Monday, May 24, 2010

Tropical take on a Challenge

Ok, we're back in business today! No running over to see the grandbaby. No sir, not today. I'm actually staying home and getting something done!! Aren't you proud of me? What's that? You don't really care what I do? Oh nuts. Well, that's all right, I'm sure there's someone out there that is gonna love my card idea. After lunch I sat down and checked in at the Stamping 411 Challenge for the week. It was another good one (aren't they all???). And since I happened to have some lovely Island Oasis Designer Series Paper sitting around that I hadn't opened yet, I figured now was the time! Hope you like my take on the challenge.
Stamps: Tropical Party and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, and Very Vanilla with Island Oasis DSP
Ink: Basic Brown, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, and Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Big Shot with Square Lattice Impressions Embossing Folder, Earth Elements Mini Brads, Cutter Kit, and Dimensionals
I love how easy it was to pull this card together once I decided to use the DSP and stamp set. The color choices came from the DSP and I added the distressed texture to the edges to go with an island feel. And I just had to use the newest embossing folder, Square Lattice. Either side of the design gives you wonderful texture and feel. I am so hooked on using texture on cards, and on using this embossing folder especially! If you don't have it yet, what are you waiting for??
Go to the Stamping 411 blog and check out all the other ideas. They always have great ideas that are wonderful to use for your cardmaking. And play along with the challenge if you have time. It's fun!
Now, what should I do next? Hmmm, baby?? No, no, not today. Gotta be good and give them a break. Maybe I'll do some laundry or stamp up another card or two. Have a great week.


Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! I totally love this one!!! Me and distressing go hand in hand and I love it on this card!! That texture plate looks great here too!!! Thanks for playing with us on our 1st Anniversary!! We have had a great year so far and looking forward to our next!!

Lisa Martin said...

What a gorgeous card! Love it! :)

Rhonda Langley said...

Great card! I love that embossing folder! Love the little strip of embossed paper across the middle.

Kerin said...

I'm so glad that you stayed home and made a card, it came out gorgeous! I can almost taste that pina colada!!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

WOW!!! You hit the jackpot with this one What a fabulous combination of DSP and Stamp Set. This is for sure going into my special file. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

how pretty!! a really nice card!! this is such a cool set!!

Selene Kempton said...

Amazing colors! I love the skyline that you water colored in.. Awesome all the way around!

Robin Merriman said...

LOVE this card Sharon! Thanks so much for playing along this week!

Patti Chesky said...

Love this...SO MUCH!!! The dsp and the perfect. Makes me want to order a foo-foo drink.