Saturday, August 30, 2014

Just Us Girls #256 - Wild Card

Wow!  It's the 5th Saturday in August and that means Wild Card challenge over at Just Us Girls.  This means the hostess gets to choose any type of challenge.  Marisa is our hostess this week and she has chosen for us to make a card other than the standard A-2 card.
Before I get to my card, I want to wish Marisa a fond farewell.  This is her last challenge with us.  She has decided to step down as a JUGs designer due to other obligations.  She has been with us for quite some time and is a loyal designer, making beautiful cards on time and kind and heartfelt comments on our participants' blogs.  She will certainly be missed.  Best wishes, my friend!
On to my card.  I chose to play in a couple of challenges to create this card (see below), and I used several dies on this card.  On the blue panel, I first die cut the sunflower out of it, then die cut it again from yellow cardstock.  I die cut the middle olive colored piece from the middle of the yellow sunflower.  Those yellow petals were then inlaid into the blue piece.  The brown piece was die cut from the olive colored piece.  The remaining pear colored piece was inlaid into the yellow flower, and then the brown piece was inlaid into that.  Make sense?  All this to have one layer instead of stacking the three pieces.  Before I did all the die cutting, I used the linen impression plate on the blue and yellow panels to give it some texture.  Once my flower was assembled, I die cut the banner and stamped the sentiment.  I added crystals in the corner.  My card is a tall and skinny card, measuring 3.5" x 5.5".  It's skinny enough so that even though the banner hangs off (which I love), it will still fit into an A-2 envelope.
The sketch came from (CAS)E this Sketch.
The colors came from Color Throwdown.
You can see more from the JUGs designers and our guest on these blogs. 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Stamps:  Banner sayings (SSS)
Paper:  Recollections white, crushed curry, old olive, pacific point, chocolate chip
Ink:  Pacific point
Accessories:  Sunflower die (MFT), folded banner die (SSS), linen impression plate (PTI), Wink of Stella shimmer, crystals, dimensionals 



Marisa said...

Thanks for the kind words, Lisa ((HUGS))! Adore the blue and yellow colour combo and that flower is fabulous. Great sketch too! Loving your tall and skinny card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great combination of challenges! Love those fun, sunny colors and the inlaid flower. Looks like we were on the same wavelength!

Lynn said...

Way to combine and rock the the beautiful in laid die. And the banner is perfect.

Cheryl said...

Great card for all your challenges, Lisa! I don't know how you do it! You always come up with something so original and fabulous!
p.s. I LOVED the Jen McGuire video you sent!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Great sunflower. It has been great being a Guest Designer this month. Thank you for all your sweet comments. xx

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card, Lisa. Love the in-laid technique and the subtle texture from the embossing. Beautiful colors too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the die inlay -- looks fabulous!

Nancy said...

Love this technique.... And yes I followed what you were saying!! Great job!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty sunflower card. Love the way you used the colors. The banner looks great. Thank your for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown this week.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, love the vibrant blue and yellows! Great banner and I love the sentiment! :)

Taunya Butler said...

Bold, beautiful and makes a statement!! Awesomely done, love the colors the inlaid dies and the banner is amazing!! So impressed!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous! Wonderful take on the sketch!


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