24 March 2009

24 Mar 2009 - 2S4Y Challenge

Here's my take on the 2S4Y Challenge -- a birthday card for my very dear friend Kathy!

I used a QK Revolutions die cut in my Sizzix Big Shot--I got the QK die during the Houston Shop Hop!! What a fun time that was! I also used a Cuttlebug embossing die on the core-d'nations paper (vases). I tend to get mixed up between embossing and debossing when I'm making the "sandwich" -- these turned out debossed but I think they look kind of like the Navajo pots I got in Arizona a few years ago, so it was a pleasing mistake! My sister sent me the core-d'nations paper and I think it's totally awesome!!!! I don't think there's any other way I'd have gotten the Navajo pot look!!

The card itself is from The Card Connection, yellow, orange, blue cardstock from Club Scrap, white cardstock from DCWV Luxury Collection, raffia unknown, blue brads from Recollections (Michaels), black brad unknown, and black paper with tan core is core-d'nations! I also used Staz-On ink with a Stampin' Up stamp (celebrate from 2006 special set).

My friend Sherry distresses a lot, so she inspired me to use the Tim Holtz distresser around the edge of the yellow cardstock.

I have to admit that I really, really miss Recollections. We were up in Dallas for the King Tut exhibit and in the old days, a trip to Dallas always meant a special treat to go to the scrapbook store! Oh, well.

Finally, as a gardener, I know that God doesn't make blue flowers in nature -- but isn't it cool that I can make blue flowers in scrapbooking??? I was very blessed tonight to see a bluebird -- and even though Houston is on a migratory route, it is very unusual to see a mountain bird in our area! Magnificent!

Thanks for taking a look at my blog.


Tamaroo said...

That turned out really awesome! Now I need to use my core dinations paper! Those pots are really cool! She is going to love the card!

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing:)

Savitri said...

Very sweet card! You did well coordinating the colors.