Tuesday, April 7, 2009

DCBD #122

Above is this weeks Diva Challenge. I hope that a lot of you will play along with us this week. I really love my Big Shot. Making die cuts for our cards is so easy with this machine. I have mine sitting out where I can get to it very easily. For me that is very important. I don't mind using things if it is easily accessible. If I have to get up and search for something, a lot of times I really would rather not bother with it. Sounds lazy huh? I don't consider myself lazy, hhhmmmmm maybe convenient.

I liked this challenge. My thing is I am not real pleased with my finished creation. I am my own worst critic, so if you don't like this one either, well let's just say we are in agreement on this one. I guess I feel that I should have done something more to the flowers. They are missing something that could make them "pop". What do you think they needed? You will have to tell me what you think.

I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how I wanted the flowers layered and finally decided this way. Well enough about how I feel about my card. Make sure you check out the other Diva's blogs to what they came up with for this challenge. I have all of the Diva's names on my side bar. Just click on their name and it will take your to their blogs or you can click on the Diva Coffee Break Designs logo and find everyone from there too. There are 3 designers being spotlighted this week on the DCBD blog. Please take the time to comment when you look. We all love the comments!! Thanks for looking!

This is the recipe for this card.
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: always artichoke, so saffron, rose red, regal rose, pink pirouette, and very vanilla
Ink: always artichoke and versamarker
Tools: textured impressions die (Manhattan flower), top not die, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, 5 petal punch, sanding block, and paper piercing tool.
Accessories: dazzling diamonds and 1/4" rose red grosgrain ribbon


Pam said...

I love your color combo! Very nice card!

Dee Tollaksen said...

This is a beautiful card. Sometimes the trick is knowing when to stop. But. . . maybe some deep pink glitter in the embossing of the flowers?

Erin said...

I love all the layers on your card and the sparkly oval!

StampingSelene said...

Very pretty Chris!

Krista Driessen said...

Your card turned out so pretty !

Shari Taylor said...

I love it! I haven't thought to cut them apart, very clever!

Secret Dreams And Passions said...

What a pretty and colorful card!! I like the flowers in the different colors... GREAT card!!
Denise from OHio

Kelly A. Swienton said...

I love the way you did the roses, very clever, they look great!

apigonfire said...

Oh! this is so unique! I haven't seen this done with the embossing folder flowers before!
I really like what you've done. Maybe you could do some direct to paper with an ink pad to highlight the embossing. I'd have to try it to see what it would look like though! :)

Ilse Vargas said...

Did you try sanding them... but either way, your card is very nice!

Julie said...

Very pretty Chris!! The Manhattan is soooo versatile!