Monday, July 26, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #14

Wow, am I on a roll! This is the third challenge for me in a week, and that is a first. Today I made a card for Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #14. The challenge was to create a card using 1) a color you rarely use and 2) a technique you haven't used in a while. I have been wanting to use my new Library Card stamp, so I knew this card would have to have it included somewhere. I chose Berry Sorbet as the color I rarely use. I know it is a beautiful color, but for some reason I have a ton of it and as I scanned through the cards on my blog, I realized I haven't used it more than once. Not sure why. The technique I chose really isn't a technique, but I decided to try using cork on a card. I have been wanting to try cork in my cuttlebug with PTI dies. I bought a roll at Michaels and was surprised that it cut very nicely and didn't tear or wasn't as fragile as I had expected it to. I used almost entirely PTI on this card with the one exception being the little daisy die cut which is from a Martha Stewart paper pack I had. This card turned out just as I pictured it and I plan to give it to my best friend and teacher I work with for the start of the new school year in just a couple of weeks. This was a very fun challenge.
Paper: Berry Sorbet, In Bloom, Bitty Dot, Bitty Box, Rustic Cream, Martha Stewart print
Stamps: Library Card, Signature Greetings, It's Official, In Bloom
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides
Accessories: Cork, Ric Rac die, Beautiful Blooms Die, Button & Orange Floss


Diane Jaquay said...

This is so pretty Cathy! I love the cork flower!

C Stephens said...

Berry Sorbet is one of my favorite colors and I like it combined with the cork. Great job Cathy!

Jill said...

I use Berry Sorbet a lot, so I must be your mirror twin, LOL! Awesome cork flower! I just bought some and am anxious to try it out!

Marge said...

Love this -- very pretty!!!

Lee Anne said...

I hardly use Berry Sorbet too, and should more. It's a great color. Thanks for playing along with the Dolls! Your card is beautiful!