Monday, July 22, 2013

Just Because

   I only had to work a half day today and that meant there was extra "me" time. And I used that time wisely . . . I made a card {smile}.

   Note: After I made this card, I thought it looked a bit too "Halloween-y" because of the colors. I was going for more of a "bright, cheerful" look, so hopefully the recipient will think it looks more cheerful and less like Halloween.

   The card design is from Friday Sketch Challenge #48, although I turned the sketch into a gate fold card (I thought it was perfect for this style of card).
   And it worked out great because Twist of Faith's challenge #46  this week is to create a Gate Fold Card.
   Melonheadz Friends challenge this week is to use lots of circles--so I did. Two of the DPs have circles in them. I die-cut and punched circles. I even embossed the sentiment mattes with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. I added a portion of a white circle to the inside so I could write a note. And I added a button and two pearls (more on them later).
The sentiment and Ink (Wild Wasabi) are from Stampin' Up! 

     The DP are digi-papers from Doodle Pantry: Black Eyed Susan (inside) and Happy Birdie (front and small strip on the inside).
    So, about the pearls. I didn't have any green or orange pearls or rhinestones that were bright enough for this card. So I grabbed an orange Sharpie marker and colored two white pearls. Yup, they are "Sharpie-pearls."  I was very pleased with the way they turned out. I found a green button, so decided to use the button with an orange and green twine knot at the top of the pearls.
   All in all, I'm happy with this card - - and, yes, I'm leaning more toward "bright and cheerful". 
I'm also entering this card in the following challenge: 
Keep Crafting,


  1. Heather, I didn't think of Halloween when I saw your card. It is definitely bright and cheery! You also gave me a new idea about combining different colors of twine on buttons. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Twist of Faith. We look forward to seeing more!

  2. Great card. Thanks for joining Our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  3. Just popped by to see how your copic colouring is going, and see that you've ducked out and just stamped coloured ink for the past couple of posts!! LOL
    Hope you're having fun. Gorgeous card, and in no way halloween'y!

    1. Sometimes that happens LOL. But, I did just get a bunch of new Copics (to go with my other ones) and I bought a few sets of Spectrum Noir keep an eye out...I have a couple digis I can't wait to practice on. I'm working on it...

  4. Your card will be put on Friday Sketch Challenge today, sorry for all the waiting, its been a nightmare of a week.
    Shirley xx

  5. Lovely card, like the gate fold and the decoration inside. Thanks for joining in with us at Friday Sketch Challenge. Thanks for your patience with the technical problem - we had never experienced anything like that before.
    Shirley xx

  6. Lovely card.Great take on our sketch, Thank you for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge,
    Hugs Debs


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