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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

SSPT Challenge #3













































Here's Deb's 5/1/09 challenge for the Sugar Sweet Paper Treat Design Team: "April showers bring may flowers...Main focus for May 1st challenge is flowers, but there is a twist...something has to be 3D - it doesnt matter what, it can be a box, journal, purse, an altered item or a card with a 3D embellishment on it. Anything goes the choice is yours...just remember flowers and 3 dimensional."As I've mentioned before, I love to use challenges as a starting point for a project that I have in mind. I knew I had 2 Mother's Day cards to make and what goes better together than moms and flowers?!
I saw this 3-D flower in a recent edition of Creating Keepsakes and I thought I'd try it for myself. I used Plantin Schoolbook in Design Studio to cut the circles and then score them in thirds...the font is also from PS and welded in DS. I had never used my Bug to score before...what a time-saver! The flourishes are from my new Home Decor solutions cart. The purple card is all old paper from my stash - it didn't photograph as nicely as I would've liked - the embossing is Floral Fantasy from Cuttlebug. The gorgeous purple satin ribbon is Martha's (only $.99 on clearance!) The paper from the pink and green card is from the Spring Glitter Stack...the ribbon was a scrap from my stash.
Thanks for looking!


7 comments:

  1. OMG! Britten these are beautiful!I love the birhgt colors on the first one. Great job girlie!

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  2. Gorgeous cards Love the bright colors of the first card.

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  3. Look at the bambinas as infants!!! Love the new photo header. Super cute. These cards are beautiful too. I think about you just about EVERY day. (There's a Britten Road that I pass often.) MIss you

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  4. You rocked yet another challenge girlfriend! Fabulous! I need to get busy on my project. Times a tickin'!

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  5. Wonderful cards! I noticed you said you used the bug to score. How did you do that? Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Summer-I miss you too!! You need to start a blog so I can keep track of what you're doing!!

    Louise-To score cardstock using the Bug, I set the Depth to 2 and the Pressure to 2. Easy!

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  7. britten your cards are just BEAUTIFUL! Your mom's will be SO happy to get these on Mother's day...what a beautiful gift!

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