Thursday, May 6, 2010

Papertrey Pixies Challenge

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I am so excited to be part of the Papertrey Pixies.  Our first challenge is to create our own patterned paper.  I used the rickrack die to cut different scraps of cardstock to make my background.  When I first saw this die, I thought it would be so much fun to create a background with it, so I was really excited when I saw this challenge. If you can’t tell by now, I am totally in love with this die.   I think I have used it on every card I have made since I got it.  It is so much fun.  I sponged Broken China distress ink onto white cardstock with the blending tool then stamped the plane from Fly Away in Scarlet Jewel.  I then rounded the opposite corners and tied twine around the image before adhering it to my card base with foam tape.  The buttons tied with twine were the finishing touch.

Stamps Fly Away
Paper enchanted evening, summer sunrise, ripe avocado, terracotta tile, lemon tart, scarlet jewel, spring rain
Ink scarlet jewel, Broken China distress ink(Ranger)
embellishments twine, buttons (terracotta tile, scarlet jewel, lemon tart, ripe avocado)
tools blending tool (Ranger), Corner Chomper, rickrack die

 

Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by.

15 comments:

Teresa said...

Such a great take on the challenge, Karen!!! Love the colors you chose too!

Janis said...

Love it Karen! What a great way to use the Rick Rack die.

Lorraine said...

Wow, wow, wow! Awesome! I would never have thought of using the rickrack die for a background. And it's beautiful on the kraft cardstock. Very inspiring!

Christi said...

love the ric rac paper!
very clever!!

JazzyH said...

Fun card!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Karen, you are a genius! I love this and am going to copy you!

Karen said...

I left you some love on Papertrey Pixies, but I'll leave some here too. This is a great card. I really like that die too, but I don't think I would have thought to use it for a background. Brilliant!

Brenda said...

I just love this, Karen. What a fun and creative way to make patterned paper! It's a really great guy card.

Jill said...

Ric rac background paper--what a great idea, Karen! Very, very clever and I am definitely going to try it myself! Perfect choice for your challenge entry!

Sara said...

aww, this is so cute!

Dru said...

This is so unique and cool!! Love what you did with this!

Rebecha said...

Very creative. I love the way you used the die in so many different colors.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi karen! wow!!! what a great card!! TFS! BTW-the moderator at SCS closed our new thread...LOL don't ask...I'm not EVEN going there...of course they have NO explanation...but, she did manage to get our old one reopened. Here's the link

Linda's Craziness said...

Great card. Way to use the colors.

Michelle VP said...

Wonderful background for that plane. I've not seen the rick rack die before, but now I HAVE to get it. :)