Hi! I have been discovering new challenge blogs lately. I love that because I'm always up for someone giving me a starting point for my cards and I love having choices for those starting points.
Today's card comes from the Card Concept Challenge. The challenge is to use texture on your card. Another fun thing they do is have 6 different styles and you have to determine what style you have used to make your card. That is going to be a challenge for me by itself. I don't really know what my go-to style is.
This is my card. I created texture by using a border punch and layering the borders. I added a border row at the top and then stamped the sentiment. I added a bit of ribbon for color. I have read the definitions of the different styles more than once. I am going with Classy and Elegant for this one. I don't think it fits into Clean and Simple because of all the layers of border. I have a sparkly red ribbon that I want to use on a card like this, but this one will go to Operation Write Home, and since glitter in most cases is against the guidelines, I choose not to use glitter at all for my OWH cards.
For the life of me, I couldn't remember where I saw this layered border punch idea first. I knew that it was a colorful card, I loved it and it just stuck out in my mind, but I just couldn't remember where I saw it first. Well, since I wasn't going to let that get the best of me, I went on a search. FINALLY, I found my first card made with this idea and thank goodness in the description I said that I cased it from Sandy at Operation Write Home!! I just went to find it on the OWH blog, but to no avail. So, Sandy, thanks for this idea, I really do love it. Once again, OWH is great inspiration!
It was a fun challenge and definitely got me thinking about my styles and which ones I don't use often but want to work on.
Quote for today: "The grass is greener where you water it." - Neil Barringham
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