March 03, 2010

Happy Anniversary


My attempt at Becky's most difficult challenge (in my opinion) yet!

I honestly think that staying within her cutting guidlines is the hardest part for me. Once I cut the Soft Stone CS to her measurments, there were only a few places it could go! AHHH...I like options, not restrictions! *grin*

Turning it on it's side made it better for me, but then it also made the card "hand-deliver only," unless it goes into a larger envelope. But I liked the hang over on the sides...it made my eyes travel all around!

I embossed a few branches from Turning a New Leaf with white ep on top of the soft stone piece, and then ran the Enchanted Evening base through a CB embossing folder and rubbed it with white pigment ink as well. Added the ribbon, bow, button and stamped a sentiment from Damask Designs and it was good to go!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope your Wednesday is wonderful!

23 comments:

IamDerby said...

Love this! Great idea to turn the mat... I hand deliver lots of cards.

Julie Campbell said...

OK. This is SO pretty! I love how your gray piece is larger. It's a really cool design. And... the embossed panel on the bottom is gorgeous!!!

Sue Ann said...

Dana this is really so beautiful!!! Have a great day!

Belinda said...

So pretty! I'm totally with you on the cutting guidelines! :) I have a rough time with it. :) But you did a lovely job by thinking outside the card and letting it extend the way you did!

Becky said...

You have a rough time because you are creative! Don't let my stupid rules stop you! GO! :) Beautiful card!!!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is gorgeous! You did great with the challenge!

megspaulding said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant! I am in upstate NY too, what part do you live?

Amber said...

Gorgeous, love it!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing.
Cynthia

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS Dana... I LOVE it! CONGRATS on top 3 for your other card.. it was FANTASTIC too!!!
Have a GREAT day!

resmith said...

Beautiful card!! Love how you used the colors.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It's very elegant.

Gail said...

Dana, your cards are beautiful!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous!! Your embossed border at the bottom is stunning!!

ashjoy said...

Very pretty!

Val said...

So pretty. Awesome job on the challenge.

peggysue said...

That scalloped edge is lovely!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card! Love the contrast. I found this challenge to be a puzzle for me. Great job!

Traci M said...

This is striking...love the contrast and the added texture on the bottom panel...gorgeous card!!

Pat said...

Dana, I'm struggling with this challenge, too. But you've done a wonderful job with it. I love how you rotated the Soft Stone layer. How unique. It gives a whole different feeling to this card. Well done!

Karen H. said...

Beautiful - so elegant! What a cool idea turning the panel sideways.

Lisa Petrella said...

What a beautiful card! That Turning a New Leaf image looks awesome embossed like that!!!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you used Turning a New Leaf at the top and the embossing folder on the blue at the bottom.