Monday, November 10, 2014

Friendship? (yes, please) - PCCCS#117 (2) and Fab Friday 54

Edited: WooHoo not only my card below has been voted in the Top 3, but so did my other entry!!! WOW. Thank you so much if you voted for me. It really means a lot. You can see the other card right here

This is my second entry based on the sketch of PCCCS-117  and I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could use the color combo of the challenge at Fab Friday.

For this card (my second entry to their challenge), I have used the sketch from PCCCS-117 again but I flipped it on its side, and the challenge at Fab Friday this week was calling for a very unusual combo of colors and I was curious to see if I could make it work.

 Here are the sketch and the color banner:


For my card base I used Blackberry Bliss, matted with a smaller piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock. For the focal point this time, I stamped one of the sentiment from the From my Heart stamp set in Blackberry Bliss on a piece of Naturals Ivory and then die cut it with one of the Deco Labels die. I introduced the Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry by cutting 2 pieces of DSP and adhering the piece of Crushed Curry carefully over the Cajun Craze polka dots and forming a frame of dots around the horizontal lines.

The beautiful satin ribbon in Blackberry Bliss is topped with a punched paper bow (punch from Martha Steward in my stash); I then colored four rhinestones with the Blackberry Bliss marker, one in the middle of the bow and the 3 others on the side of the BB piece of CS next to the ribbon.  

So what do you think of  today's card? Please do pop by the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch and the Fab Friday blogs and you will be sure to see some great cards as always. 

Cardstocks: Blackberry Bliss133675 (133676) –  Naturals Ivory (101849)
DSP stack: Regals (130139) Crushed Curry / Moonlight (133701)
Ink Pads: Blackberry Bliss (133642)  Crushed Curry (131173)
Markers:  Cajun Craze – Blackberry Bliss
Stamp Sets: From My Heart (C 126557) – Chalk Talk (C 130634)
Framelits: Deco Labels (130102) – Hears a Flutter (130159)
Embellishments: Jewels Basic Rhinestone (colored with Blackberry Bliss Marker)
Ribbon: 3/8” Stitched Satin Mossy Meadow
Non SU => MS Punch Bow

Thank you for visiting my blog and let me you you dropped by and leave a comment to let me know what you think of this combo.


I think you made our colors work! Well done with your cutting and layering to make the polka dots on the bottom layer line up just so! The bow is a cute accent! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Posted by Amanda Mertz on November 11, 2014 at 05:30 PM #

You are too kind Amanda! I am pleased with how it turned out and I must say it was challenging for me to make those colors work together. I would not have thought of this combo by myself and I am glad I took the challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. :-)

Posted by Louise on November 11, 2014 at 07:46 PM #

You did a lovely job! It's a very rich looking card and I like the layers. It looks very "fall". Thanks for playing with us at Fab Friday again!

Posted by Mindy Backes on November 12, 2014 at 04:44 PM #

Thank you so much Mindy. I really appreciate reading your comment. These was such a fun combo of colors to play with, again I probably would not have thought of putting them together myself but it works so well!

Posted by Louise on November 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM #

I never bought that stamp set From My Heart but now I'm thinking...hmmmm....looks nice on your card! Good job, Louise!

Posted by Jamilla on November 19, 2014 at 11:54 AM #

Thanks Jamilla..... P.S. you know that stamp is on the Extravaganza list!!!! you still have a few days!

Posted by Louise on November 28, 2014 at 12:38 PM #

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