Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Doubly Challenged & Out of My Box


Last night I saw Kazan's Sketch #3 on 2 Sketches 4 You. It's a great sketch, and I figured the card would come together quickly...NOT! But it is finished now. I'm still "Thinking Pink", thanks to caardvarks' current challenge.
A month or so ago I was at ACMoore looking for something to use my 50% coupon on. I tried to use it on the pink felt fusion (seen on this card), but it was on clearance for 50% off even though the signage indicated it was full price. I have been wanting to try the felt, but I must admit I haven't been crazy about it until I've seen some of my favorite blogs use it. So this was my first try.
I also would not normally purchase this particular dp, but it was given to me ~a year ago for attending a crop. I don't turn down free scrapbooking supplies :) So, yes, I cut into a sheet of 12x12 to make this card!
I have also admired Lauren's grunge flowers (okay, so I admire pretty much everything Lauren makes!) She actually posted a tutorial today on her blog ...all the GOOD blog names were taken... Isn't she awesome? Check it out then come back, okay?
Recipe for this card: American Crafts double-sided paper, black cs scraps, MM brads (hot pink), Bazzill brads (red), Queen & Co. felt fusion, and the sentiment is a Great Impressions stamp.

17 comments:

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful - the pink & black is really gorgeous together

Created With Paper said...

That was a good idea to use the Queen & Co felt like that:)

Louise F NZ said...

Fabulous card, I love the colours and how you have made everything come together.

Krista B. said...

Beautiful card. I love how you used the Queen & Co. felt : )

Lisa said...

Beautiful card, great color combo. Funny, I was going to use the Q&Co. felt the same way on mine, but went in a different direction instead!!

SmilynStef said...

Look at you making your own grunge flowers ... so perfect wiht the felt ... love your card.

Kristie said...

That card is sooooo cool! I can definitely see the Lauren influence there...but who doesn't want to be Lauren when they grow up?

PS: I can't believe you actually cut up MORE full 12x12...now I want to see what you make with the scraps!!!!

Rach said...

gorgeous card, love how the colours work so well together. well done. xx

Anonymous said...

Oh I love your card it`s really funky...love the bold colours:)x

lauren bergold said...

OMG!!!!!! this is FANTABULOUS!!! i loooOOOoooove it! and i am thrilled/flattered to think i would be in any way responsible for inspirin' any part of this lovely creation! btw, i love the idea of using the QKR to fabricate the grunge flowers--you can make MORE and faster that way! (i am SO gonna wind up with a cuttlebug eventually...i keep seeing the way you use dies...yeah, i'm gonna cave any minute!!!)

(ps: that was 6-30, ok?!?) :)

Alica said...

really nice.. I love those felt fusions.. but I never seen them used on a card..looks great :)

Ingrid said...

OMG! Your card is gorgeous, June. A great take on the sketch. I love the colors that you used.

Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow what a gorgeous card ,love it ,Dawnx

Laura Davis said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the color combo!
Laura

Tracy said...

this looks even better in person! ;-)

Lea L. said...

Very pretty!! I love how you used the felt! Great job with the sketch!

~Lea

Kristen said...

I love the hot pink and the colors you used. The felt fusion is such a great touch. Beautiful card!!