Friday, April 24, 2009

365 Cards - Day 55 - Card Recipe

Today's challenge at 365 Cards is a Recipe.
Wouldn't it be nice if you just had a simple recipe to follow that only allowed for variation in colors/patterns?
Here's the recipe for this card:
5x5 card (solid colored card stock - may be smooth or textured)
4x4 patterned paper (you may alter the edges if you'd like)
1 shape (circle, square, star, heart, etc.) - must be solid color
3 jewels
alpha stickers
That's it! Nothing more. Can it be done, and done well?

I did struggle with this challenge a bit due to not owning a lot of alpha stickers and trying to find paper to match the few that I did have.

My Recipe
Bazzill cardstock used for the base card
Patterned Paper - I am afraid I do not know the brand as I had cut the strip off when I previously used it. - I inked the edges of the paper.
Bazzill cardstock for the Circle
Kaisercraft jewels placed in the centre of 3 flowers on the patterned paper.
Misc Stickers - I had trouble with this because I don't buy alpha stickers, but I did purchase a cheap mini album which had these alpha stickers in it - saved the day.

Have a nice day and happy crafting.


~amy~ said...

gorgeous take on today's challenge!! Love it!!

Karen Lee said...

Great job on this one Fi!! I like that paper!

hugs, Karen Lee

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Hi Fi,

You and I had the same difficulty chick. I don't use alpha stickers a lot and the ones I had I then had to match paper to lol. Too funny. But I absolutely love your patterned paper Fi, I have a weakness for paisley.

AUsome mom said...

This is beautiful Fi! I love that paper!! (I'll try to get my award posted today and thanks again for giving it to me!)

PaulaM said...

Great job Fi! I like the way you placed the jewels in the center of the flowers. For limited supplies, you did a fantastic job.

Toni Lightwood said...

I love the mono chromatic use of brown! Great card :)

willow said...

This is a lovely card and the design is so balanced, love everything about this one

Vicky said...

This is so elegant!! I love it! Great job on pulling this together. I'm like you - I don't really use stickers for my cards, so I had to dig to find some alphas for this challenge!

chiara_francy said...

fantastica card, mi piacciono molto i colori!

kristie sessions said...

oh Fi, this is really fabulous! I LOVE that gorgeous paper. Of course it doesn't hurt to be my fav. colors either ; ) and i think a lot of us don't use alphas much. i spend my money on stamps first which means there is never any left for stickers! great job.
and thanks for all your visits and sweet comments this week. i love hearing from you!!

Audrey said...

Wow, luv the patterned paper on this card! Lovely card.

Ann said...

Fab paper, and I love how you did the bling!

Sandy said...

such a GREAT card!! so clever with the shape!!

Nancy Sanders said...

I LOVE this card. Very stunning. Great job on what I thought to be a tough challenge.

Bex said...

It really doesn't look like you struggled with this one at all, it is fabulous!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Great job on this challenge your card is both fun and elegant.

Rosemary said...

Your card is lovely, it looks so elegant. It was hard to stick to the recipe but you did so with great results!