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Sunday, August 14, 2011

:: Birthday Sundaes Challenge #22! ::


This week's Birthday Sundaes' challenge was to create a card using a minimum of 3 brads.

Lori at Scraps by Sissy is our guest designer for this week and has created a lovely card, which let me just say is fabulous!

Personally, I found this challenge a little daunting (guess that's the point of a challenge!) because I really don't use brads in my creations (aside from placing brads in the middle of flowers!), I had a tough time figuring out find what to do with them!  I tried to rise to the occasion!

I cut a piece of white cardstock to create a 5"x 5" card base and cut some Bazzil Basics dark grey cardstock to create a frame.  Using patterned paper from Echo Park's 6x6 "Victorian Garden", cut out a square piece of paper and inked the edges with "Wild Hare" ColourBox pigment ink and using Silver Pearl Liquid Pearls, I attached it to the gray cardstock.

For the image, I used Doodle Pantry's "Wild Rose" and coloured it with Copics and cut it out with my smal oval nestabilities.  On the rose, I used a fine line of Cotton Candy Stickles and some glossy accents on the leaves to make it look like they had been rained on.  For the background, again I coloured with Prisma pencil crayons and blended it with Gamsol.  I also added a piece of white "lingerie" lace (it's what the store called it!) to the the framed oval cardstock.

I stamped the birthday sentiment on white vellum and attached it to another framed piece of the same Echo Park patterned paper and attached the brads (Making Memories) on either side of the sentiment and added Liquid Pearls to the edge.

If you haven't already check out the DT creations for this week's challenge... you really should! 

Thanks for dropping by!

13 comments:

Dragonlady said...

Nice job as usual. I like the touch of lace and the placement of the brags. You are so talented!

Amy said...

This is so pretty and I love the touch of sparkle! I too struggled with the brads- you did a great job :)Amy

Maribel said...

Wow Samantha! This card is gorgeous! The sparkle and the ribbon around the oval are amazing touches! You did a fantastic job with the brads!!
Maribel

Karen said...

looks to me like you handled this challenge like a breeze! The choice and placement of your brads could not be more perfect!
karen
www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card...love the cvolors:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kristie said...

I love this, Samantha! The image is beautiful and I like the lace around it. You did great with the brads, love that they are blingy ones!

Tracy said...

Ohhh this card is sooo pretty. Love the soft colours and the touch of sparkle. Very pretty.

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So very pretty! Love the bling!

Kimberly said...

Wow, this card is so pretty and elegant! I just love it!! Great job!

Kimberly said...

Stunning card....very elegant. Love it...tfs
www.justwordz.ca

Dawn said...

Hi Samantha! I loooove your card! The colors and the bling are great. You did a wonderful job. Have a great Tuesday...

Tracey said...

So pretty.....love the way you have used the brads. And colored image is great.

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Samantha, your card this week is gorgeous! I love your work with the liquid pearl! After seeing your card for Kristie, I had to go out an buy some! I'm going to need a lot of practice to get it to look at beautiful as yours! Great job challenging yourself with the brads!