Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Moments!

I have a card to share today!  This card is for two challenges.  I am sampling along with the SCSCCDT for this week's SCS Color Combo Challenge (CC380).  Mary is the host.  She has challenged us to use  Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip.  Check out the link to play along and to find out what the dessert option is. 

This card is also for this week's ODBD Shining the Light Challenge.  The theme this week is all about Summer.  I really thought this scene from ODBD As You Graduate stamp set would be a perfect back drop representative of Summertime.  I combined it with the newly released Thank God stamp set.   Love this sentiment.  

For my card, I combined  some Spellbinder's dies.  One I used as a border. I have been trying to find more ways to play with my dies and get different looks.  Can you guess which die I used for the border?   For the color challenge, I searched through my stash of papers and ended up using a piece from a Basic Grey dp pack from a couple of years ago.   It has hues of chocolate, black, ivory, and artichoke in this pattern.  I then added for the border one piece of some MME that looked close enough to Tangerine Tango.   I did have to use some ink distressed vintage corrugated paper from a set of dishes I purchased. Love this stuff.  It is soft and not as stiff as true corrugated cardboard.  I love adding this element for a bit of texture.  All in all I kept this card pretty clean and simple for me.  Finished with a seam binding bow and three gold pearls.  Oh, I did pop up the focal panel for added dimension.  These colors definitely work for a masculine card.  Just another way to do a guy card.  They can be manly elegance?  Guy cards do not always have to be playful or rustic. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Playing along with a few blog challenges
Try it on Tuesday:  Anything Goes 
Delightful Challenge:  For the boys (these colors are definitely manly) 
Fussy and Fancy:  Boy Attitude (elegant guy card)
Do You Stack Up: Boys/Men 
Moving Along with the Times:  Let's Get krafty (corrugated element is kraft plus my card base is kraft)
Let's Ink It Up:  Favorite Embellishment (these gold adhesive pearls...they no longer make them so I only use them for special moments). 


  1. What a fabulous sentiment!! Gorgeous papers and cards as always.

  2. Beautiful card, Love the colours and the Sentiment is wonderful! I Love it.
    Thanks for sharing with MAWTT this week.
    Hugs Mau XX

  3. What a beautiful card and a lovely sentiment Betty.
    Thanks for getting Krafty with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  4. Love the colour combo. Beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  5. That is just beautiful - especially the message it sends!

    I hopped over from Exposure 99% weekday hop.

    -the missis

  6. love this beautiful card Betty-the sentiment is more than awesome-like your new blog photo as well

  7. Oh how gorgeous Betty!! I just love your sponged edges, the texture and the details. Beautiful as always!! Thanks for supporting the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!! I so appreciate your efforts for ODBD.

  8. Beautiful in every way! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  9. Absolutely stunning. I do like those little gold pearls. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  10. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Lets Ink It Up's embellies challenge!

  11. Another beautiful card Betty! Thanks for sharing your talents with the world, it really is an act of generosity.

  12. Gorgeous and such yummy colors too!!

  13. Gorgeous card. Beautiful sentiment. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma


Thanks so much!

© The Things I Do With Paper. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.