Monday, May 2, 2011

Embellish Square Card Color Challenge

(Scroll down to see my DeNami Sketch Challenge card!)

I knew when I saw these springy colors, I had to play!  And the fact that it requires a square card!  I just never make square cards and I have decided...I need to more often! They are so fun! 

So here is my square card...

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So here is the thing about these polka dots you see!  I started stamping them on another piece of paper and was having a hard time getting them to be nice and solid.  Then I realized I was not pushing down evenly but it made sort of a gradient look!  So I started on another piece and did this intentionally to get this look!  I think its kinda fun!  With each stamp, I just pushed down more on the top of the block for a darker ink on top and lighter at the bottom!  Kind of a fun pattern! Hopefully it doesn't look like bad stamping! LOL! I wanted it to turn out this way!

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I had to top it off with some cute little rose buds!  I am so sad to find out that Michaels is clearancing these!  They are taking away all my favorite things!  What am I going to do? 

Here are this weeks colors...


Thanks for coming by today!  It is a really nice day here in Kansas...finally!  Hope your Monday is super!

OH and don't forget one thing....check back in Friday for our FIRST CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!  I can't wait to get started!



Supply list...are you shocked? ;)

Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics, Studio-G Ditto
Paper: PTI Kraft, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, SS White
Ink: Fresh Snow, True Black
Misc: Rhinestones, SU scallop punch, FF Die, Recollections Rose Buds

34 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet Mother's Day card! Thanks so much for joining Embellishes Color Trends Challenge!

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  2. So pretty Laurie! I love the light pink cs peeking out under the polka dot panel. We must be on the same wave length today, I used the same stamp today! :)

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  3. Beautiful! I love the simple design. I too am looking forward to the beginning of CAS-ual Fridays! I didn't know about the new challenge blog until you announced you were on the DT (congrats!!).

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  4. Oh, square cards are my favorite. Even though they cost more to mail they're so so fun. Love the way you used the colors and I think the gradient stamping is neat.

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  5. Gorgeous!
    Love the polka dots...
    I think they look great!
    And I'm checking my Michaels because they did not have these on clearance last week...
    if they are now...
    I'm going to hoard! :)
    Can't wait for the first CAS challenge...
    wow me girlie! :)
    I'm determined to do a CAS card as good as you...
    should only take about...
    oh...
    5 years :)

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  6. Love your card...the polka dots are fabulous!!!

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  7. Well, it doesn't look like you were having any trouble at all! LOVE the polka dots, and I'd be stocking up on those blossom beauties ASAP! Stunning!

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  8. You did a fabulous job on the square card. I think the polka dots look great! Glad to hear everything is going well in Kansas.

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  9. So pretty Laurie!! I am loving those colors together and the sentiment too!

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  10. Happy belated birthday, Laurie!!! I missed it because May 1 is my anniversary and I was not on the computer. I hope that you had a wonderful day!

    Love your Mother's Day card. I need to make a couple myself. thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Perfect, perfect, perfect. LOVE IT!

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  12. great card and totally groovy polka dots! hey, by the way, happy birthday, I see there's a blog hop in your honor, how cool is that? hope you had a good one:)

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  13. This is gorgeous!! I love it - perfect use of the colors, layout, everything!

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  14. Perfect take on the challenge colours and great CAS design. Love it.

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  15. What a pretty Mother's Day card Laurie! Love your gradient polkadots so clever! I hear ya about the roses...and I don't even use them that much!!

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  16. Beautiful card - just perfect colors for Mother's Day!

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  17. Great card Laurie! I never make square cards either. I really like the gradient look of those polka-dots. Very clever. Can't wait to see the CAS-ual Friday challenge!!

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  18. It's gorgeous! The colors are so warm & loving for mom and the gradient polka dots are so cool!

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  19. Glad you explained the polka dot thing 'cause I was gonna ask how you got that cool effect!

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  20. One word - BRILLIANT! Love it, love it, love it!!!!

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  21. Beautiful card. I love the PP with the dots being off. It gives the PP a softer look. Lovely CAS card! ;D

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  22. Laurie, this is such a beautiful card! I love the gradient stamping, great idea! Isn't it fun when stuff like that happens. :)
    Those roses are gorgeous and the rhinestones are perfectly placed.

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  23. Very pretty gradient stamping!

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  24. I love the colors and the CAS feel ....... LOVE!!!

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  25. Love those roses! I need to get yours in the mail to you but I have to find them first! (hid them from Tim...hehe). Anyway, beautiful card!

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  26. I love this sketch...that little panel of pink peeking out is a great little touch. And the combo of the bling and the roses...fun little accent!

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  27. Love this card and its colour combination!

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  28. OMG you rocked these colours. This is awesome. Thanks so much for playing along with the Embellish Challenge.

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  29. Hi Laurie, just popping in from Embellish to see "What's Hot". I follow your blog anyway, so I've seen this already but it's lovely seeing it again! The graduated polkas are still fab!

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  30. Congrats on your Embellish shout out and I like the gradient polka dots, fun idea.

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