April 1, 2009

Card Patterns Challenge

Hi Everyone, Hope you had a fantastic Tuesday. Today is the first day of the new Pez-A-Doodle Design Team, so make sure you go check out their blogs.

I thought I would use some refreshing colors for this card, and one of my growing favorite color combos is turquoise and light green with a hint of black. This card was super simple to create and I hope you take a stab at the sketch too. You can find the sketch at Card Patterns

I tried something a little new to me with this card and I think the technique is called Popping Pastels. It is where you use versamark then chalk the stamped image to give a real soft look. I think I quite like this technique and am going to try it again and again.

stamps: JustRite Harmony Classic Circle II Stamp Ensemble 2 5/16, Innovative Stamp Creations- Fancy Designs Flourish
Spellbinders: Circles and scalloped circles.
Paper: Card stock- Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise. DCWV All Dressed Up Matte Papers
Accessories: black, brushed nickle and silver snaps.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Teal Glaze Pen, Pastel and Black Chalk

Thanks so much for stopping by
Happy Crafting


  1. Holy moly JustRite stamp alert......!!! Hi Erika! You have no idea how long I've been resisting JustRite! The stamp you used is gooorgeous and I really like the popping pastel technique that you used! Must try that out with chalk! Your card is just beautiful!!!

  2. Great job with the poppin' pastels!! Love this color combo, it's one I need to give a try. Your card is super cute. Thanks for joining us at CP again Erika!

  3. This is nice...love the layout! tfs!!!

  4. I like what you did with that layout. The colors are neat together, but what really caught my eye...those big snaps! I love the way that they look on there.

  5. So pretty! That is a great layout!

  6. Wow1 this is fantastic! Love the design and all the fabulous details!

  7. What a neat combo of colors and textures.

  8. This is gorgeous! I love all of the texture this has. Thanks so much for playing along.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking part in the squigglefly blog hop!

  10. Really fun colors. Great job with the Card Patterns Sketch.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  11. S stunning colour combination! This really is a lovely card.

  12. I like this color combination you have chosen - it works really well...think the brown brings it all together. You have a lot going on here - and I love it!

  13. Oh Erika, what a great take on the sketch! Love the technique you used, very inspiring & I've to give it a try sometime!


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