Saturday, February 18, 2017

You're the Best, Avant-Garden!


Well actually second best, but it tied in with the greeting on the card. Why second best, you ask? (Well, maybe you didn't, but I'm going to tell you anyway.) Remember when I said Hey Chick is the number one redeemed SAB item, so far? Well, Avant-Garden is the number two item! I'm not surprised, as it's a lovely little stamp set, and I've been seeing all kinds of beautiful things on Pinterest that use it.


Today's card was made specifically for two challenges. The first is the SUO Challenge #168, Sale-A-Bration Fun (using something from SAB), and the second is the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #231, which is a sketch challenge.


I really love the way this turned out! It's such fun for me when I'm making something, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere - just not "right" - and then all of a sudden an idea hits that pulls it all together. That's what happened with this card.


I had everything but the greeting and card base figured out, but a white strip for the greeting just wasn't cutting it. I switched to Pear Pizzazz, which I had used on the swirl, and that looked better, so I went with Pear Pizzazz for the card base, too. But what really made it all come together was cutting down the background to 3-3/4" x 5", so more of the card base showed!

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17 comments:

  1. Cindy, your card is lovely. I love your color combination and great job on the fussy cutting of the flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Craft Crew this week. Blessings, Tina, DT

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  2. Cindy, your card is such a ray of sunshine! I love the colours you chose - they're just perfect for a dreary winter. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew! Christyne - DT.

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  3. Gee those flowers pop. Love your colour combo for your card Cindy. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn xx

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  4. What a lovely, spring like card, Cindy! I need spring now - we're expecting snow tomorrow!! :O Beautiful colour combination, and great use of the flowers. Thanks for joining our Paper Craft Crew challenge this week. ~Deborah

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  5. Yes, your card is just lovely, and the colours really make it sing! I love those flowers too, and your project is just perfect for our Sale-a-bration challenge!! So glad you joined in the fun at SUO.

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  6. Love your card. The colors remind me of spring. I love how you captured two challenge for one card. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

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  7. Sweet posies!! Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenge!!

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  8. This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the vase of flowers! Great job! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

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  9. Cindy, Love your card and the vase for the flowers is awesome. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew (and SUO Challenges). ~Pam, Dt

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