The first challenge is a sketch being sponsored by Karen Giron at the sweetest thing. I go to Karen's blog on a regular basis, so it's fun to play along for the first time with one of her challenges. My card is only 4.25x4.25, so I had to scale everything way back as you will see in a moment.
Color Throwdown is another challenge I follow regularly though--again--this is my first time to join the fun. I used a discontinued paper pack by CTMH called Caboodle. It's one of those packs I don't pull out very often, but it had all the colors of this challenge. I just needed to add some kraft (substitute for Crumb Cake). The other CTMH colors to substitute for this are Sorbet, Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf, and Buttercup. The tag is also CTMH from their line of Dimensional Elements.
The last challenge I combined into this card is Operation Write Home: Masculine. I need a card for my soon-to-be 26 year old son. Yikes...can I be that old??
And now, without further ado...
The scalloped ends of the banners were created using a flower punch. I saw it done with a square bunch so I put a little twist on it.
I originally had a blue button where the ribbon is but it was just a shade too bright.
I also decided not to cut my brown zig-zag thread but wrap it around the bottom edge and secure it with tape on the back side. (It really is brown. So is the button. And the stamped sentiments. Really!)
The "U" was done by stamping on the back side of some corrugated kraft paper and then fussy cutting.
I tried to emulate Karen's style with lots of layers and stitching.
Pretty pleased with myself getting three challenges combined in a card I needed to make anyway.
And now...back to the Olympics. Go team USA!
Until next time,