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Friday, August 21, 2009

SSDS Challenge: Monochromatic

It's challenge day over at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays again. This time you have to make a monochromatic color item. I chose to find a challenging color scheme (or at least a color I haven't used for a while). For the card, I picked orange. I took a DCWV cardstock and ran it thru my cuttlebug for the dry embossing. Since the textured cardstock is white underneith, I took my spongy sanding block and exposed it. Then I had this one orange Flora-Doodle flower from Petaloo available. I then used my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot program to cut the Happy Birthday phrase from velum (I was hoping the orange would show thru but it's thicker velum than most scrapbook velum so it looks whiter).

Next I did a scrapbook page. My youngest started Kindergarten Wednesday and brought home this great report. It is also done in a monochromatic scheme. Sorry, I don't have a wide scanner nor do I know how to "stitch" two scans together to make one photo. I used a Fiskars punch to create the mat (someone was giving it away at work so I snatched it up LOL) then glued foam dragonflies on a couple of spots that didn't work out right. The fancy border qualifies it for the Scrapmaster's Paradise Finally Friday challenge and the dragonflies qualifies it for the Paper Cutz "It flies" challenge.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team - one of us made something extra special.

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend


~Jeri~ said...

Very cute Cheri!! I look forward to working with you in the Sewn Together DT! I love your work!!! Hope your lil one has a great kindie year!

Rene said...

Really pretty card Cheri! How exciting for your little guy to get that on his first day of K!!

Scrappy Love,

Lisa said...

Great card Cheri. Your little guy starts school early mine go back Sept 1. My youngest goes to SK this year

Anonymous said...

I just got some of those cuttlebug borders, you have inspired me to use them;)

Regina said...

love the orange on your card and I love that you did a layout also! my little guy started kindergarten last week too!

Diane Davies said...

Nice card. I need to remember embossing. I have a Big Kick now and I need to get it out and use it.

Jennifer Scull said...

I like the way you distressed your embossing! super cool!

happy to be on the Sewn Together DT with you! we'll have great fun! :)

Susan said...

Wonderful projects! Don't you just love SCAL?

Michell said...

Wow!! Thanks for sharing! Your creativitiy has inspired me to share my love of stamping with all my friends.
Thank you
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Emily said...

Great job....thanks for joining our Finally Friday challenge.

Emily-SP Diva

sophiesmama said...

Great LO Cheri! Thanks for joining us for PCC # 5.

Micki said...


That is a great card and scrapbook page. I really love the embossed - grunged - cardstock and love your colors.

Helen Dooley said...

Nice Lay out thanks for playing at Paper cutz Challenge!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!