September 22, 2009

You Make My Heart Go Whirrrr for Whimsical Wednesdays

This week’s challenge was three colours: blue, green and orange. Now anyone who reads this blog (and cares to remember what I write! hee hee) knows I hate orange! Especially bright, primary, crayon orange like in the colour challenge photo. So I was very tempted to take the easy route and switch the orange for pink, especially since Joan of Joan’s Garden was super sweet and sent with my order some gorgeous ribbon I’d been admiring on one of her cards. It was ombre with pink and green overprinted with a green vine and pink flowers with blue middles. (She also sent some with purple and green-YEAH!) She is the sweetest lady, you really should check out her store. It isn’t fancy, you just email her with what you want and she sends you an invoice but her customer service is awesome. I can’t believe I didn’t have her link up sooner. I have added it to my sidebar under ‘My Go-To sites’. JustRite Stampers fonts are on sale until the 24th so visit her. In the end, you can see I actually was brave enough to use orange and a pretty bright one at that!

heart go whir 1

I used Cogsmo paper from Cosmo Cricket for this fun card. The layout is from I {heart} 2 Stamp this week. I tweaked it as usual but you should still be able to see the original in it! I had to make the circle pretty big to be seen under the die cut ‘heart go whir’ paper so I simply allowed the circle to spill out over the edges of the card. I really like the result. And notice how I managed to use those paper shaper scissors we all bought (HAD to have ‘em!) but rarely use anymore.


I was tempted to use actual stars where the stars are in the sketch especially because I just got a new Sizzix star die and I am anxious to try it out. But the gears are more original and fit the card better. You can see a bit better how they are popped up in this photo. Click to enlarge if need be.

heart go whir 2

As usual, please join us in our challenge. Upload your creation to PCP or SCS with keyword DDSC3 or your blog and be sure to visit Whimsical Wednesdays blog to add your link. We all want to be able to see what you make. For some inspiration, check out all of the team, the DareDevils’ work at all of their blogs, use the links on the sidebar (Cassie and Sandra aren’t able to play this time). I love visiting them all to see their creations; I missed last week so this week I will get double the fun! Please welcome Lisa Hjulberg to the group! I can’t wait to see her work!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: baha breeze-SU!
Paper: baha breeze CS-SU!, Cogsmo-Cosmo Cricket DP and die cuts
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, Cut n Dry nib-Ranger, Fiskars shaper scissors


Taylor said...

fun card!!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

That is gorgeous! The colors work great with the shapes!

Lisa said...

This is adorable! I just love what you did with the colors from this challenge. Fabulous card!
Lisa :)

Kim R. said...

You did a great job. I like the layout. Your card is perfect. At least you got the colors right. I thought they were black, red and blue!! LOL!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Wow, Rebecca, this is awesome! I love every inch of it! When it comes to orange, it's all about the shade...


Darla said...

What a fun card Rebecca! Glad you were able to leave a little orange in. It's a great fall color! Very creative.

Heather Schlatter said...

Great job on last weeks challenge and great way to incoorporate the embellishments with that time stamp set in the background and love the pinking shears nestie behind the sentiment!!!