Monday, April 19, 2010

Argyle challenge

I'm a newly minted member of the Papertrey Chicks and our first challenge is to create a card inspired by argyle and/or the colors Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, and Smokey Shadow.

I already had a SU! embossing plate so I used that. Thank goodness I had that because, as much as I love argyle, that set didn't make the cut on release night. It will be very high on my wish list, however.


I used a Vintage Cream card base and a Vintage Cream card front, which I embossed with a SU! argyle plate. Love this look! I'm going to have to bust out my argyle plate much more often. I wish I had placed the ribbon a little further up the card but once that Scor-Tape hit the card it wasn't moving anywhere without making a mess and I decided I could live with it.

I also should mention that I had wanted to put Spring Moss ribbon on the card but I didn't have any (it was on its way though!) so I made do with Ripe Avocado. I held the Spring Moss ribbon up to this card today when I received it in my order and I gotta say that I really like the Ripe Avocado better. It's a better intensity match for the Ocean Tides. The SM just lacked "punch". lol

Stamps: Mixed Messages (these work so awesome on tags!)
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Paper: Vintage Cream, Stone (the scalloped circle), Ocean Tides, and PP Pretty Pastels
Other: Argyle impression plate (SU!), scalloped circle punch, Stars die (Sizzix), tag die cut (Quickutz), Ripe Avocado ribbon, button, twine

I still had a little impressed argyle left over so whipped up this card. After looking at this again, I'm thinking maybe I should have gone with polka dots on the background strip. Oh well, this looks alright too.

Stamps: Text Style, Vintage Labels, Mixed Messages, Star Prints
Paper: Rustic cream, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss
Ink: Nik Bantok Van Dyke Brown
Other: argyle impression plate (SU!), Labels 1 (Spellbinders), tag (Quickutz), edge distresser, button, twine

25 comments:

Jennifer Carter said...

Love, love that white card! It is stunning and I love the colors. Your bottom card is great too. Way to use those scraps!!

Barbara said...

I love them both--not a thing I'd change! Love the way you used that scrap for the second one and all that white space on the first one is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

They are both beautiful! I love how you mixed the colors on the first and it makes such an impression with all the white!

Laurie said...

These are both AMAZING cards! WOW! Love the different layers on the first one! And the colors on both! Great cards!

(And glad you got the Scor-Bug to go too!) :)

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both very pretty, but I particularly LOVE the first one, it's a knockout!!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE them both......

sillyleann said...

Oh how ADORABLE! These are so cute! Loving them both. Wow!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Simply gorgeous. Love them both!! You did a wonderful job.

Dana said...

I get so excited when you update Jennifer! I like that you used RA instead of SM too...much more "umph" with the other colors. The inking on the edge of that polks dot circle is a great touch too. ON the second card I really like the use of the rustic cream...adds a softness that is quite pretty.

megspaulding said...

Great cards Jennifer! I love the first one, so clean and simple. The little embellie is adorable to! Love everything about them!

Mariana said...

Your cards are awesome!

Lauren said...

Both cards are so darn cute!!! Great job!!! LOVE the embellishment on the first one!!!!!

Amy said...

That first card is stunning.....Love how you layered the star over another shape!! Neat effect!

AnnElise said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous, Jennifer! That focal point on the white one is just beautiful.

Jackie Pedro said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the Ripe Avocado ribbon on the first....really packs a punch!!

Kara said...

Love them both, especially the first one!
Kara

Aimes said...

Fabulous cards! I'm loving your simple and really effective layouts - they rock!
x

Lori said...

Love them both but the first one is my fav. So clean and elegant. I wouldn't change a thing!

Gayatri said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! gorgeous cards. I love both of them. Great take on the challenge.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love these cards! The impression plate makes a lovely background!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them. Love how the SU impression plate looks I just got that one too!

Chris Simon said...

What awesome cards! I especially love the color combination on the second one.

Susan said...

These cards are gorgeous! I love how you layered the star over the circle and scallop on the first card. Your use of Text BG on the second card is brilliant! I absolutely love that cute little tag and buton on the star.

Suzanne said...

I just love the first card, I love the others too, just this one really caught my eye. The embossing plate is just fabulous. You got such a great impression that. Love it!

Monica K. said...

Jennifer, your cards are awesome! :) I love the colors and details you added. The stars are so perfect for baby cards and your layouts are great too.