Sunday, May 29, 2011

Designer's Challenge

My usual Saturday mornings I am surfing the web for some fun, creative, and not too to challenging challenges.  And I hit the jack pot!  Those super creative girls @ Color Combos Galore have a new Inspiration Board #194 this week.  You see, my wedding anniversary is today, and I could not come up with a card for my husband to save my life.  And then, I saw this:

I know what you're thinking, 'these are girl colors with flowers for the inspiration'.  But, take another look.  These colors can easily be for a masculine card.  And the challenge is to use numbers.  Think Tim Holtz.  Now do you see it?  

So, here is my card:

and a close-up of the clear card stock & calendar:

I started with a matt piece I ran thru the Big Shot using an embossing folder, so the card wouldn't look so flat.  I used Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, and Pure Poppy card stocks, classic inks, and embellishments, all of which are from Stampin' Up!.  I printed the calendar from Crafty Secrets blog (its a free download).   I matted it onto a scrap piece of pattern black paper.  That piece is layered onto a piece I cut with a 'spiral notebook page' die from PTI.  The # '29' and 'frame' (Vintage Labels) were stamped in Whisper White craft ink onto clear card stock, and heat embossed with glacier white detail EP.  The only flower I did not make was the center yellow flower.  The rest I made with dies and punches.  I used the leaf portion of the 2-step bird punch to create leaves.  The ribbon is a retired ribbon from Stampin' Up!, I think its 3 yrs old.  I made the banner with a Stampin' Up! die and a recent retired stamp set, 'Something to Celebrate'.  I sponged everything with matching classic inks.  Some pieces received a heavier hand in sponging then others.
Thank you for looking.  My wonderful husband and I have been married 12 years.  I know that doesn't sound long, but we are happy!

1 comment:

farmhouse-story said...

i just LOVE this card, sharon:) great mix of elements!