Friday, July 16, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #11

I'm slowly getting caught up with the Paper Dolls Challenges. I'm still really busy, but I try to create during any spare moment I can find.

This card is for Anika's challenge. Check it out here and play along!

Anika challenged us to create a non-standard card. This is really out of my comfort zone because almost all my cards are 4-1/4 x 5-1/2. It's the envelope size I have the most of! Hee hee!

When I started this challenge, I knew exactly how I wanted the layout to be. I also knew that I wanted to use Summer Sun. And, since I hadn't inked up my Take Three: Summer yet, I wanted to use that too. So, this is what I ended up with.  The card size is 3-1/2 x 8.

The images were embossed using amethyst powder. In the picture, it doesn't look too bad. But, in real life, it's too much yellow for my taste. Still, somebody might like it. Maybe an L.A. Lakers fan!  Here's the inside.

I wasn't all that happy with my card, so I made another using colors that I am more comfortable with: Ripe Avocado and Dark Chocolate. This picture doesn't do it justice.

Here's the finished inside.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

 Summer Sun Card
All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Take Three: Summer, Fancy Flourish, Mega Mixed Messages, Border & Corners: Oval, Inside & Out: Thank You
Paper:  Summer Sun, Plum Pudding, 2008 Bitty Box Basics
Ink:  Plum Pudding, Versamark
Embellishments:  amethyst embossing powder, Plum Pudding grosgrain ribbon, bling
Tools:  scallop oval punch (Marvy), 1-1/4" square punch (SU)

Ripe Avocado Card
All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Take Three: Spring, Mega Mixed Messages, Inside & Out: Thank You
Paper:  Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Turning a New Leaf
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (SU), Fresh Snow, Versamark, Copic markers
Embellishments:  skittles
Tool:  scallop square punch (SU), Cuttlebug label die

Base:  8 x 3-1/2
Patterned Paper:  7-1/2 x 3
Mat:  7-3/4 x 3-1/4
Squares:  1-1/4
Strip:  6-1/4 x 1


  1. Your cards are so pretty Michelle! Great job!! I cracked up about your LA Lakers comment! :)

  2. WoW, these are absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. Both of your cards are great! I think the second one is my favorite with the leaf paper!

  4. These are gorgeous! My fav is the second one! I love the color combo!