Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another Fall Card and a Challenge

Good Morning! This morning's post will be short because we have a volleyball tourney and then a cross country meet to go to this morning :)

This card was made for one of the challenges on SCS. The challenge was to use mostly "white space" and my vanilla space was okay too :). This was way outside my box of normal but I really enjoyed making it and actually liked it when it was finished. Here I go on my soapbox again :) If you have never done challenges, please try one. They really teach you so many new things that you may never otherwise try. All That Scraps has a challenge every Wednesday, SCS has challenges every day and there are MANY other blogs that do challenges all the time. If you want you can always challenge yourself. Choose a paper that you love but aren't sure what to do with and make yourself use it, choose 3 colors and use them together. Trust me, it's fun! :)

Okay, the details about the card. Brown cardstock, vanilla cardstock and dark orange cardstock. I embossed the vanilla with my cuttlebug swiss dots and rounded the corners then onto the card it went. I stamped the autumn leaves stamp with chalk ink burnt sienna and then cut it our with a little edge. Then I used my quickutz flower cookie cutter die to die cut the orange flower and pierced the scallops. I cut a brown strip to go under the image and then because of my friend Lynette who is AMAZING with her Score-pal (You can see her work here) I scored a line above and below my orange ribbon. Woo Hoo - I know it's a very small start, but I did it - Thanks Lynette!!!
Then I tied the ribbon and pop-dotted the image. That's it. I think I will try some more of these "white space" cards, I really enjoyed it!

Our quote for the day: "Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions. "
— Edgar Cayce

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


ChrissyM said...

Very pretty card. I don't handle white space while. I love when all cardmakers have white space on their card and like the look on their card but on my own I want to fill it in with something. Does that make sense? I guess this will be a challenge for me to try. I have a stamp that would work great similar to the card you made. Hmmm..... but that won't be a challenge I would just be casing. LOL! I'll give it a go.

stampmonkey said...

I think you did a wonderful job with your 'vanilla space' and with the scoring! Your card is lovely, and the bling around the circle really adds a nice touch.