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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Challenge Card

I haven't had much mojo this week, so when that happens I like to do challenges. Challenges are just that, they challenge you to think outside of your normal box, and that's a good thing :-). The challenge was for The Paper Players. I used the new Peekaboo Frames die in the Holiday Mini on the front of my card. Such a fun die!
 When you open up the little window, there is a stamped message inside. The outside of the window has a wood grain mat that matches the card front. To create the card front background, I first stamped Very Vanilla with the Woodgrain background stamp in More Mustard, and then I ran it through my Big Shot with the Stripes embossing folder. With a sponge dauber, I lightly sponged over the stripes with More Mustard to bring out the embossing.
The leaves are stamped with More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and the outlines are done in Bravo Burgundy. For the leaves that are stamped in Cajun Craze, I sponged around the outsides with More Mustard.
The inside is sponged around the edges with More Mustard and the opposite corners are stamped. Thanks for stopping by today! See ya' tomorrow!


Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy
Classic Stampin' Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy
Stamps: Gently Falling, Falling Leaves, Day of Gratitude
Dies: Peekaboo Frames
Punches: 1" Circle punch, 1/2" Circle punch


Cindy Hall said...

Very clever! I like how you embossed your woodgrain panel. Very nice effect. And now I can tell my husband that it's your fault that I have to have the Peek-a-Boo Frames! Thanks :) Thanks for sharing with us a The Paper Players this week!

Kim said...

Another Masterpiece! I love it.

Thanks for sharing,

Nance Leedy said...

Barb, this is fantastic!! I love the way you've combined the woodgrain stamp with the stripes embossing folder--it looks just like aged barn wood! Love it! And the peek-a-boo frame is glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week!

Amanda Mertz said...

Great background with the woodgrain stamp and the stripes embossing folder. Looks very cool! And the rest of the card is adorable too!

Lesley Croghan said...

How cute! Love that peek-a-boo die! And the inside of your card looks wonderful all finished as well! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

Very clever! It's good to see this stamp set used for something other than Christmas! It's beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players this week!

jaydee said...

Barb, what an amazing use of the peekaboo die. I loved your card even before you shared the sentiment! Wonderful, you wouldn't have believed that you were not feeling that creative. I think your mojo was out in full force.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

Julie Marshall said...

Love how you used the Peek A Boo window! It's just perfect. Super cute card. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

What a clever and creative way to use the peek-a-boo frame! I love it! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Tara Bilbao said...

Barb this is so lovely. I love how you have the cluster of beautiful leaves in the corner and the window with the sentiment. Great card