Friday, June 5, 2009

The Easy Breezy Challenge!

Summer's here and the time is right..... for easy cardmaking! We are all busy going here and there in the summertime. But, our cardmaking can't stop! It's in our blood! So, what's a cardmaker to do? Flourishes says... create easy breeze cards!

Flourishes is trying to help you get you in the swing of summer with a challenge and a chance to win all three of their new releases that the DT will start sneak peeking next Wednesday!

Here are the rules! Make a card that would not take more than ten minutes to create. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't we still want you to play! After all, you could WIN some Flourishes stamps. Once you are done with your card, link it up here on THIS blog post OR upload your creation to your Splitcoast gallery and be sure to use the keyword: fllcjune. Check out the Flourishes Newsletter for more of the official details!

On to my creation!

This card was really too simple! I reached for my Vintage Wallpaper background, the Spring Ephemerals set and my Sweet Violets set for those fabulous sentiments! Just a couple layers, some sponged ink, a silk ribbon, some bling and a nice ribbon slide sentiment and you're done!

I used Vivid Lavendar and inked up my background - I stamped it off so that it would be a second generation image when it hit my white paper. I stamped some of the Lillies of the Valley from the Spring Ephemerals set over top with Violet Mist ink and then went over top that with the Bleeding Hearts using Versafine Black Onyx. I used the Spellbinder's Tag Trio die for my ribbon slide tag and then left the die on my tag so I could mask the edge when I sponged the Violet Mist ink over top. Add a sentiment from the Sweet Violets set and you're almost done! I did paper pierce the edge and sponged some Violet Mist ink all around the distressed edges.

Want a little more inspiration? Hop on over to the rest of the DT's blogs to check out their 10 minute, easy breezy creations!

Stacy Morgan
Leslie Miller
Latisha Yoast!
Christine Okken
Faith Hofrichter
Laura Fredrickson

We hope you make time for play time and join us in this challenge!


your denise g. said...

Like how you used the varying shades of ink to create your card ~ clever and classy. I did look at your flower pot card and noticed you didn't use a picture of YOUR patio pots. Are they dead yet? Actually, I would have thought that you would have run with the COFFEE pot card idea. I can see you killing a whole pot of that to create a gorgeous blog entry. Happy Weekend!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Julie! Love the soft purples...wonderful backdrop to the silhouettes, and the bling on the ribbon is my favorite part!!

Becky said...

This is beautiful, I love the colors and the ribbon is awesome. So simple yet so elegant.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now this is elegant! Very striking with the shilouhette image Julie!

Connie said...

This is stunning, Julie!! I don't think it is too simple at all, more like breathtaking!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Just lovely Julie! I don't think I could make a ten minute card.

Leslie Miller said...

This is easy breezy and utterly beautiful, Julie! The background looks so gorgeous, and the colors -- wow!

Alex said...

Gorgeous card Julie - I am not sure I could make a ten minute card that could actually share, LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

ChristineCreations said...

I really think this is stunning Julie! The layering of the images (especially the background!), and the gorgeous soft purples are just beautiful.

I know your yesterday was really busy with the "day job"....hope you have a really great Friday and weekend!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous!!! You know I love some backgrounds and this look with these colors and solid images....just gorgeous!!!

Love the cherries!!! I waited for it all to!!! Life in dial up takes time!!! said...

Julie, your card positively glows!! I love the gradient of the purple, this is stunning!

Latisha said...

this is so cool!! love how you used the vintage wallpaper too!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - Julie - three Set in one card - that's awesome!!! You've created a fabulous card with them!!!