Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Challenge with Friends

Hello, hello! I'm a little late for my challenge post, but I know my friends won't mind...... Becky Carafa and Jackie Pedro.  We met many years ago because of a Swap Group we were a part of. That was in our Stampin' Up years. I've been lucky enough to have met  Becky  in RIL and although I have yet to meet Jackie, I have had the privilege of working with her on the MFT DT.  I love these gals. ♥♥   Last month we played along with a challenge together. We decided it was time to do it again. 

Becky picked it this month-CASE a project from any Stampin'Up! catty. Easy peasy and a nod to our early stamping years. While I don't use a lot of SU products anymore,  I do love getting the SU catalog every year. It is jam packed with inspiration.

 I went with a card from Pg. 119 from the current catty (the one in the upper right corner). I used a similar layout, just changed the orientation. I adored the vellum flower on that card, so I made one of my own. I also loved the texture in the background with the embossing folder, so I used my new Triangle Screen Die-namcis from MFT to create a similar feel on my card. I went ahead and added back in a few triangle pieces, here and there for some added interest. 

I decided to use a pretty fall combo with the new MFT colors Fuse Green and Brick Red. I added a pinking edge in SU Basic Grey cs.  I used the smalled flower from Upsy Daisy Die-namics (all links listed below. click the graphics to shop). I cut two of the flowers and stacked them on top of each other for added dimension. 

The stamps are from the gorgeous Reverse Confetti stamp set, Peacock Pretties. I loooove that circle sentiment, I stamped it in Amuse Slate ink and cut it out with a Circle Stax 2 Die-namics. The Hello Friend sentiment was stamped in Brick Red ink and the other border stamp was stamped in Fuse Green ink. 

I lightened the whole card up by adding the decorative panel to a Sno cone base. After I had the card together, I decided it needed one more pop of color and that was when I added in the two Royal Leaves in Sno Cone. It was the bit of balance the card needed. 

That's it from me. Be sure to join me and come check out what Becky and Jackie created. I know it will be gorgeous!




  1. What a fabby combo of stamps, dies and accents, Lisa!! LOVE.it.!!!

  2. Love it! Fab interpretation! Love the bit of sno cone that pops out at you, and the vellum flower is so beautiful. So fun playing challenges with you girls!

  3. You GO Slacker! Haha! So fun! Love the colors and layout!

  4. Love how you mixed the red and white on the triangle screen.

  5. Such a pretty card!!! Love all the details!

  6. Such a pretty card Lisa! Love the triangular background and vellum blossom!


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