Friday, 9 May 2008

Another Colour Challenge Card...for Mum!

Well, I got down to making Mum her Mother's Day card tonight (LATE...UGH!)....Mum if you are reading my blog....avert your can't look until Sunday (ok?).

Anyway...I decided I'd use Kristina's Colour Challenge Colours again...because, as I said last week, all that stuff was strewn all over my craft table anyway.

This is the card that I made:

I saw a card on Jayne Mercer's Blog recently that had a flower with multiple stems and I had to use the idea....although mine are a bit swirlier than Jayne's. Thanks Jayne!

Now, really quickly because my eyes are drooping out of my head and I'm yawning every 15 seconds...I have used:

- Brilliant Blue Cardstock
- Jersey Shore Double-Sided Designer Series Paper
- White Embroidery Thread
- Crafter's Toolkit
- 3/4 inch circle punch
- On Board Blossoms and Basics Chipboard
- Crop-a-dile
- Crystal effects
- Dimensionals
- White Gel Pen

If you check out the flower centre closely, this is what you will see:

Apparently this is what happens to Crystal Effects when you are impatient for it to dry so you whip out your Heat Tool and give it a blast to speed along the drying process! It looks like little shock waves rippling out from the centre of the circle. It still dried glassy though, so I thought it looked kinda cool. It sort of reminds me of a Lifesaver. I had punched the hole in the centre of the circle (using the Crop-a-dile of course ;-) thinking that I would put a brad of some sort in there.....but after I got the ripple effect in the Crystal Effects I thought I'd leave it as is.

And that is all there is to it!


Mary said...

Great use of chipboard. I've been trying to come up with something to show my club members but have a difficult time using it on cards.

Amy said...

Very very Cute card!

Anonymous said...

super cute card!

Savitri said...

Nice job with the chipboard. Great looking card overall!!

travelingmama said...

What a cute card! Love the center button!

LeAnne said...

Sam, this is ADORABLE!! I love the button, even with the ripply CE!! It's unique! Your mom will love it. And no wonder your eyes are tired, after sewing all those stems!! Good grief!! It really makes the card look great---anything for our mothers, right?! Love it!

Jill said...

Love all the polka dots and the center of that flower rocks!

Kellie Jupe said...

Congratulations Sam you did it again - top 10. You are on fire!!! The card is very cool.

Melissa Kulesa said...

Wow! I love this card. :)

Tracy Bayley said...

well done! Love the colours. There are some great cards coming out of this challenge I think - have had a look at a few of them but I think this one is the nicest ones yet! Am liking the swirl on the centre flower. Mistakes are new creations waiting to happen :)

Kriss said...

Congrats to you! Great card!

Deanna said...

Supte cute card.. love the stitching!

Kim's Life said...

Love it!!!

Tracy Bayley said...

Let me be the first one to CONGRATULATE you once again for getting picked by Kristina......Well done Sam :) Went on there this afternoon to see who got on her top 10 list *grins*

LeAnne said...

Wahoo!! You made Kristina's top ten!!! You go, girl!

yvonne said...

gorgeous card and I LOVE the crystal effects effect lol!