Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 63 - Just a Note

Today's challenge at Mark's Finest Papers is to use a DIE CUT somewhere in your background.  As I contemplated this challenge, I had many vague ideas about how to incorporate a die cut.  I am proud of the selection of Spellbinders dies that I own, and was trying to envision using one of them. 

The day I made my sample card, my creative mojo must've went on vacation without me.  I just couldn't think of something fantastic, and made instead a perfectly fine - but perfectly ordinary - card. 

I almost never use orange, but I looked in my designer paper box and this called to me.  It's retired Stampin' Up! paper.  The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers' Sand - Surf - Relax, and the flourishes are from their Flourishes and Frame set, which I ADORE.


There's my die cut - a frame surrounding the sentiment.  It's an oldie but goodie from Stampin' Up!, when they made sheets of die cuts in different colors.  And see the gold rose charm?  It's available from Mark's Finest Papers.  You get 3 for only $1.25!  I think that's a steal; they're really nice.

Sure hope you can play along with us this week!  Just link up your creation HERE by Friday, July 15, 2011 at 3 pm EST. 

Thanks for joining me!

Colleen

Stamps:  Flourishes and Frame, Sand-Surf-Relax by MFP
Paper:  Crushed Curry, patterned paper - Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Chocolate Chip - SU
Punch:  Double Scallop - Martha Stewart
Other:  die cut - SU; gold rose charm - MFP; vintage ribbon; gold brads - JoAnn's; dimensionals

18 comments:

Stella said...

There is beauty to be found in ordinairy things:) I think you did a fab job and your card has a touch of elegance which is lovely.
That stamp is a beauty and goes so well with your choice of patterned papers and the font of the sentiment is wonderful!
Have a wonderful weekend; hugs!

Linda Callahan said...

It is so nice to see orange used for something other than Halloween! This is so elegant! Love how it turned out!

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--this is so pretty. I love how serene this card is. Very pretty. And of course I love the charm!!!!! TFS

Emily Keaton said...

That orange is so cheery and pretty, Colleen! I love all the flourishes you added to this sweet card. The charm and die cut frame are great touches. Such a sweet card!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Aaaa this reminds me of summer sherbet or better yet a Creamsicle!!! It's the color of summer fun!!! I love the flourish stamp-it's a great design feature on this card. Love the bow and charm too! Sweet card.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Janeen said...

Colleen, i know that happens sometimes, and I love that you posted this. It helps all of us remember that we aren't 100% "ON" all the time. However, I love that you jazzed this up with that cute little charm. Good job, my friend.

Linda R. said...

This looks wonderful.. Such a happy feel to it.. I love the orange color you chose..

Hugs, Linda

Shirley said...

Wow! Colleen, how bright and right on! Lovely images, charm, and really like what you did with the lower right hand corner!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So pretty Colleen! The orange is perfect! Cute charm too! I used to not like orange, but seem to use it quite a bit in crafting! Crafting has definitely broadened my horizons on color! Love the elegance of this card!

~Tammy~ said...

You should use orange more often! I like the charm it gives it that perfect finishing touch!

Maria said...

Huh? You make an ordinary card?! I think NOT! Seriously, you have an elegant lovely charm to all your cards. Lovely paper, stamp, ribbon and sweet little rose charm. Love it all! Take care care, hugs!:-))

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Love this orange card--love that little charm...and those papers....Your ribbon is LUSH! I love that scallop with the stamping too! YOU ROCK:)

Ann Schach said...

Elegant and classy, Colleen! The rose charm is the perfect touch!

Lagene said...

Very Pretty!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Colleen! I love the orange. I don't use it a lot but love it when I do.

Lori said...

So pretty Colleen!! LOVE the charm!!!

Patrice said...

Thanks for following my blog! I'm returning the favor...

lynn said...

this is perfectly lovely, colleen:) sweet charm!

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