A thank you card for three challenges!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kind of by accident, I made a card that met the requirements of three challenges this week!  I hardly ever do that!


First, I thought the color challenge at the Paper Players was VERY interesting.  I never would have thought to put these colors together, but once I got going on my card I liked them very much.  Then I decided that the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge would be just the thing to show off this unusual color combo.

I stamped the flowers in Calypso Coral with my Greenhouse Garden stamp set, and cut the leaves from the Little Leaves sizzlet.  It's funny that at one time this was my "go to" stamp set.  I couldn't seem to get enough of it and found myself reaching for it again and again.  Then something new must have come along and I forgot all about it.  I always feel a little sad that some stamp sets seem to languish unused, while other ones seem to see ink all the time.  Maybe I'll try to use some of the oldies-but-goodies a little more often!

Once I had this card all together, I remembered that the Friday Mashup challenge this week was for a thank you card and some designer paper.  I was able to mash this one up and squeeze in two pieces of designer paper:  some Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.


That's some challenge!  Thanks for stopping by!

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17 Responses to “A thank you card for three challenges!”

Lauri Ingram said...

Beautiful use of those colors! I really like your shading of the green inside the framelit! Great idea and beautiful card!

Rita said...

So soft and pretty, Jen! I wasn't sure about those colors, but the more I see of them, the more I like them!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Jen, Lovely to see you plaing along with us this week.

Very pretty card, I like the layered flowers, leaves, matting and papers. Lovely.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

My Creative Side said...

Beautiful! Those are the same challenges I have marked down to enter!! Love th colors and how you used them!!

narellefarrugia.com said...

So very pretty Jen. Those colour have scared me so I haven't entered yet. Your card is simply stunning

Lesley said...

Wow Jen, this is stunning! I love the sponging on the die cut!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous card...love your take on the sketch and the little embellishments you've added! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players and using my colors this week!

Aileen said...

Well done on your three challenges. The resulting card is a winner! x

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely card! Thanks' for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my goodness, this is a breath of fresh, spring air! Perfect balance of colors and I love how you've sponged the label...I had forgotten about that technique! So glad you joined us this week!

Lisa said...

Wonderful card Jen. I just love the touch of green you added, it looks fantastic.

Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Bonnie said...

Very pretty. I love the paper with that stamped flower!

Denise Willerton said...

what a fabulous card!!!! I love what you done with the sketch and the colours in these challenges! TFS and have a fabulous weekend!!!

Holly said...

What, no way can this be an accident.. It's gorgeous! Those colors scared me a bit too but you totally made them work. I love your take on the Sketch as well. So pretty Jen. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Noelle said...

WOW! This is so pretty, Jen! I really love the polka dot background and those pretty flowers! :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

SO pretty, Jen! I really like the mix of patterns and the shading on the die cut. Clean and classy...absolutely your signature style! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

kelly said...

wow, this card is making me want to dust off my greenhouse garden stamps and get them inky!
If you love your Stampin up products you should check out the Simply Stampin Challenge!
kelly x