Sunday, September 19, 2010

Criss Cross Card

I made this criss cross card for this week's challenge at Karen's Doodles. The image I used is called Pony Love. The colors I decided to use are citrus teal, mediterranean and brown. The pattern that I did on the front of my card is embossing using the perfectly paisley cricute embossing folder. For the band around my card I punched a heart border using a border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts and then added a light teal and brown stripped ribbon to the top of it and finished it off with a white paper rose. I then added 3 white pearls to the top of the card front and added stitching using a teal pen around the picture. I punched the sentiment out using a 1 3/8" circle punch and backed it in both the citrus teal and brown cardstock. Then added it to the top left corner of the card insert. I then punched a 2" scalloped circle out of mediterranean cardstock anad added it to the back side of the card insert allowing just the top to peak up over the sentiment. Then to finish off the insert I added some faux stitching using a teal pen and then added a strip of the light brown and teal ribbon to the bottom of the insert.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card. I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Die Cut Dreams: Sweet Little Girls

Simon Says Stamp: Move It (card insert moves out of card)

Pixie Dust Studio: Fur or Feathers??

Totally Paper Crafts: Birthday

Stamp Something: Digi Day (use a digital stamp)

Challenge Up Your Life: Old McDonald's Farm (horse)

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Anything Goes (Item used from store: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and Martha Stewart Border Punch)

Sweet Stampin: Stitching

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Anything Goes

The Crafty Pad: Embossing

~Supplies Used~
Image: Karen's Doodles Pony Love Digital Stamp
Paper: White Cardstock, ANW Crestwood Citrus Teal Cardstock, ANW Crestwood Mediterranian Cardstock, Brown Cardstock
Embellishments: White Paper Rose, Queen & Company Pearl Pearls, American Crafts Light Teal & Brown Stripped Ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Perfectly Paisley, Martha Stewart Heart Lace Border Punch, EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch, EK Success 2" Circle Punch
Other: Zig Writer Pen ~ Teal, Crayola Colored Pencils, Prisma Colored Pencils


Sandy Hulsart said...

Mary, this is just precious. Love the embossed paisleys and the ribbon and heart border. What a wonderful card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Karen's Doodles challenge blog.

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful card! I luv the embossing and colour scheme. Thx for joining us at Karen's Doodles challenge. Good luck!


Dot Scrap said...

Hi Mary.

I just lovet EVERYTHING about your criss cross card.
Thank you so much for joining us at Karens doodles this week.
Good luck.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Nancy said...

Awww this is so sweet, Mary:O) LOVE the embossed paper, looks so beautiful here! Beautifully coloured image, great use of colours.
Thank you for joining Karen's Doodles, good luck!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Stamping Seasons said...

LOve the detail on this card and how you added your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles. Hope to see you again for next challenge

Manuela said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card! I like this colour-combi and the style! Perfect!

Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your Life!


Cindy2 said...

Lovely criss-cross card, very well done and thanks for joining us at SSCC. C2

Debbie said...

What a fabulous card, I love the design and embossing. Great colouring and image too. :)

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


Suzi said...

What an adorable card, great image, design and I love that embossing. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week.
Suzi x

Sheri said...

So sweet and the card stock colors are so perfect together too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SSCC!

Mel X said...

Wonderful card, love the papers and super cute image.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Pat said...

Lovely card, sweet image and great colours. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad.

Pat xx

Kiki said...

Such a fantastic criss-cross-card!!! Love every little detail...

Thanks for joining us at CUYL.

Hugs, Kiki

Billie's Scrappetique said...

How ADORABLE!! I love criss-cross cards! I haven't made one in a while. I think I may have to make one again soon. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central. Please join us again.

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous card! Love this image!Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week x

Helen said...

Awww...sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x