Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A New Challenge for Me

My sweet friend Cheryl is a design team member for City Crafter Challenge Blog and I just happened to notice that the challenge this week was to make a card using stripes and polka dots.  I haven't participated in this blog challenge before, but I love stripes and dots, so since I had a few extra minutes on my hands, I decided to give it a whirl.


I made this entire card (well, except for the card base) from paper I found in my scrap bin.  It always makes me feel good when I can use up some of my scraps!  I layered the striped paper on a solid green, then again on a dark blue and adhered all of that to my card base which is white.  I punch the red and white polka-dotted border with a Fiskars border punch, added a dark blue ribbon and then adhered it to the background stripes.  The flower was made by punching a large green scalloped circle, a smaller red circle, then a smaller white circle.  I stamped "just saying hello" on the white piece and doodled a few polka dots in red around the edges of the white.  The red is adhered to the green and then I pop-dotted the white sentiment over the red.  The stem and leaf were cut free-handed and layered under the flower.  Topped it all off with a pretty blue bow....and it was all done! Love how this turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are much appreciated! Until next time....

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8 comments:

Diana Joy said...

....such a cute and festive card. I too love to use my scraps. I have a love of striped paper and last week when JoAnn's had paper on sale I bought about 40 sheets of it. Take care.

Cheryl Nelson said...

So FUN Susan!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cute card! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB!!

craftattack said...

Great card, looks really smart, and well done on using the scraps! Valerie

jimlynn said...

Just PERFECT!!! Love those colors too!
Lynn

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Susan, what a great way to use your scraps (I love that feeling, too!)...and what wonderful primary colors! Fun card!

Meggymay said...

Its a super card, love the stripes, great colours. Yvonne x

Ros said...

Fabulous card ... so glad you came to join us this week at CCCB

Linda R. said...

So glad you played along with us this week.. Your card is super cute..

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