Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #34



Now this card has ruined my tv watching tonight. The entire time I was watching House I was designing this in my head. So, I will have to re-watch it tomorrow because I have no idea what went on! I used kraft paper as well as white as a neutral. I just felt like it needed more of an anchoring color. I think the kraft does that. The other thing is I finally got to use this stamp set I bought forever ago and had not used it. I thought it was a cute set when I bought it, but never found a good way to use it. Anyway, TFL!!


Ok, a few people have asked me about the threads I used on this card. I used sassy strands by CTMH. They are just chenille strands and I wrapped them around a square piece of cardstock. It was extremely tedious, but I got the desired effect I wanted. Also I have these in every color offered and this is the first time I have found a use for them. So, I am so glad Kristina had this challenge.

17 comments:

JadedOne said...

Woah! That was my expression when I clicked on your post. Did you wrap and adhere some kind of ribbon around the cardstock to create this design?

I know what you mean when you're totally concentrated on a design for a card instead of TV. Often times I have to rewatch my favorite TV shows because I'm so focused on what I'm creating!

Anyway, I'm rooting for you to get picked on the top 10 :)

Kari said...

Gorgeous card!!! I absolutely love it!! Great job!!

Ryemilan said...

Really clever use of materials Melanie. I love your card, it looks wonderful!

Sam.

kareNstampZ said...

wow what a great take on the challenge

Leah said...

Love it, great card.

StampingSelene said...

How Clever! Great Job!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Awesome card, the sentiment is wonderful & love the texture.

Jerry said...

This is by far, hands down a winner in my opinion. I love the thread it matches perfectly.

Stampin'GHmom said...

Can't believe how well you captured the inspiration of the card by using the thread. Great card!

Mitty said...

Wow that is really using the inspiration given, you have done a wonderful job. Really lovely card

Karla said...

Melanie!!!!!

I have to say it is a gorgeous card. you do have a place on the top ten. How lovely and cozy this card looks, specially now that it is chilly! grate job!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

I believe this is another winer! ~Donna

Debi said...

OK, I think I'm going to have to "cross over" into CTMH land and get some of these. Just too pretty. Makes me want to put on my softest sweater. You did an awesome job!!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Great card! I too, took a very literal interpretation of the challenge. I almost went with ribbon, but settled for cardstock. Thanks for sharing!

sideoats + scribbles said...

This is just neat-o!!!! :)

Ryemilan said...

Hi Melanie,

You just won my blog candy comp...but I can't find an email address to email you on. Would you mind emailing me with your snail mail addy, and I'll get the Dew-Drops, buttons and ribbons in the mail to you.

Cheers,
Sam.

zukesgirl said...

This is just amazing!
Love it!

 
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