Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #20

Well, it's about that time again for another Just Us Girls challenge.  Welcome to challenge #20!!  Hard to believe we've only been doing this since October!  We are so thankful to have such a loyal following and are more than happy when newbies make their presence known by playing along :] 

This week sweet and talented Lisa is hosting a technique challenge.  I've never tried this technique before, so it was truly a challenge for me...as I hope it is for you also :] 


So, in true Kristin-style, I tried making it more difficult than it should be...and ended up with mediocre results at best :[  That's okay though!  I finished which is a huge plus considering I still haven't completed Tracey's sketch from last week (sorry Trace).  Here's my take on the challenge.
I embossed the flowers in both pink and white on my two pieces of cardstock.  Notice the off-centered middle line?  Well, that would be me cutting a wavy line with my Creative Memories cutting system.  BUT, the wavy was short lived considering how small my piece of paper was :[  Hopefully you get the idea behind what I was trying to do.
After I cut the wavy center line, I used my Cricut to cut the fancy rectangle in the size I wanted for my main image using a scrap piece of paper.  I then layered my two pieces under the frame that was still temporarily adhered to the mat, removed the "frame", and cut my two pieces into the same decorative rectangle.  I then cut a navy decorative rectangle a 1/4 inch larger and adhered it to my two pieces.
I cut another decorative rectangle from scrap paper 1/4 inch smaller than my main image and used it as a guide to pierce a border.  I distressed my Fluttering-by definition paper, tied my ribbon to it, and adhered it to my distressed A Loving Heart flourishes paper.  I pierced a border using my Tim Holtz ruler and adhered it to my PTI New Leaf card front.
You can barely see it on the flourish paper but I added a white rub-on in the bottom right corner that says "happy day".  Even though it's hard to see, I like how subtle it is :]

Okay, that's all I have for you today!  Please be sure to swing by our awesome design team members' blogs for some additional inspiration!  They never dissapoint ;]
Alicia ~ unable to play along today...she'll be back soon!
Chupa ~ Our February Guest Designer

We would love for you to play along also!  If you do, please post a direct link to your project using InLinkz over on the JUGS blog and use keyword JUGS20 in any online galleries. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a wonderful, LONG weekend like me :O)

15 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Kristin! Your stamped Split Negative image looks great as does all your paper piercing!

Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) said...

Kristin, this is DARLING!! I love how the delicate stamping contrasts with the bold DP and ribbon!

Silke Ledlow said...

Kirstin - this is so beautiful!!! Love the embossing and the SU Set!!! Hugs ~S~

Lisa Kind said...

I LOVE the colors, Kristin! And that stamp (one of my SU favs) is perfect for this technique! I giggled at your comment about making it more difficult Kristin-style! I know exactly what you mean! This really is so pretty! And thanks for the nice words about me! ;-)

Anne T said...

You are being hard on yourself! This is beautiful and unique! I love that you used the large label tag as part of your card.

Alicia said...

Love what you came up with. The colors are stunning together. I like this set too. Your just way too creative!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

BEAUTIFUL Kristin -- I love that paper, first of all ;). And I like how you cut you paper on a slant for the focal image -- fun! You layout, and color choices are just terrific -- and it all comes together so nicely. It immediately caught my eye in the yahoo album. Fantastic Kristin, fantastic.

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful job Kristin!! I love the image you picked for this challenge! And your distressed paper is awesome! Fabulous job!

Olivia R said...

No problems, Kristin, this is still a gorgeous card! I really love this technique! Your colors are so lovely!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful! I LOVE that black flourish paper.... is that one of yours? I'm LMBO at your "in true Kristin style" comment!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful Kristin - I like your color choices and the flourish paper. I do get the idea of what you were trying to do with the wavy cutter :-)

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is very pretty--I've never done this either! Can't wait to play!

Dana Gustafson said...

You couldn't just follow the example HUH???? lol, me either! But that's part of the fun! I love this flower stamp and it looks great here on your sweet card!

Sue Lelli said...

Am I going to have to case this card, too?! LOVE the image you chose and it's just PERFECT with that DP! FAB card!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty! I love that floral paper and the pink and white is so soft and pretty!

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