Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DM's Color Challenge #12


Here's the card I created for Dawn McVey's Color Challenge #12.


As you'll recall, last week I made 15 For the Bride cards. I loved the way they turned out, so I decided to make a similar card for this color challenge. I used the same basic design, but felt like it needed to be kicked up a notch! So, I grabbed my Zig 2-way glue pen and ran it over the embossed swirls in the dress. Then, I sprinkled glitter on the gown, tapping off the excess. Next, I created a handmade distressed flower using red and pink card stock. (Click HERE for Dawn's fabulous tutorial on how to make distressed flower embellishments.) In the middle of the flower, I placed a green button tied with cream thread. The sentiment, For The Bride, was printed in dark red ink using my home printer. And to bring in some additional pink, I added a second scalloped layer to the bottom of the dress.


I'm very pleased with the end result--a fun and elegant card! To see what other crafters have made, click HERE. Many thanks to Dawn for another great challenge!

{supplies}
card stock: Stampin' Up! & Papertrey
ribbon: who knows?! (I found it in my scraps jar.)
button: Michael's stores
thread: DMC (cream)
punch: SU! scallop edge
sentiment: computer-generated
glitter: Hero Arts
glue: Zig Memory System 2 way glue stick
misc: Cuttlebug & embossing folder (Divine Swirls)

14 comments:

Terri E. said...

This is stunning and tons of fun. Very creative. Way to rock the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sue Lelli said...

OMG I wish I had seen your card before my friend's daughter got married! It's so unique and beautiful!

Winter said...

Beautiful card! I love the little flower!

Janelle said...

What a beautiful card for a bride! I love the simplicity of it. The swirls, the flower, the pink edge -- it's all great!

Basement Stamper said...

OMG, this is absolutely darling. What a great card and way to incorporate all the colors.

Tina said...

OMG, you made DM's TOP 15!!!!!
This is super cute. Might have to case it for a shower I'm going to in couple weeks!

Tina

sarahmartina said...

Congrats! This is beautiful... the flower accenting the dress is just perfect. And the glitter...just the right touch!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! Very well deserved! :)

Laura B. said...

What a gorgeous card!! Stunning!! Congrats on the top pick, too!!

Cindy Holshouser said...

This is a stunner. Wow. Soooo clever.

Elise said...

THAT card is beyond GORGEOUS! Wow. Breathtaking! What a unique look and excellent use of these colors! Congratulations on your "Spotlight" nod!

Laurel said...

This is great! I love the sway you glittered up your background! I'll have to get me one of those glue pens! Can you pick those up at a local craft store?

Mary said...

OH SO CUTE! I love it! Congrats!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!

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