Friday, August 29, 2008

Something old, new, borrowed, and blue

Judy thought of a really fun challenge for today's LSC on SCS...make a card using something old, something new, something borrowed (with credit where credit is due), and something blue.

Okay, here's my list:

Something Old: SU Natural Beauty
Something New: My new Leafy Branch Cuttlebug Folder
Something Borrowed: I l-o-v-e the way Jami (sgtstamper) twisted the cord and ran it along two sides of her card seen HERE. Have you seen Jami's gallery?? She's incredibly inspiring! I was at the dentist yesterday for my 6-month cleaning and saw an ad in a magazine of a bedroom decorated in blue and orange, so that's where I got the idea for the color combo.
Something Blue: Ballet Blue Cardstock

I already had the butterflies colored and cut out from a card I made last month. There are two of them on this card, layered on top of one another with dimensionals. They were stamped in Versafine Black Onyx onto Fabriano Watercolor Paper, watercolored with reinkers/ink pads, and then I added some Stickles on the lines on the butterflies.

The flower was stamped in Versafine Black Onyx onto white Georgia Pacific CS, colored with reinkers, cut out with an oval Nestabilities die, and then Stickles were added. The scallop ovals are also Nestabilities. The white oval and the Ballet Blue oval are each up on separate layers of dimensionals. I ran two 4" x 5.25" panels through my Leafy Branch Cuttlebug Folder, one Ballet Blue and one White, cut the White one from corner-to-corner, and then glued it over the Ballet Blue panel.

Inside of the card: Ballet Blue mat, White mat, and then some of the leftover white Cuttlebug pattern was added to the lower left corner.

Stamps: SU Natural Beauty
Paper: Basic Black, Georgia Pacific White, Fabriano Watercolor Paper, Ballet Blue
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Tangerine Tango, Marigold Morning, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Orange and Yellow Stickles, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Black Brads, Gold Cord, Leafy Branch Cuttlebug Folder, Dimensionals
Technique: Watercoloring with Reinkers, Dry Embossing

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Hope you have an awesome Friday. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another fun OCC challenge.


Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Denise!!! What a FUN layout!

Lynda Benden said...

This is fantastic Denise! Love the colors and the cord idea is awesome! Your layout is wonderful too!

Sandy said...

Your cards are sooooo wonderful. I enjoy opening your blog each day! I love this one and especially the little addition of embossed paper to the inside of the card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love this layout, Denise! The colors are so fresh and I LOVE the inside of the card!!

Alexandra said...

BEAUTIFUL Denise!! I love the colors and all that embossing! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Paula said...

Beautiful card Denise. I love the way you decorate the inside of the card too.

Rose Ann said...

What a fun challenge, and your card is just gorgeous Denise!! I love it all!!

beate said...

Oh my goodness. Your card is gorgeous! I guess I DO need new cuttlebug folders. LOL
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Kim Gasper said...

What a fun challenge! I love this older SU! set. I have it in my retired stash that I just can't part with yet. I also like how you used the cuttlebug folder for the inside of your card.

silke said...

Fabulous looking card!!! The colors,image and CB folder are wonderful details and the butterfly is a great touch to this beauty!!!!!!

Jami said...

I just saw this on SCS, but didn't see how very cool that inside is!! I love the inside just as much as the outside!!


Shirley said...

Talk about stunning! How lovely, Denise. The colors, the design, and the way your chose to do the backgrounds, just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Denise!!!

dpkennedy said...

Another gorgeous creation!