Friday, November 14, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #73


Today's blogger's challenge was a color challenge and a great one at that! The colors are Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and White or Vanilla. I really love these colors together. And I got to use a few new punches at the same time. Got to love that! The bottom of the card is a new Martha Stewart border punch called embossed scallop. So pretty. I added a strip of the Baja dp to the bottom on the inside so it would show from the front. The medallion is made with the wrought iron corner punch. To make the medallion I used the second largest circle in my Nestabilities. Then I drew lines on the back of the circle to create eight equal pieces, like a pie, then I took the guard off my corner punch and punched in each pie shape. You can see a wonderful tutorial on making these here. Then I made a circle frame in Chocolate Chip. There is a tutorial for this here. Thanks Becca and Lisa for saving me tons of work with those wonderful tutorials. The rest of the card is pretty basic.

There is a tutorial traditional tutorial for those of you on dial up or that want to print the tutorial HERE

Stamps: To You and Yours
Paper: Murfield dp, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Designer Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Wrought Iron corner punch, embossed scallop punch (martha stewart), large chocolate chip brads, wide satin chocolate chip ribbon. glitter and glue pen.

Hope you enjoy your day......TGIF!

25 nice people left a comment:

Lisa Somerville said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the medallion frame you put around your image!

Connie Paxman said...

Awesome job on Becca's tutorial..
thanks for posting that.
Your card has a lot of detail and love all of it..
connie paxman

Lynn Mercurio said...

Isn't it great that we are all loving this color combination?! This is a great card Mary Jo, and your decorative circle is outstanding. FABULOUS card for this challenge.

Lorie said...

Oh, goodness...this is GORGEOUS!!!

Kerry D-C said...

ooooh aaaaaaaaaaah! Just BEAUTIFUL! Great tutorial above too! thanks!

Patti Chesky said...

The card is stunning. Love the frame....thanks for the tutorial!!

StampingSelene said...

this is just amazing! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, i'm going to have to try this!

Robin Merriman said...

This is really beautiful Mary Jo. Love all the special touches!

Nikki Bond said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for the links to the tutorial too! Beautiful job this week! {SMILES}

Kristen said...

This card is GORGEOUS! Love it!. TFS>

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome, amazing and absolutely stunning!

Ida P. Krause said...

Gorgeous! The medallion and frame are so pretty and just frame your peaceful winter scene beautifully.

Ida P. Krause said...

Not sure if my comment went through or not so will repost just in case. I love the work you did with the beautiful medallion and frame. It's just gorgeous with your peaceful winter scene.

Marcia P said...

Love all the special touches in this, great effort. TFS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is gorgeous Mary Jo! That winter scene is just perfect sitting in the middle of your medallion! :D

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty!!!

Janna said...

I know I already commented on this over at Paper Craft Planet, but this is just stunning! You did a fantastic job on this!!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh this is sooo pretty! FABULOUS! TFS!

Lisa Bohler said...

Thanks for the picture tutorial on how to make these WONDERFUL medallions!!! Why did I sell those corner punches when SU retired them? I'll have to look for them somewhere!

Love what you did with this challenge. Your work is always beautiful! The circular frame really stands out!

Connie said...

Amazing card! I love what you did with the medallion! Beautiful!

wendy groszkiewicz said...

Oh, wow! That is just absolutely GORGEOUS! :)

transtamper said...

Great card. I love it. Thanks for the medallion tutorial.

Beckie said...

wowzers! Love it! And the tutorial is just too awesome! Thanks!

Claudia said...

Now that's V E R Y pretty!!!!

Lori said...

Beautiful! The medallion frame around the house is lovely. Thanks for sharing the directions for creating the medallion.