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Friday, February 6, 2009

BC#85 -- Not Too Late, Almost on Time!

LOL! I'm so far behind that it isn't even funny!! BUT, I'm really trying...honest! So for this week's Blog Challenge, I'm almost on time! Ok, so it should have been posted by this morning, but....HEY! I'm close!!
The image on the right is the inspiration for this week's submission. As you can see, I turned it sideways and went from there. AND I finally had the chance to play with my new Sale-a-Bration set, Polka Dot Punches. If you are a punch fanatic, then you NEED this set! Each of the images in the set is especially designed to coordinate with various punches in the SU line. This flower image was punched out using the 5-Petal Punch.....which was also used for the "leaves."
The scallop circle background was created by using the larger of the 2 circles in the Scallop Circle #2 Die (Page 197 of the new SU catalog). Then the white layer uses the Coluzzel**.
This was a fun layout.....different from my usual, simple layouts. But, I have to admit that this was definitely inspired by this card here. Her card is just lovely, don't you think? Well, anyway, here's my version. There is a lot that is different, but obviously, still a lot that is the same.
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Stamps: Polka Dot Punches, Short & Sassy, Three 4 You*
Inks: White Craft, Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac
CS: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst
Misc: Trio Flower Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercer, Mini Silver Brads, White Taffeta Ribbon, Lovely Lilac Marker, Coluzzel, Scallop Circle #2 Die, Big Shot, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensional, Stylus
*Retired
**The Coluzzel has been marketed by SU and made by Provo Craft but has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It is presently available in the SU catalog only while supplies last....which won't be for long! So, SU has come out with a new circle cutter. Haven't bought it yet....but I can't wait to get it. It's supposed to be FABULOUS! Be sure to check it out in the new catalog!

20 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a lovely card, Barb...you did a great job enhancing your flowers on the circle. Fantastic color choice too!

Basement Stamper said...

Super cute card Barb!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a neat idea...that is just one of the most perfect little bows! Beautifully done!

Marcia P said...

This is pretty. Glad you made it to the challenge this week. The colours in this card go so well together and I like how you have placed your sentiment there.

:) Marcia

Kristen said...

Great card. I love that you used the flowers to border the circle.

Robin Merriman said...

Great card Barb! Love the colors and the hand stitching with the marker. Welcome back!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I just love how you turned the sketch Barbara! Your card turned out beautifully! Wonderful mix of colors! :D

Lori said...

Pretty! I love the colors you used here and how you made coordinating leaves for the flowers, too.

Lisa said...

Pretty! Been a long time since I used purple...of any sort...kind of makes me want to get it out!

Connie said...

Very nice ard, Barb! Love how you turned the sketch!

Chrissy D said...

This is sooo pretty! Love the flowers - so pretty! TFS!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very Pretty. Love the colors of your gorgeous flowers.

Connie Paxman said...

what a fun card...and love the idea of edging the circle with flowers...A nice added touch.
connie paxman

Christina said...

Gorgeous card Barb!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely, wonderful color combination

Kathy W said...

wonderful card, very different then anything I have seen down with this set

Kathie Bailey said...

Absolutely beautiful Barb. I really need to use purple more!

Stevie Merryweather said...

Lovely card!

Sheryl said...

Very pretty, Barb. I like how you flipped the sketch.

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is really pretty. I love the colors!

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