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Saturday, September 15, 2012

CAD Colorful Strips

Thank goodness for challenges!  All summer I could not keep up with card making as I was selling quite a few at our weekly craft sales.  Now I have excellent internet connections, and a fair amount of time, but no immediate outlet for cards.  I appreciate having challenges to keep my interest - and it is good to build up my stash.
In addition to completing challenges, I am trying to accomplish a couple of goals.  I need to use more of my oversupply of materials.  (can you see how many I used here?  LOL!!)  I also need to try new techniques and styles.
For this card I used Buttercup cs by the Paper Company.  The corner punch is one of my first paper crafting purchases - the label says Family Treasure.  I think most of the scraps are Basic Grey - including the butterflies.  The flower is Sandylion Essentials - a couple of years ago I got a whole box of these embellishments, and a lot more for just a few dollars, at a store closing.  The sentiment is from a grab bag - it could be DRS.
"Wings":  http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/
More wings  http://willowsketchiechallenge.blogspot.com/
Bright colors, no neutral:  http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/
Use DP:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
and finally, our Card a Day blogger's Group has a weekly challenge.  This week it is to use a card by one of the group as inspiration.  Mine is from Nathalia:  http://d28studios.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-kind-of-great-outdoors.html
I especially liked her creative way to use paper strips and stickers. Below is her inspiration card:

8 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Dorothy!! I love the flowers and butterflies with all your bright colors and patterns!!

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  2. Pretty butterflies-good for you using up your stash!

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  3. Dorothy, your card is beautiful! I love the butterflies. And thank you for choosing my card. I am truly honored.

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  4. Isn't it interesting how the colors change the feel of the card. I like the sketch you used.

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  5. I'm going gaga over that birdie set!!

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  6. Beautiful cards...the colors and layouts are perfect!

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  7. That is so funny - I was going to CASE Nat too, this exact card! Beautiful job, both of you!

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  8. Such wonderful cards.Love your colour choices on both.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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