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Aug 25, 2007

Let's Get Punchy - Blogger's Challenge

I'm LATE, I'm LATE for a very important date!....Yes I'm finally getting around to posting my card for Week 8 of the Blogger's Challenge Group. Last week was so busy and a lot of time was spent taking care of those little orphaned kittens we took in. Which I'm happy to say are doing quite well & starting to grow like little weeds. Anyway I finally managed today to have some free time to stamp. This weeks challenge was to use punches on our cards/projects. So without further ado here is my card:

This was not at all what I had originally thought of doing. My first thought was to doing something with stars so I could use the new SU Star Punch but when I tried yesterday (Friday) to come up with an idea nothing looked right. I put it away and today got out my papers etc...and turned on my blog so I could listen to my Play List (which I'll address at the end of this post) and was inspired to create the following card.

Card Base: Sage Shadow stamped with Sanded Background in Sage Shadow Ink. Layered with a piece of the Outlaw designer paper and a row of scallops punched with the "Slit Punch" on textured Creamy Caramel card stock. I added Chocolate Brads to the scallops.

Then I used the Small Scallop (SU) to punch out the Chocolate Chip portion of my flower and the 1 3/8" (SU) circle punch for the flower center which was punch out of So Saffron Card stock and stamped with Itty Bitty Backgrounds in the Saffron ink to create sunflower like speckles. I stamped the butterfly image from Priceless with Sage Shadow Ink and then stamped on my Versa Mark pad and onto the Sage card stock and quickly sprinkled Clear EP and heat set then cut out. I just glued down the body portion of the butterfly so that I could raise the wings up.

I stamped the flourish with Chocolate Chip ink onto the pattern paper and then punched out 3 small flowers from the Three For You punch kit on Saffron CS and then punched out Chocolate Chip centers with the 1/8" Handheld circle punch and glued them down. I raised the edges of the petals up a little by curling them with my fingers. The corners of my card were rounded with the Large SU Corner Rounder (now retired & I have no clue why as it is such a neat punch). The sentiment is from: All Holidays and was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink.
There you have it...If you haven't already taken a look at everyone else's challenge cards/projects be sure to check them out using the Blogger's Challenge list on the side bar of my blog. Hope you enjoy. - Ida


  1. Lovely card, Ida, and I love those cute little kitties too!

  2. Great choice. Love what you did and the colors you used. While generally I don't prefer music on a blog, the song that plays by the Eagles is one that I love, so I don't mind. :)

  3. Ida - I love those colors, what a great combination of color and layout!

  4. What a lovely card! I had answered your e-mail plea for a color combo with kraft and sage shadow and to be honest, so saffron was one I wasn't thrilled with and didnt' mention as an option. BUT, seeing it here on screen, I have an entirely different opinion....it is GORGEOUS! (Gotta love those background papers!!) You may be a bit late, but it was so worth the wait!! (And I like the music as well!)

  5. Ida, your card is beautiful! Love the way you put all the design elements together.

  6. Very pretty! Good use of the Outlaw paper in a "non western" way!

  7. well if you're late then I'm really late (haven't posted mine yet - sickness in my house). :) Love this card - the colors are great!! where is the flourish from - I should probably know but don't. and again - that darn 3 for you flower punch is used!! you all are really trying to make me cave and buy it! :D

  8. So pretty Ida! I love the little flowers floating around in the flourish. It looks like they're blowing in the wind.

  9. beautiful! and it looks so natural together -meant for each other

  10. wow!! I am glad to find your blog!
    This card is very very wonderful! I love the color, the punch and the butterfly. It seems to fly away any minute!
    You are great!