Tuesday, May 5, 2009

recipe card challenge

well, now i know what a recipe card is ! i have seen the term and thought it was for cooking recipes. duh.

anyway, this is a challenge from southernbreezes.com.
ingredients include:
one button
one flower
three papers
one metal embellie
two stamps

sounded easy, but i find that i use way more buttons or flowers or brads or papers !!

this is a faux quilt technique. i made six 1.5 inch squares out of scraps from three papers and glued them to a piece of cardstock and then cut the shape with a nestability label die. edged it with a gold paint pen and stamped a crackle background stamp over it. the background paper (one of the three) was run through my CB script embossing folder and highlighted with white brilliance ink. the paper has writing on it and i thought this would be an interesting addition for the background

the flower is made from one of the papers cut with a nestability die, button in the middle and popped up

the SU stamp "sparkle" is on the faux ribbon made from a bit of one of the papers and a tiny butterfly brad was heated and dipped into EP and reheated to make it stand out. you have to look closely but it is on the right above the word sparkle.

i also edged the paper (one of the three mind you) with gold embossing powder to make it stand out a bit. another challenge, albeit self imposed, was using scraps....so i had to make do with the bits i had

whew! this was tougher than i thought it would be.....obviously i have a hard time making things simple


  1. Great card!! Love the colors!

  2. i love the gold accents - so pretty!

  3. The bright colors are so cheery and nice. Very nice. You used so many different techniques.


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