Friday, August 20, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge: Quirky-Cutesy-Clean Style

This is my first time participating in Embellish Magazine's Color Challenge. When I saw this beautiful colour combination which included kraft, I just had to do it! However, I couldn't have made this card without two new things that arrived in the mail this week: Groovy Guava cardstock from the lovely Angela, and my order of baker's twine from The Twinery. I'm not sure how I would describe my card-making style as I seem to be all over the place sometimes, but quirky-cutesy-clean seems like a good way to describe my style most of the time. That's how I would describe my personality and wardrobe anyway! ;)

For this card, I pulled the three cardstock colours I had and then decided which purpose each one would serve. I decorated the butterfly with some rhinestones and created antennae and a body using beading wire. Since I only had baker's twine to represent the sea foam colour, I looped that around the frame three times and tied it off. I wish I had ink in fresh foam or peach for the sentiment but since I don't I had to settle for crumb cake. This card has several layers and I wish it would've photographed better. I guess only the recipient will enjoy its true beauty. Heehee.

Sources: SU Kraft, Naturals Ivory & Groovy Guava cardstock; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; SU Crumb Cake ink; PTI Fillable Frames #4; PTI Butterfly Dreams; PTI Birthday Basics; PTI In Bloom impression plate; PTI Fillable Frames #4 die; PTI Butterfly die; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery Caribbean baker's twine; SU Basic Rhinestones; Lewiscraft 24 gauge stainless steel wire; Forever in Time pop dots; Glue Dots pop up relief

12 comments:

Meg said...

Oooh another fantastic card! I think I may have to play in this challenge too--those are some great colors! I love that impression plate and I love your wire body for the butterfly! How cute!

Angela said...

Hey, I'm the lovely Angela! Or, so you say :) Glad it went to a good home instead of being neglected in mine!!
Love the twine, and I think I'm gonna develop an impression plate addiction - you use them so well!

Saskia said...

Oooh... beautiful work!

Saskia :)

slinkycat said...

This is fab Emily :)

Leanne x

suzARTe said...

this is a really gorgeous card Emily, the embossing, colours and everything looks fantastic

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is a gorgeous card, Em! Thanks for enabling me! I just ordered a sampler pack from The Twinery! What a great deal! :)

Karen B. said...

This is absolutely beautiful and I really really love your baker's twine treatment. I think you've got this challenge in the bag!

clouds shadler said...

what a lovely card!

C :)

Traveling Mama said...

Emily, this is just stunning!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish! Hugs from Denmark!

Charlene Austin said...

OH MY WORD! LOOOOVE it!

And this is your first time playing along?!! So cool! Welcome and Thanks for playin'!

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it!! I need to get this Impression Plate sometime!

Sunghee said...

seriously! how do you always make beautiful cards! don't you get tired! hehe