I created my card using the colors yellow, white and purple for the color challenge at The Corrosive Challenge and for the retro challenge at Bronte and Bella's (Mo's) Challenge. The purple is dark and might look a little black but trust me it is purple. The sketch that I used is from the chalelnge at The Sweet Stop. I embossed the square of white cardstock behind the image using a cuttlebug embossing folder (dots) and then backed it in purple. I punched a strip of white cardstock using a lace heart border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts and added a purple and white plaid ribbon to the top of it and added it behind the image. I added a bow to the top left corner of the embossed square made out of the same ribbon. I added three paper flowers, layered to make one flower. I stared with a green flower for the leaves, then a light purple flower and finished it off with a white flower with a dark purple center. I added a light yellow pearl to the center and a purple butterfly gem to one of the petals. I finished off my card by added 3 light purple pearls to the top right corner.
The challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is to use 11 elements. I used the following 11 elements to my card: cardstock, patterned paper, butterfly gem, punched border, embossing, ribbon, image, bow, sentiment, flowers & pearls.
The sentiment on my card celebrates friendship. It says, "A friend is someone you can do nothing with....and enjoy it." This is for the challenges at Crazy 4 Challenges (celebrate something), Sentimental Sundays (Celebrate Friendship), Die Cut Dreams (Quote).
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Out With The Old
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Flower Power (item from store: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Border Punch, DCWV Cardstock)
Flutterby Wednesday: Open
I Did It Creations: Favorite Technique (punching & embossing)
Kaboodle Doodles: Anything Goes
Fab N Funky: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Alota Rubber Stamps: Stamp, Ribbon & Bow
Sundays With Crissy: Ribbon
Stamp Something: Digi Day Challenge
Catch The Bug: Anything Goes