Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Do you like a Challenge?

My son who is in a PhD program at Notre Dame asked that I make him a card so he can say thank you to a very special Latin professor.  He asked me to remember that it was coming from him and not from me.  I think that meant not too flowery.  :)

My inspiration came from the Saturday Sketch Challenge on Stampin 411.  This is a new site for me.  I'm excited I found it because only Stampin' Up! supplies are used on the cards you will see there.

You begin with the sketch below.  Think of the sketch as a starting point especially if you are having trouble getting your creative juices flowing.   But remember it's ok to make some changes.

I used the Paisley Petals DSP that we were able to order during a sneak peak.  It will be available in the new catalog coming out on July 1!  And since flowers were not an option for this card I used the bird from the Friends 24/7 stamp set.  It has been one of my favorite sets this year.

My first thought was to use Old Olive ribbon but am happy with the pop of color using the Marina Mist. I used the ribbon tab and brad because he requested no bows!

So...give it a try.  This is a fun way to be challenged.


1 comment:

  1. Diane, This card is sure to fit the bill perfectly. I also love the pop of color with the Marina Mist. I'm sure it will be the nicest card that professor ever gets. Thank you for sharing. When I first went on your blog I could only see your last post, so I came back on again now and am able to view many others. All beautiful.


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