Saturday, August 14, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge Quirky-Cutesy-Clean-Style

Hello! I borrowed a book from the library yesterday called, Originals: Handcrafted Cards Made Easy by Jeanette R. Lynton. Typically when I check a book out at the library (paper crafting related), I'm disappointed because they're out of date. This book was published in 2008 and I'm really impressed. I definitely will buy it. It has card sketches, examples, and the best part for me??? Measurements for all the card sketches! This card follows one of her sketches (pg. 84 Log Cabin), however, I still tweaked the measurements so I could use 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.
Here is my entry for Embellish Magazine Color Challenge Quirky-Cutesy-Clean Style. Embellish Magazine's color challenges are always pretty challenging for me, but this one was my easiest one yet! When it said "quirky-cutesy-clean-style" I thought, I don't do that! Just the simple part can throw me! But I pulled out Punny Sayings by Stampin' Up! and Papertrey's Tiny Treats Valentines. I left them on the table and went to sleep last night, and easily put this together today. I used Versamark on all cardstock, but I'm not sure if it will show up in my photo, so I just wanted to tell you about the boat and the water. Since I don't have any waves stamps, I was hoping to give the water some texture and used the two sayings "You're a Great Catch" and "I love you" repeatedly. The boat has "I love you" on it. I think I'll give it to my sister so she can give it to my brother-in-law - he's so into fishing! Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: ***Notice no ribbon or buttons on this card!!!*** Cardstock: Kraft (misc.), Aqua Mist (Papertrey), Groovy Guava(retired SU!), Vintage Cream (Papertrey) Stamps: Canvas (SU!) & Tiny Treats Valentine (Papertrey) Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip (SU!) Embellishments: Twine & DMC floss


  1. This is DARLING, Melissa!!! Fab layout, and great design!

  2. Oh my goodness you did a fish themed card as well, I guess we both have taste :). Its a fantastic and I promise that I saw your card after I submitted mine

  3. This card is adorable! Love the clean lines - perfect for the challenge ;)

  4. Soooo cutesy!!! Look at that cute fish and the greeting!! WOW!! Love it!
    Smiles SHArnee :0)

  5. ooh cute fish Images and lovely LO on your card...great using the color combo...I just joining the embellish color challenge too and my card is number 28, would you mind to see my Blog?Many thanks before :)

  6. ADORABLE! What a cute idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Embellish! Hugs from Denmark!


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