Sunday, July 12, 2009

Color Throwdown Challenge #50

Happy Sunday! I spent a good hour yesterday looking at the Paper Crafts, Card Creations, Vol 7 magazine I bought a week ago! It's packed full of gorgeous creations and I just couldn't get enough. I really admire the simple, yet WOW cards that people like Nichole Heady and Dawn McVey portray with their creations and I think that's what inspired my most recent project.

I bought some felt months ago with the intent of making my own felt flowers. I didn't have a flower punch strong enough to cut through felt (even after stiffening the material), I have a Sizzix machine but I don't own any Sizzix flower die cuts... I've been on the look out for just the right flower die at all the craft stores since I bought the felt and low and behold, I found the perfect flower die at the Hobby Lobby in GA! It's from Spellbinders and it's a daisy to boot! My FAVORITE flower :O) So, I finally cut my felt flower last night using my Sizzix machine and the new die. I used Kiwi Kiss cardstock to cut the petals. The button is from Papertrey Ink.

This week's colors from CTD50 were Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Kiwi Kiss. I've had this green and turquoise ribbon for almost a year now and I've NEVER opened it! What a perfect complement for this project :O) Oh, and don't let me forget the sentiment. How perfect of a match are these colors?! This is a rub on from a scrapbooking set I bought CHEAP on clearance at Target. Cool, huh?

So, talk about clean, simple and easy peasy. I typically take twice as long as most crafters to create my cards (I'm a perfectionist which seriously hinders my production time :O) but this one was whipped up in about 30 minutes! That's SUPER fast for me!! LOL

Thanks for stopping by! I'm happy I was finally able to play along with the Throwdown again. It has been a while and it's one of my favorite challenges!

2 comments:

broni (waterchild12) said...

Love that ribbon, the big flower and button and the perfectly matching rub-ons!! Great card! Thanks for playing with us!

LeAnne said...

What a great card! Love all the elements---and I would say 30 minutes is good for me, too! Perfect use of that sentiment with these colors!!
I didn't forget about my gift certificate, so don't give up on me!
Thanks!
LeAnne

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