Friday, March 4, 2011


I hope you all had a good day yesterday. I actually made both of these cards yesterday; but just did not get a chance to get them posted until today. I am actually off to Tyler's first gymnastics competition this afternoon! We are very excited!
So here are the details and challenges for the cards:

For the first card, I used Ripe Avocado, Fine Linen, Melon Berry and White (all PTI) for my color combination. I used the Birds and Swirls cuttlebug embossing folder on the Fine Linen piece. I then took some Tea Dye distress ink and a blending tool and went over the embossed area. I used peeled paint around the edges. The image stamps are from a set of Clear Dollar Stamps I have that I stamped using various chalk inks.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

1. 4 Crafty Chicks and Rubber Cafe: Stitching (real or faux)

2. CCEE: Swirls

3. Craft Us Crazy: Nature

4. Shelly's Images: Lots of Layers

5. Stamp Insanity: Texture (for this one I used the embossing folders and then I also added some texture on the Melon Berry piece by adding some chalk ink and then spritzing it with water, crumpling it up and then adding some more colors while it was wet. It's hard to see in the photo, though!)

6. Eat, Sleep, Stamp: Sketch

The second card I also uploaded to my SCS gallery for sketch #2 for March's Viva La Verve challenge.

I decided not to enter this one into any challenges: but I hope that you like it!


Tamie said...

Dori...I just love the stitching it really makes your card pop! The colors you chose are just awesome and the layout rocks too. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Have an amazing week.

cheryl said...

oh hun,hope the,gymnastics goes well,and as for your cards hun love both of them,the first one is my fav just love your layouts hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

~Jeri~ said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. Love the papers and the colors. Beautiful work.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Dori, I love your cards! I'm so glad you finally got some Verve and that you like them! :) Thanks for playing along with the challenge!

Unknown said...

So pretty and soft Dori. Thanks so much for joining our "Lots of Layers" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Leanne said...

Very nice, thanks for playing with us this week.

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

majsan said...

Loved both your cards. I really liked the color combo on the first one, like a forest.
Thank you so much for playing along with us at CRAFT US CRAZY...

Berry said...

Fabulous elegant cards! Thanks for joining in our nature challenge at CUC! Hugs Rebekah xx

Tracy said...

Dori your cards are fabulous! I love the color combo and how you worked the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursday!

Kristine Reynolds said...

great faux stitching.

Thanks so much for joining last weeks sewing challenge at The Rubber Cafe. I hope you'll join us again for this weeks challenge to use your favorite die.


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