Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - No Patterned Paper

The Cute Card Thursday challenge this week is to create a card without using any patterned paper. Hey, that's no problem for me I thought - I've finally got my Cuttlebug!

So, without further ado, here is my 2nd ever Cuttlebug card and also my entry for this weeks CCT challenge.

Do you ever make a card and then think, "Yes, that really works"?. Well, I had one of those {rare} moments when I stepped back to admire this card. I love it!

I mounted some pink cardstock onto a card blank and ran a matching piece through the Cuttlebug using the Perfectly Paisley embossing folder. I then attacked the card with an emery board, exposing the white core of the embossed sections of the cardstock. This panel was then matted on lighter pink card. I coloured the Sugar Nellie image which I received in our recent SBS swap (thanks Tracey!) with watercolour pencils, inked the edges and then matted this on pale pink card. I highlighted the corners of the card with some gorgeous little glass beads which I received in the stash Tracy from 'Dies to Die For' sent me. I finished the card with a 'Happy Birthday' seal from Stamps Away.

Hope you like my handiwork as much as I do!


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17 comments:

Jenn said...

Fabulous job Stacey!!! I don't have that folder yet and I just might have to get it. I love all the PINK and you've colored your image beautifully!!! :D

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

No wonder you was admiring it Stacey it's gorgeous and fabulous job with the distressed embossing - must give this a try, Hugs, Nikki x

My Paper World said...

It's beautiful Stacey!
and the embossing looks fantastic! xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card, you've made a great job of a very hard challenge it's fantastic love the stamp and colours Jill x

Terrie B x said...

It`s gorgeous Stacey...
Happy B`day` for tommorrow if I dont get over....
Have a wonderful DaY:)x

Sheila said...

happy birthday to you!
squished tomatoes and stew! etc etc

Have a great day : )

Note to self: go and buy a nail file...

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, great image and colours and I love the embossing.
Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Zoe xx said...

Happy Birthday sweetie!! Naughty you for having your pressie early!! Can't blame a girl for asking though!!! I shall be hopping over to your blog all the time now checking up on your new cuttlebugging :D. Have a fantastic birthday Stacey!!!

Sharon said...

Great card Stacey. I love what you have done with the embossing. There's an award for you on my blog.
Sharon :-)x

kerry said...

Gorgeous card Stacey! Love the colours & the embossing is Fab!!

I too have an award for you...lol & just spotted it's your Birthday. Hope you have a fantastic day, Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!
Kerry xxx

Sammee said...

Gorgeous card Stacey. Hope you have a fabby birthday, and get lots of crafting goodies.
Sam x

Julie said...

Love your handiwork Stacey!..left something on my blog for you! x

Sonja said...

Stacey,
I agree, this card really works. It's wonderful. I really like the way you inked the embossed images.

E.T said...

Beauitful Stacey! I love your work!
I have got something for you on my blog, please do check it out :)

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, love it too.

Beth said...

I LOVE IT!! The distressing looks brilliant and I'm not at all jealous of your Cuttlebug... :) (My boyfriend has bought mine for my birthday next month but it's even more fustrating knowing it's sat in the cupboard!) I hope you had a fantastic birthdy, sorry I couldn't wish it on the day! xx

Alison said...

This is gorgeous, very elegant. Love your colouring.