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!



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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  6. The colors you used are oh so cool!

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

  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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