Monday, July 13, 2009

Put it in Neutral!

This is not only my first blog post it is my first upload to my blog of a card I made for a challenge. Yes, card makers throw down paper gauntlets and challenge one another to card making DUELS! Parameters are set like color, technique, embellishments, or layout and that is what you work with! Challenges are fun and, well, challenges! Challenges make you think, they inspire, they encourage dusting off unused items. (I know – why did I buy the items if they are sitting unused!? When I have the answer to that one – I’ll post it on my Blog!)

I’m not even all that great at card making not when compared to card designers I follow; but I love the process and the nearly instant gratification. (Card – a few hours; quilt – DAYS and DAYS!!!) Plus I have my own bubble of space for my card making. If I get the urge to quilt I have to work in a shared space with hubby. (Nice guy – but a PACK Rat – and I don’t do cluttered clutter well!)

Anyway, on to this uploaded card. This challenge originated at one of my favorite Blog sites - Stampin' B's Design Team. The challenge is to Use NEUTRALS ONLY on a card or project!
Here are the details on my attempt to meet the challenge.

The base card vanilla with smudged edges
~DP (Design Paper) layer is We R Memory Keepers Boho Chic Hobo Hip purchased at Archiver’s
~Twill plus three brown brads
~The next layer is design paper polka dots (My Mind’s Eye Wild Asparagus) topped with a layer of black then off-white card stock
~The top layer of a brownish cardstock – was stamped with Stampin’ Up (SU!) Canvas background using Distress Ink Vintage Photo, then the image is SU! Touch of Nature using black Stampabilities
~The drops and coffee cup ring are actual coffee concentrate (Let’s hear it for the versatility of java!)
~Three black medium size brads complete the card
You can get up close with the card by clicking on the image.

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