Friday, January 27, 2012

Raise The Bar - Guest Spot

Hello everyone!  Happy Friday!!  I am so excited that I have a guest spot on my friend Joni's challenge blog, Raise The Bar.  Joni's challenge blog is all about pushing yourself to think outside the box.  She never ceases to amaze me - she can look at something so obscure and come up with an amazing card design.

This week's challenge is:

Pink, Silver, Tag & Ribbon

Sounds pretty easy, right?  It wasn't for me.  I went so many avenues with everything ending up in the trash.  I started with a trellis and flowers.... well that went into the trash.  So I quit.  I started cleaning my room and then it hit me.  Why not use things that you just had to have, Melissa and then they sat in a box for safe keeping.  Then I set off to find a great sketch and decided the best one was right at my fingertips - this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

And look what I came up with.  I bought these dies from a seller off the SCS BST forum.  Had to have them, I had just gotten a Cuttlebug so I needed everything.  I think I used the letters once.  And very little stamping - really miniscule.  This is a truly papercrafted card.

Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Pink Pirouette, Black
Paper: Silver Embossed mulberry (JoAnns)
Stamps/Ink: Boxes, Bags & Tags (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Cuttlebug, Olivia dies
Embellishments: silver pearl (JoAnns), Baker's Twine, white organdy ribbon

3 Encouraging Thoughts:

Theresa said...

Nicely done! I love the embossing and the layout is awesome!! :)

Claire said...

Lovely card, great colours (which reminded me a little of the 80's LOL) and fab embossing. Hugs, Claire x

Marie said...

Stunning paper crafted card, Melissa. Love the layout (wink)! The vase, flower and mini tag are just adorable.

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