May 9, 2010

Embellish Magazine Dimension Color Challenge

Here is my DEEsign for the current Embellish Magazine Challenge:

Here's the challenge inspiration board:

And here are the DEEtails:

1. I had a tough time finding the right colors that would go with the inspiration photos. I chose to go with Stampin' Up's Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip, Paper Source's Chartreuse, and Papertrey Ink's Terracotta.

2. I loved the viney image in the top right corner and wanted to use it for the background of my card. I started out with a piece of Naturals White card stock. I ran my Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, and Chartreuse card stocks through my Cricut machine, with the Songbird cartridge, and selected several flower images in different sizes. I cut the leaves off of the flowers and adhered them onto my card stock to create the a viney look. Then I added a Chocolate Chip mat to my background.

3. I stamped a sentiment from my PTI Signature Greetings set onto Bermuda Bay card stock and trimmed it down. I cut a piece of PTI Terracotta card stock to mat my sentiment and rounded the corners. I adhered it to my background.

4. I added some brown ruffle ribbon to my card. I love this ribbon and really wanted it to stand out, so I overlapped two pieces of ribbon onto the card using some Sticky Strip.

5. For my final touch, I punched some flowers, using my Martha Stewart Cosmo punch with PTI Terracotta paper. I layered two together and punched the centers to add some brads from my stash. I adhered them to my card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I adhered one of the flowers using Sticky Strip, which helped to make the 3 flowers pop at different heights.

Thanks for peeking in!


  1. The flowers mega pop.... BRILL!! ACE design!
    Angela xxx.

  2. Very nice card! I love the leaves in the background.

  3. FAB job on re-creating the leaf pattern!! Really stands out!

  4. I love the pattern!!!! Wonderful card!

  5. Girl, have you been published yet? Your work is colorful, artful and impeccable. Hugs, M

  6. Oh, yeah! Your Deesign is Deelicious! :-) Totally awesome attention to detail!

  7. Fabulous job!!! Love how you chose the pattern and incorporated it on your card :) TFS!

  8. Perfection! I am so inspired by your card. You are sure to win. Are you sure YOU didn't make up this challenge? Perfection!!!