stamped on PTI Rustic White using SU Markers, then colored with copics. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rhubarb and I colored in the letters for "apple."

 And then it's back to cute for this girlie!! I stamped Sugar Nellie's "Catch a Falling Star" on PTI Rustic White, colored with copics, and cut out. I also paper pieced her skirt and the star from October Afternoon paper. The wire is from an old Christmas ornament project-I applied a little adhesive behind her hands to hold it, as well as just a smidge on the end to hold it in the same place it was drawn on her skirt.  I added an eyelet to the star, then threaded the jute twine through.  I added a drop of Crystal Accents on the back of the star where the twine was so the star wouldn't lean forward.
 The other paper is also from October Afternoon, and the sentiment is from MFT; I wish it would have stamped darker!  The ribbon is I think American Crafts.

I'm seeing quite a few familiar faces over on the DTGD challenges--aren't they fun and inspiring?  If you're a fan club member, be sure to check 'em out!


Karen H. said...

More awesome cards. I love your quilt card.

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, Meg! I just love all three of your cards here! Since I don't seem to have a "card style" either, it's a relief to find someone else who's in the same boat :) I'll take eclectic! I just love the paper piecing on the cute card (#3), the bright colors, fruits, and stitching on the CAS card (#2), and all the sophisticated goodness on card #1. Hope you keep having papery fun this week!

Crafty Creations said...

Wow Meg! More wonderful cards!! I don't think I have a style either. I bounce from CAS to heavy layering - guess it depends on my mood or the 'challenge' I'm participating in!
That quilt card is awesome!
Love the little girl and piecing in card #3 and I love the color combo in card #1!!

Angela said...

Nifty nifty nifty cards, Meg. I've already seen the quilt-tastic one, but I love the other two just as much! That wire-star-thingie on #3 just knocks me out.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wowza, Meg! Three fantastic cards!! Now I might just have to bite the bullet and get some Wplus9 stamps. I still have to try that quilty style card. Yours is gorgeous! My favourite is most definitely the falling star card. LOVE the star hanging from the wire!! I love using wire and I'm happy to see you using it, too. :D

Dana said...

That Color Cue challenge card is so eye-popping! I love that brown and white paper! Great layout, too. You've been busy!

Elise said...

Oh, DEAR! These are fantastic! Could it be that your style is simply, that!?! {FANTASTIC!} I love, love, LOVE your use of Dawn's colors and I'm delighted to learn of her top notch customer service! {hee hee As if she'd deliver anything less... Ha ha! But it does leave such a nice impression, doesn't it!} All of your cards in this post are outstanding, but I must say, your use of the Color Cue palette is pure perfection! Yipeeee!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are just precious! I LOVE the way you framed the flowers, in a circle shape, in the first one. The patchwork is outstanding, in the the second one, and the third is just too sweet for words!