Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Just: Us Girls + Just Add Ink

For those who know me, know that I am currently on 4 (yeah, kinda alot) design teams.  Oh, and I work full-time.  So when I say my plate is a bit full, I am serious.  I love to paper craft, and so most days, these posts are more fun than basically anything.  However, sometimes, I don't always have 'free' time to play along with some of my all time favorite challenge sites.  But, today I am.  When I saw the sketch challenge @ Just Us GirlS and color challenge @ Just Add Ink, I knew that I had to play!  

The sketch challenge looks so wonderful, now who could pass this one up?  

Now look at these beautiful colors!

And here is my card:

Now, if you are super big fan of Stampin' Up! like I am, you can tell that these are their colors.  I know a few companies who have similar colors, so don't let that stop you from playing along.  The only items that are not SU! are the buttons.  One is from a competitor and the other I found on the clearance rack at a local sewing store.  (I always check the clearence area first, when I go shopping at craft, sewing, or hobby stores.)  I used cardstock scraps to create this little beauty.  I need to use  them up anyway, right?  So, why not start there, instead of cutting a brand new whole sheet of cardstock.  
The card base is Crumb Cake.  The panel is Pool Party texture.  I used Calypso Coral ruffle ribbon.  I used the white bakers twine to connect the buttons.  The large flower is a discontinued item.  The stamp is done in Soft Suede classic ink.  I did some faux stitching with a paper piercer and a white gel pen.  I sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake classic ink.  My stamp-a-ma-jig assisted me in making sure my sentiment was straight.  I don't think I'd be able to make a half-way decent card without that little guy.
Thank you for looking.  Don't forget to check back daily, as I will be posting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and again on Saturday!  Have a wonderful week!


Bronwyn Eastley said...

I agree .. such an awesome sketch and colour combo. I love the daisy, faux stitching and clever use of your scraps. Thanks for joining in at JAI.

Patrice said...

Terrific card when you can use your scraps! Love your faux zig zag stitching, and your layered buttons. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Jodene said...

Gorgeous card Sharon! And great combination of challenges.

Kathryn B said...

Love that big flower Sharon. Great job using this weeks sketch!

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Anonymous said...

wow 4 teams!! Fantastic card Sharon!