Saturday, November 14, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #7

Today is a VERY special day for our group.  Not only is it challenge day over at Just Us Girls, it's Dana's birthday!!!!  Since her birthday falls on our normal challenge day, we decided that we would surprise her in a different way than how the group surprised me (remember the blog hop?).  So, we told Dana that today's challenge was to use the dry embossing technique and to make a thank you card!  BUT, the rest of the group got together and decided that the REAL challenge would be to use the same technique and make a birthday card instead!!  So, here are the OFFICIAL challenge deets!  I made two graphics so that we could keep up our ploy, so ignore Dana's graphic and use this one, please!!  LOL

...and here is the card I made for my sweet, adorable friend, Dana :)

It's hard to see in the picture, but I used the dry embossing technique with my Cuttlebug Swirls folder on the green panel.  I also incorporated heat embossing using my flourish from PTI, VersaMark and white embossing powder.  I LOVE how it looks with the vintage flower I created!  I used my brand new pack of Basic Grey patterned paper that Tammy bought for me to make the flower.  I used the three smallest sizes of the Spellbinders Blossom die to cut my bloom, and I added two layers of each size.  I crumpled the paper and then sponged Tim Holtz' Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges.  I sewed the button on and used Zip Dry to adhere to my card.

I know there isn't a sentiment on the front...I just didn't want to add any more to Dana's card...but this IS a birthday card, I promise!!  To prove it, I took a picture of the inside this time...and I even decorated it a little ;]  I mean, this IS Dana we're talking about!  She deserves all the bells and whistles!!  LOL

Soooo, HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet friend!  Hope your friends and family treat you like a queen this weekend!  This colorful card (hopefully your style...I know you love color...and NOT red :O) is on it's way to you!  I just wish I could celebrate with you ;]

Everyone else, it's your turn to play along!  Please post a link to your card using Mr. Linky on the JUGS blog, and use keyword JUGS7 if you upload to any of the online galleries.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!  Check out the team projects (in my left sidebar <----) to see what they made for Dana...and the thank you card Dana made :O)  LOL

Don't forget about our special, charitable challenge Lisa posted on Thursday!  You can read about it HERE...it's a wonderful cause and there is blog candy involved ;]

14 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Kristin, this is such a GORGEOUS Birthday card for Sweet Dana! So Bright, Cheerful & Fun! How the heck did you tie that bow so perfect? I love how you embossed the green cs under the fanciful punched border! I am sure Dana will love this card!

LeAnne said...

Wowza! I thought that flourish was a rub-on, it's so vivid and intense! And I love your flower; I was jealous for a second, then I realize I have that paper too! Silly me!! I can see the embossing and the whole card is just beautiful! Dana will enjoy it! I cannot wait to play!

Stampin' Pam said...

Kristin this is just beautiful - I love how you did that flourish and forget I have that set - it's fab with the flower which I love. Dana will be rocked for sure with this one - love the inside as well :-) Awesome girly!

Maria Levine said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! Stunning! Love the colors and the flower! Fabulous job lady!

Dana Gustafson said...

Well I guess my thanks is semi appropriate...I am grateful blessed and thankful for all of you! Although the turkey part deosn't really match up ;)

Your card is GORGEOUS and so very me...all vintage-y and colorful and FULL of texture. That swirl as a flower stem is perfection and the border punch divine. I don't even have an adjective for the breathaking layered flower. WHat a knockout.

You are a dear, my friend and I so appreciate all of your kind words for me on my birthday. I am truly queen for a day.

Sue Lelli said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the style and the colors are FAB! What a great birthday surprise for Dana!

Mary J said...

Lucky Dana! I wish I was receiving this card! My birthday is in August! Hint, hint, *wink*, *wink*!

Rosemary said...

Absolutely stunning card!! The flower is gorgeous! Lucky, lucky Dana getting this fabulous card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

I have got to get my own hands on some of that Nook & Pantry paper! I keep forgetting to buy some for me! LOL BEAUTIFUL card, and LOVE the flower with the gorgeous flourish! Rockin' design!

Tammy L said...

Wow, Kristin, this card is really amazing! That flourish and flower are incredible! What a great example for JUGS7. I love your creativity!

Andrea M said...

Hey Kristin!! What an absolutely stunning birthday card. I think it looks so lovely without the sentiment on the front. Love that flower! I have to get this flourish set - they look so amazing by themselves or as parts of flowers. I'm loving the basic grey paper too :)

Kathryn B said...

I love your card Kristin! Especially your vintage flower. Also the detail inside your card...very nice! Those are the little things that really make a card stand out. Detail inside and out! How lucky you were to meet Becky O! She is such a talented lady!

GCgirl said...

Beautiful card!

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous! I love the paper you used for the flowers, inside and out! Beautiful card!

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