Saturday, August 18, 2007

Weekend Challenges


With no Bingo numbers to call today or tomorrow, I will be entering some challenges. As you may know from a previous post, my DS Andrew recently became engaged to a lovely young woman, Sheena. This is the card I made for them and it will be my entry for the challenge over at Stampingranny's.

The challenge is to make a gate fold card, which I love BTW, and the engagement was a perfect opportunity to really 'gussy' it up! I used the tutorial by Beate Johns and a couple of little details (read hearts on the front) that I saw at Oodabug Alley. Thanks, Charmaine I did tell you I loved it, but couldn't quite bring myself to copy it exactly, although I did think about it. The tool that is most useful for the gate fold card is my Scor-Pal. I use this little baby EVERY TIME I made a card. I will never hand-fold again. Thanks so much to Diana Crick for creating this terrific, can't-live-without-tool.
I followed Beate's tutorial closely using the same colours of Blue Bayou and Soft Sky. I was even going to use the same scrolly, swirly stamp set, but used my Gel-A-Tins set called Flourishes. It was a gift from my DD Tiffany on her trip to San Francisco. I stamped the flourshes in Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. The hearts are from the SU set, Simply Said and were stamped using my Thing-A-Majig to line it up accurately. Then came the Slit Punch by SU and some lacy, pearly ribbon I got at that marvelous $$ store.
The quote on the inside of the card I found on page 104 of the current SU Fall and Winter Catalogue. Who knew it would be such a great resource for quotes! So, that's it for the moment. I've decided that for every challenge I enter this weekend, I'm going to add an extra Bingo number on Monday. We really need someone to win so we can move on to the next Round! Have a wonderful day, I'm going back to my craft room to do a card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge # 15. You can get the details here.

9 comments:

Alexandra said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Barb! I know they will love it! TFS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

stampingranny said...

What a fabulous entry for the challenge! So beautiful Barb! Thanks for playing you got right on it! Deb

Heather Grow said...

It's gorgeous, Barb!

Kathy W said...

Barb, what a beautiful card! So elegant with soft, romantic colors. Great quote in the center panel, too. Happy stamping this weekend, and thanks for sharing.

So Sonya said...

that is fantastic!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card, Barb! I'm sure they will LOVE it!

Tami said...

looks like a fun creative weekend with all your great challenge projects.

Jennifer said...

What a perfectly wonderful engagement card. So beautiful and I know they'll treasure it too.

Deb said...

So beautiful, not the easiest cards to make you have done a great job here!