Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday's Throw Aways and a Free 4 All

I hadn't gotten to my Thursday Throw Away yet and saw the new Free 4 All Challenge on Splitcoast today so I decided to combine the two. 

The throw away I used this week is a thin piece of packing material.  I think it came wrapped around something delicate...........

The challenge requirements were to make a card with textures, patterns, and a color that you don't usually use. 

I used the Floral Fusion Sizzlit to punch out some flowers from this textural material that I joined with yellow brads in the center.  Then I took a piece of Glorious Green CS and ran that through the Big Shot using the Dots folder.  I punched out little hearts and glued four at a time to a 1/2" circle to make shamrocks.

The pot was made with the cupcakes sizzlit out of Creamy Caramel CS and I used a dauber to age it with Bravo Burgundy and Handsome Hunter ink.  The leaves are punched from the Little Leaves sizzlit out of Gable Green and daubered with Glorious Green Ink. 

For the background I took a piece of Confetti Cream CS and embossed it with the diamonds folder.  Then I got out my watercolor crayons and added some Glorious Green to the diamonds to punch it up a little.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamped in Close to Cocoa and punched out with the small oval punch.  I daubered the edge of that with Glorious Green.  The ribbon was a leftover from a Christmas gift that I just gathered up and sewed the button to. 

To add just a little more texture (as if there weren't enough already!) I crinkled up some Creamy Caramel CS and then ran it over an inkpad of the same color to highlight some of the wrinkles.  This was added to the corners. 

I've used green in cards before but not to this degree - so that would be my other requirement fulfilled.


  1. No way!! This is awesome. I am going to make some of these.

  2. Those flowers look so ethereal and fragile - just lovely.
    There seems to have been a lot of Glorious Green in use today :D. Makes for a great St. Patrick's Day card.


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