Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Big Card Challenge

I can't believe it I actually had time to complete two challenges today.  This week at H2H Blog they are doing the opposite of last week.  They are challenging you to make a BIG CARD, that would be anything other than the standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card size.
Here is my card, it is a 5" x 7" card:
I started with Vanilla Cream card base, then I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge and cut out the frame using Smokey Plum cardstock.  I also cut out the word "Love" using Black cardstock.  I was trying to use the scrapbook layout on page 77 of the new catalog as my inspiration.  I cut the two flag strips out of the La Belle Vie paper sampler.  For the background on my card base I first stamped the words image from Universal Backgrounds set using desert sand ink.  Then I went over the areas with the music notes stamp from Universal backgrounds using black ink.  Lastly I used the two butterflies from an old retired stamp set and inked them in blush and Smokey Plum.  The bird is from the older Wings stamp set.  I stamped it in black and then used chalk to color it in slightly.  Finally I decided I just had to add some bling, so I put on one black sparkle and two of the brownish/gold sparkles.
I don't usually stamp using so many layers, but I think I really like this BIG CARD!


Annette Clark said...

Fabulous card, Debi, I love everything about it! I have never used that bird image from the Wings set but I will definitely be adding it to my must-use pile now.

Greetings from Gail said...

Great card - love the color combinations, and thanks for the description of creating your background. Great ideas!

canadian_liner said...

The background paper you created is beautiful--looks like it should be part of La Belle Vie packet! Lovely job on your "generously-sized" card (its to pretty to call BIG!).

Cheryl said...

This is lovely, and your embellishments and stamping look great! Thanks for playing along at H2H!

Maureen said...

Love you cards and blog! You got a new follower, Maureen:)