Saturday, February 12, 2011

You know I love it...

I'm hosting the challenge at Our Creative Corner again this week, and for this time around I picked something that my stamp club members know I love - cutting stuff out. It's a running joke with them, actually. So now I'm challenging all of you to join me in my crazy love for my paper snips. Any cutting technique qualifies as long as you Cut It Out! I'm also submitting this for the SCS inspiration challenge, based on this photo.

For my card I picked the paper tole technique - I haven't done this technique in a long time. You know I'm insane, so of course I had to use the hydrangea from Because I Care. This was really fussy cutting, LOL - but I love the result! I kept the rest of the card really simple so the image would just pop. The colors are Concord Crush and Old Olive, with Very Vanilla card stock. Behind the flower I used a strip of some really old DP, and for embellishments I just used three silver brads, some scored lines (which aren't showing up in the photo so well - sorry!), and the punched sentiment from the same set. I think I was totally channeling my former OCC teammate Silke Ledlow with this one - except she would have put a gorgeous bow on it somewhere! I just love your work, girl! :)

Now it's your turn - pull out those snips and get busy! But be sure you also check out what the rest of the team has done for the challenge - you won't be disappointed!

13 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is drop-dead gorgeous, Lori! I adore it. Beautiful soft colors and that DP might be old, but it is so perfect for this card. And of course your paper toll is sensational. Thanks for hosting these last two challenges - they have been wonderful!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Sherry Kushibab said...

Wow and outstanding card - I'm sure the picture doesn't do it justice!! Colors are very nice also.

Sharon said...

Lori, I just love your card! Its so beautiful! and I'm pretty sure its a thousand times more gorgeous in real life! It's really great to be working with such talented ladies, you keep me on my toes! And thanks for hosting these two past weeks. The challenges are great!

Wendy J. said...

Lori, this is so beautiful! You know I love that stamp and your coloring and cutting are fabulous! I love the soft colors and papers you chose too! Thanks for the fun challenges!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous! Absolutly fabulous!

Sarah Gough said...

hehe - I'm with ya, LOVE cutting! It's free, kinda fast and makes such a statement. Of course....I hated it till I got a really good pair of scissors (where was I before my SU snips?) Great challenge Lori!

Kali said...

what a wonderful card :)
many greetings
Kali

sharon said...

I won blog candy from Tory Bray. I want to send her a thank you card. This would be perfect! I will let her who I cased. I have one question. What ink color did you use to stamp the flower?
Sharon L
sharondotlemonatsbcglobaldotnet

Susie said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!
Just....wow!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow..this is beautiful!! The combo of the detailed stamp and patterned paper pairs so well with your soft colors and clean layout. Thanks for hosting 2 fun challenges!

Nancy said...

This is a show stopper!

Miriam said...

My favorite flower, the hydrangea! Beautiful card Lori and I love the way you cut the sepals out and layered them.

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful! How many layers did you end up with?