So I did do some crafting this weekend, just not as much as I though I would have. We got a lot done around the house and took a fun off roading 4X4 trip on Saturday, with my hubby and son. I did have time to create a card for the Embellish Polka Dot Paradise Color Challenge...Aren't these colors fabulous! Love that flower too! Here is what I came up with...
Using burgundy, orange and light orange cardstock, tearing and distressing the edges, then layering, I created a neat gradient color effect. I stamped and heat embossed the cream card base with tiny polka dots, from Polka Dot Basics II, in clear embossing powder. The embossed dots are such an awesome detail, I really LOVE the way it turned out! You have to try it! Click on the photo for a closer look.
Wrapped the edge with twine and tied with a button. Layered the leaves, from Beautiful Blooms that were stamped in orange then with cream polka dots, under the button. I chose this sentiment, from Men of Life, for the card because of it's polka dots (after all this is a polka dot challenge too). Then finished the card off with two more buttons and rounded the bottom corner. I am really happy with the way it turned out!
ETA: The latest challenge over at the Moxie Fab World Blog is Gradient Is Radiant, gradient which is achieved by color changing gradually. What a coincidence, a couple of days after I posted this card this new Moxie Fab Challenge was posted and I already had the perfect card to post. Stop on by and check out the other fabulous creations that have been submitted and give it a try your self.
Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today.
Thinking Of You: (All PTI unless noted)
- Stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Polka Dot Basics II & Men Of Life
- Ink: Burgundy & orange (from craft supply) & Vintage Cream Ink
- Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI), Burgundy, Orange & Light Orange (Core'dinations)
- Accessories: Buttons, Twine, Clear Embossing Powder & Corner Rounder