Thursday, May 31, 2012

CC Challenge #15 - Homemade

The requirements for this week's challenge was to "Create a project using something that you've made yourself, rather than buying from a store (ie: Twine, Washi Tape). Make sure to include 3 different colors in the project." On this card, the "something homemade" includes two items. The ivory lace flower, and the pearl center used on the flower. The pearl center is a new technique I learned. It is actually created with 6 small pearls of the same color, one larger pearl of a contrasting color, and strands of "mini" pearls (3mm) that you can cut to your desired length. These mini pearls should be a color that contrasts with the 6 small pearls. To see a video on how to create these go HERE . One thing that I did that was different from the tutorial, was I used "Glossy Accents" instead of a glue gun. The jury's still out on which method is better.

For the card, I also used Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Five with some black cardstock to "frame" the word "Giggle", along with some pop-dots to give it some dimension. On that frame, I added a Tim Holtz metal LEAF, along with some of his tissue tape across the bottom of the card. I finished it up using 3 of the MM Bravissimio pearls along the upper left side, and finally adding the "smile..." in silver Thickers, which connects to a quote on the inside of the card!
I really liked how the colors of the subtle old rose pattern in the background paper lent itself to a more "old-fashioned" look, complimented by the white color of  the Giggle phrase, the 3 pearls, the ivory homemade flower, and the metallic leaf. While the dimension of the pearl center added some different color interest, along with a smooth, tactile feel, to the card.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday Linky Party - #90 ~ Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge -  Challenge 41~ Bingo
Get Hippity with Ippity - Challenge 21 ~ Flower & Leaves

Thanks to all who stopped by today and left a comment.
 Hope you have a wonderful day,


  1. Love your creation!!! Thanks for playing with us at Get Hippity with Hippity!!!

  2. Beautiful card Char,love the papers and colours..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.