Saturday, August 29, 2009

Twick or Tweet for challenges

It's been a while now since I've gotten to participate in a Taylored Expressions challenge, so I decided to play today. In my blurfing this morning , I also saw that the Pals Paper Arts had a Halloween challenge this week, so I was determined to figure out a way to combine them. I think it's time to start thinking about Halloween anyway, since it's the next holiday around the corner! Plus, I wanted to play with some more of the fun things I pre-ordered from Stampin'Up!'s upcoming Holiday Mini (you can order from this starting on Sep 1st!) - I got the stamp set {aptly named "Twick or Tweet"} and the DSP paper called Night and Day, which is where the herringbone paper and the polka dot acetate sheet is from. Here's a full view of my card: Oh, and of course, here's a pic of the sketch, too: Hope you like it! Are you wondering how I made the diagonal color blocks? I just cut the cardstock corner to corner, then on one of the triangles, I lined up the corner and the midpoint of the long side on my paper trimmer and cut along those lines. Tip: I cut 2 colors at a time so that I would have them lined up for sure ;) Then I put the polka dot acetate sheet on top, which I just adhered by applying a strip of the white Tombo glue across the top. It ends up nice and neat and the glue part is covered up by the ribbon! Here's the recipe:
{Twick or Tweet card}
All Supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Set: Twick or Tweet
*Cardsock: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Night and Day Specialty DSP
*Inks: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad; Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Going Gray Markers
*Accessories: Signo White Gel Pen, Playground button, Black Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread, Scallop Border punch, 1 3/4" punch, Cutter kit (distressing tool to rough up the punched circle piece on my card)

Thanks for coming by today and have a great weekend!


18 comments:

Liz said...

love the polka-dot acetate over the blocks of cardstock! Great job combining challenges!

Anonymous said...

Rose,
Cute Halloween card!
Thank you for the trick on how to make the diagonal color blocks! :)
Take care!
Kris

Jane said...

too ADORABLE! love it!

Ann Schach said...

Too cute! I just love this stamp set. Thanks for the tip about cutting on the diagonal, and thanks for playing @ PPA!

NinaB said...

What a cutie, Rose. I love the diagonal blocks - very creative.

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is so cute!!

Wendy said...

Ok, this is perfect! Can I case it!!! Thanks...LOL!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Your ribbon treatment is so fun.

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

Lisa said...

great color combo!

Denise said...

I love the way you used the diagonal! Plus, Twick or Tweet is an ADORABLE set - you used it perfectly! Congrats on being a PPA pick this week - well deserved!

Mary Fish said...

Perfect job combining the two challenges. Congrats on being one of this week's PPA Picks. Well deserved. Hugs, Mary

Jonathan, Rachel, Greta said...

This is such a cute card, Rose! You know what I like about it the most? - That's a Halloween card but it's not all orange and black. Love that herringbone paper - cute and yet grown up at the same time!

Jonathan, Rachel, Greta said...

And forgot to say - congrats on the award! You deserve it!

Lisa Brown said...

Super cute! Congratulations!

Cindy Major said...

This is fabulous! I love the way you added the diagonal pieces under the polka dot overlay. It looks wonderful!

Congrats on your win!

Connie Collins said...

Rose,
You card is incredible. Congrats on being chosen as one of Shelli's Creative Challenge winners.

Ann said...

Congrats on winning Shelli's challenge! Fabulous card!

melany said...

Great card, Rose! Congrats!