Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ODBD Challenge #2


This second week of challenges is again brought to us by Guest Designer America Kuhn. The challenge is here. I am happy to say I was one of two winners to receive the blog award from the first challenge, which is on my side bar. Woohoo! This week's challenge is to use red or pink and bling. I decided to use red AND pink. I'm really loving the Martha Stewart Punch-Around-the-Page punches, which is what I used on the red CS. I did the same with the pink CS beneath the sentiment, only I just punched the corners on that one and set it up diagonally. The sentiment and design are from OBDB's "Thinking of You" set, and the additional butterflies are from SU's Butterfly Embosslits in Rose Red. I used my Deckle-Edged Nestie for the sentiment and lightly sponged it with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used my Rose Red and Pretty in Pink markers to color in the sentiment, coloring the butterfly in Elegant Eggplant. I randomly added my bling. All-in-all, an easy card to make. Be sure to check out the beautiful cards the OBDB DT submitted. Thanks for stopping by. It's a beautiful day here, but another cold one. Are we sick of winter yet?

14 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Karen. Such a beautiful, striking card. Love the colour combination, gorgeous words. Love all the border punch work, so pretty and very effective.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Carmen O. said...

Beautiful! Love all the butterflies and punching. Really stunning card Karen!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on being spotlighted last week Karen!! Another stunning design!! I love your colors and design and the use of punch around the page punches. Very elegant and beautiful. Thanks for joining us again at the Shining the Light Challenge at ODBD.

Danni said...

This is just gorgeous!! Fabulous job!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty, great colors.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Karen, congratulations on last weeks spotlight!! You are rocking these Shining the Light Callnges and this week is no different!!! Love your take on our challenge..love that MS punche you've used and that stamp set...awesome!!! Thanks for playing again with us this week. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oops, sorry, big typo, meant t say Challenges!!!! Sorry!

Leslie Miller said...

I'm intrigued by the Punch Around the Page punches. Don't have any yet, but this looks great on your card! Love the pretty stamps. Anything with a little flourish will get me every time!

Barb said...

Karen, this is very inspiring! Don't ya just love all the gorgeous new border punches from MS!?

Barb

America said...

GREAT PUNCHING DETAILS BABY!!! :)
GORGEOUS colors, details, and fab card!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at ODBD Shining the Light Challenge! YOU ROCK! :)
America

Patter Cross said...

So pretty! Love the punched border. Just gorgeous! So glad to have you joining us in the ODBD challenge! Blessings,

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card! Love that butterfly stamp, and that border!

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen! I LOVE your punched border and the gorgeous details! Thanks so much for playing along on the ODBD Shining the light Challenge!

Rachel said...

Karen this is Gorgeous!!! love the layout and those butterfly's and sentiment are beautiful!
hugs,
Rachel