Wednesday, July 3, 2013



I have a card to share today that incorporates a few blog challenges I wanted to play.    First of all, I am playing along with this week's Retro Sketch #70 I love that these sketches challenge me to make more CAS styled cards.  CAS styled cards are a real challenge for me.  What is too much or not enough?   Know what I mean?  The bikini of cards.  No where to hide.    I am also playing along with the Dynamic Duos DD59 color challenge.  I love colors and I love designer papers.  So, this challenge really test my wits.  First, I only get to use two colors?!  What?  (Dramatic pause here just so the impact really sinks in).   I mean my dh asked me once how many different wall colors was he going to be able to see from the kitchen?     I asked myself...can I do only two?   Well, here is my take on it.   This week's duos is basic gray and one other color of choice.  I chose to use Hawaiian Shores.  I am also playing along with  Stacey's Stamping Stage Birthday Linky Party!    I  am so thrilled that Stacey's Curtain Call Challenge is coming back!  Woo Hoo! 





For my card I am using some PTI stamp sets and some PTI designer paper patterns that I just bought from a very wonderful stamper in the PTI forum.  I just loved receiving all these wonderful colors and patterns.  I finally got a chance to ink up the rosie posie set with its complimentary definition set.  LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!   With the duo combo I decided to stamp one each of a flower in each color.  I did combine the gray and hawaiian shores for the leaves which were each stamped off for both the base color and the stem color detailing.  Love this look.  I stamped the frame around the focal panel.  I placed my flowers and leaves adding dimension, then place a threaded hawaiian shores button in the corner.  Love the clean simplicity of this card with those beautiful flowers!

My DD is 19 years old today!  I am so Blessed!  She is a wonderful young woman.  Where does the time go?  



As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

8 comments:

  1. So pretty Betty! I love these colors together. :)

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  2. Way to rock those roses, Betty! Never mind the triple challenge :)

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  3. What a gorgeous birthday card, Betty! Love the beautiful blooms over the clean frame you created:) Thanks so much for celebrating with me at the Birthday Linky Party and happy birthday to your daugher!

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  4. Happy Birthday to your daughter, Betty! I think you've done just fine with only two colours, and I hope you keep on coming back again! :-) Your card is spectacular. The choice of Hawaiian Shores is surprising (in a good way), and very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

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  5. Love your card!Very Pretty!Love your colors!!!!

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  6. The colors you used are oh so cool!

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  7. Pretty card. The colors and bg are awesome!

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  8. Betty, so happy to see you using your new collection of designer papers. Your card is just stunning and your choice of color combinations is fabulous, your card has a lovely vintage look to me, I love it.

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