Thursday, January 30, 2014

Textured Love

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

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


Deanna Dean said...

What a fun way to add texture. I never thought to do this. Thanks for the inspiration. So glad you joined us at The Card Concept this week.

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card! I love all of the texture that the punched border strips add to the card. Thank you for sharing with us and as a mom of a soldier thank you for giving to OWH.

Kerin said...

I love so many layers on your card and the red pop of color is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Melissa T. said...

What a great card using border punches! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Gabby Sews said...

Awesome cards! I found you through the OWH FFCM - congrats on being selected! I've added you to my Feedly feed and look forward to seeing your creations!!

ps...I'm in Colorado and we had a foot of snow last night - wanna come take it back to MS? *smile*


Teresa Kline said...

total cuteness......thanks for playing along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is just gorgeous! What a perfect amount of texture you've added! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Geri said...

Love the Classy & Elegant look of your card! The layered border punch looks awesome - what a great way to add texture! The pop of red ribbon is stunning! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge!

Your card is definitely going to warm the heart of the sender and the lucky recipient!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved win from The Card Concept, Lagniappe!! You put a lot of work and love into your beautiful card and it was so worth it!!

It was a pleasure to meet you and follow you! I hope you'll come and do the same at my place, if you like! Hugs, Darnell

Teresa said...

Simply elegant!