Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Embellish Brads Color Challenge

I'm so tired, and I have a lot more to get done this week. We have community group at our house tomorrow (and Chase will be gone)... did I mention we eat at community group? Thankfully I've already started the prep work for the food. Then Friday we are off to the Middle School retreat! Oh, and did I mention I'm teaching crafts, but I have no idea what I'm doing yet! Start praying girls. I need it. :) I will say that's mainly because I won't know how many have signed up until tomorrow. I'm sure it will work out.

I did manage to make a card today for the Embellish Challenge. Plus I had a new flower technique I wanted to try and a PTI package at my door. What more do you need to be creative? Here is the color/item challenge:


I just love the pictures Ashley uses for these challenges. They are always terrific. And here's my card:


Stamps: Big and Bold Wishes (PTI)
Card Stock: Lemon Tart, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Pattern Paper: Cherry Hill (October Afternoon)
Ribbon: Pure Poppy (PTI)
Button: Pure Poppy (PTI)

Did I mention that flower is just folded paper? I watched a little 1 minute video on YouTube to learn how to make the petals. Unfortunately the video isn't that great. It's just visual so it took me forever to learn the last step. Maybe I'll do my own video. Let me know if you're interested.

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I've been SUPER impressed with all of the EBTKS challenge cards! You ladies are rocking that sketch. If you haven't played along you still have until the 24th.

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I'll be posting the rest of my December Daily tomorrow!

37 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is gorgeous Courtney! I love that flower! Why didn't my PTI package come today???? Hmmmm.... Hope it isn't lost! I will say a prayer for you that everything will go smooth for you the rest of the week! I am sure you will pull it all off without any trouble!! BTW... I love your December Daily so far... lookin good. I looked at it last night but was too tired to comment! :)

Emu Up A Gum Tree said...

I love that Flower, Great card!!!

Karen B. said...

Wow, what a wonderful visual card. Everytime I go back to look at it I see another detail, it is truly amazing. I love the patterns and the layout that you used as well.

Winter said...

Courtney! I LOVE this! I have to learn how to do this flower! WOW! Just amazing! :)

Christina Smith said...

I saw this challenge and I couldn't wait to see what everyone came up with. Your card is great! Was it hard using the brads? I haven't used brads in such a long time.

Dawn-Marie said...

Hi Courtney! I loved learning how to make your flowers with the fabric...so now I'm asking you to teach us how to make this flower! I love the card...very pretty!

Alyssa B said...

I would love to see a video! Love this card too, really snazzy!

Julie E said...

Beautiful flower - definitely interested in a tutorial!! How could you not resist opening your PTI box when there is a great set like that inside?

Amy Heller said...

Sooooo, interested in a video! That flower is gorgeous AND that card is divine! Great job!

Julie Campbell said...

Can I tell you how happy I am that I found your blog?!? This is just as cute as it could be... and I can't wait to see how to make those flowers! Love your style! :)

Adele Fowler said...

I Love your fabric flower. Its such a fun card!! :)

~amy~ said...

super Fabulous card Courtney and YES to the tut!!!!!

Julie Martin said...

there is no way that that flower is paper!! its aweeesome -- and i may have to be placing a second order at PTI this month now for those big sentiments! I knew I should have gotten them last week!! lol!! your card is totally a winner!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card, I would love to know how to make the flower!

Jessica said...

Hi busy little bee!!! I'm certain everything will turn out great in the end :)
As far as your card I think it's awesome, Courtney!!! Design, color distribution and all. The flower however is the icing. It is perfect. TFS!!

Deanna said...

Beautiful Courtney~!

marianagrigsby said...

Love this card Courtney!...the flower is incredible!

Nancy L. said...

yea, i want to learn how to do that beautiful flower ;)

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous card and flower! Make a video! Make a video! :)

Tiff said...

I'm TOTALLY interested!!!! I must know how to make that flower! Your card is brilliant!

Kay Sibley said...

GASP, girlfriend!! This card is stunning! I'm thinking I should have bought that stamp set because I LOVE it! LOL! It's okay. I'm thankful for the PTI goodies I got today! ;o) I think you should teach your class how to make that fabulous flower! It's amazing! ♥♥ Kay

craft_princess said...

Yes to the tutorial...it looks AWESOME!!!

Terri E. said...

Tons of great dimension and texture on this card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

travelingmama said...

Oh my goodness! This is wonderful! I hope you get some rest in the midst of all the craziness!

Ann said...

FAB-U-LOUS! I love this gorgeous card, Courtney!

Randee E said...

Wow! This card is fab!! Love that flower and would definitely like to see some pics on ho it's done! Love the way you incorporated the brads too!

naomi chokr said...

this is soooo awesome!!!! please make a video!!!!! i just love flowers!!!!! your card is soooo cool!!!

Nicole Maki said...

Your card is awesome and that flower is incredible.

Please do a tutorial :-)

Karen said...

Holey camole macarole!!! Courtney, that is unbelievable....unbelievably great! Yes, please do your own video! :>:> ....when you have time....which you seem to be short on right this minute! I'm sure you'll get through everything, hopefully with grace and fun! :>

Maureen said...

Would love a video!!! I thought it was fabric!! This is fabulous!! My 'what's hot' pick!!

Elise said...

Holy GUACAMOLE! This is flippin GORGEOUS, girrrrrl! I'm GASPING with delight! Wahoooo!

Melisa Hunter said...

What a gorgeous card! Your flower is amazing. The big beautiful font from the new PTI stamp set is perfect for this card. Love the layout!

Janelle said...

Love that card, Courtney. Everytime I look at it I see something else. Wonderful details. I'd love to know how you made those flower petals!

Stephanie said...

My week's been crazy, but this card stopped me dead in my tracks - WOW (this doesn't express my thoughts, really)...I knew I didn't have time to give this comment justice then, so I waited - my thoughts are still the same. This is fantabulous! I love everything about it - the flower, the bling & brads, the background. Can't wait to see it front & center on the embellish blog :) This was definitely my favorite card of the week :)

thanks for sharing your creativity & I hope the community group & middle school retreat went well!!

Lisa said...

You have so many comments on this card already!! Hahhah!! What's one more, right? :D IT'S GORGEOUS!!! Just a really, really beautiful card. I love it.

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Your card is something else! So classy! Must try the flower, too!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

That flower is great! Thanks for participating in this challenge!