Saturday, April 9, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge #052: Color and Inspiration

Here's a card created for the JustRite Friday Challenge #052:  Color and Inspiration

I chose three out of the four suggested colors:  buttercup yellow, Spring green, and violet blue (the photo came out a bit brighter than the card in real life).  I can't seem to get my head around more than three colors at a time!  The JustRite sets Vintage Oval Labels and Fancy Frames (sentiment) were used, along with Spellbinders Label Six and Petite Ovals dies.  Alcohol markers (Dick Blick Light Maize, Green Tomato, and Periwinkle) were used to color in the image, and add the border around the sentiment.
I wanted a doily but the budget does not allow for custom doily dies, so the one here was made by cutting a piece of white laser paper with the largest Label Six die, then punching around it with a Martha Stewart corner punch:

 Some cutting with a craft knife was added to make some of the exposed solid parts look like doily.  Then the whole thing was colored with marker to match the rest of the piece.  Other finishing touches added were:  narrow yellow ribbon, tiny pearls painted with marker to match, background paper from DCWV Cafe Mediterranean collection, background cardstock from Stampin Up (Ballet Blue).  Here's a closeup of the finished card:

Thanks for looking; any comments appreciated!



  1. It's a fabulous card, and the way you created the doily is simply amazing.

  2. What a great card. Love the doily you created.
    Hugs and smiles

  3. Great punch technique! Thanks for the tip! Great card!

  4. That is a great card made even better by your ingenious way around not having a doilie die! Great idea...and I also loved your is simply a great creation...just as great as any piece of that end thank you for your comments on my know if you really want to do calligraphy you will but we all each have our own passions and we make time for them - we can't do it thing I'd like to do but simply don't have time or space for any more stuff is quilting and patchwork. I love beautiful fabric - I must stop rambling on here.
    Kind regards

  5. Love your punched doily on your card; TFS! I love figuring out ways to make do with what I have!!!

  6. Cyndie - JustRite Friday Challenges are back by popular demand starting on Friday August 12th.
    Hope you will have time to join in the fun.

    Kellie Fortin


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