Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge


It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Garden.  This week the challenge is to create a 4.25" x 5.5" birthday card using pink, green and a touch of purple.  It also requires you use distressing and piercing.  All the challenge rules will be listed on Joan's blog tomorrow. 

For my card I used a new stamp.  It is the Penny Black "Garden Poems" stamp.  I colored it using Distress Inks Spun Sugar; Shabby Shutters; Peeled Paint; and Vintage Photo.  The yellow was sponged on using yellow chalk from the "Pebbles, Inc" Pearlescent, Jewel Tones, chalk pad.  It gives it a nice little sparkle.  The Fence (LR0205) and Grass (LR0204) die are new dies from Marianne Designs. The butterfly is one of the Cheery Lynn "Mini Butterflies" (DL112).  To Distress the edges of the top panel I used the "Zutter Distrezz-it-All" tool.  This tool makes it very quick and easy to distress the edges of your card stock.  A Tim Holtz Piercing Tool was used to to pierce the holes around the design.  The sentiment at the top of the card is from the "Die-namics Polka Dot Greetings" stamp set.  This is a new line of products Joan will soon be posting on her blog. The only thing on this card that is dimensional is the butterfly, and that can be pressed down so it easily mails in a regular A-2 envelope.

I hope you will join us this week in our challenge.   We look forward to seeing your beautiful cards.





13 comments:

Mrs. Swandog said...

Love you card Selma!

Olga said...

this is so gorgeous,

Patti J said...

Selma, this is so pretty! The colors are soft and make me long for spring!

Brenda said...

Selma this is so pretty!! Your coloring it wonderful, I really like all of the fun little details.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a beautiful spirng card Selma! TFS! hugs--Patty

Sue W said...

Oh Selma..........this is just beautiful!!! Love the image you used and your colouring is so pretty!

Antonella said...

Love your birthday card!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Linda Carson said...

Lovely & quite cheerful!!

Betty Benton said...

Love the white picket fence and those beautiful flowers behind it!

Joan Fricker said...

Great card Selma. Make me feel like spring is coming soon. I love it!

Joan
www.atjoansgarden.com

Sherry Kushibab said...

Selma, Lovely card and a change from your usual style - I really like those edges and the simple fence with those flowers.....You go girl!!

Colleen said...

Selma,
I really like the image on this one. Spring can't be far behind ....

The Other Patti Sue said...

Spring is blooming all over this beautiful creation!

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