Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dare to Get Dirty '08 double challenge card

Whew! Dare to Get Dirty week is flyin' by for me, and I've only made two cards!! So, I decided to make this one fit two challenges! *wink* This one is for Lauren's (a.k.a. mytime) monochromatic and Jenn's (a.k.a. jbalcer) black & white wedding cake inspiration challenge.

Because of the wedding cake, I had a 'black tie affair' thought in my mind, and so I reached for my Basic Grey Black Tie papers...genius, eh? The papers I had were rather large-scale, though, so the paper piecing on the dress and the mat behind it are actually cut from the tags for this paper line (because I rarely ever use them as tags!). The paper to the side is from a magnetic list pad that I got from the $1 bin at Mike's this week, which I cut down and punched the edge using my SU! spiral punch.

I found the pewter brad in my stash, and thought it looked like a cuff link, so I used it to secure my ribbon almost like French cuffs. Then I added the two rhinestone brads for bling *smile*

Hope you enjoy my card! Go join the Fan Club, and play with us!! Happy stamping!
~Michelle

Supplies used:
Paper: Basic Gray and Basic Black textured cardstock, Whisper White cardstock (SU!); patterned dp tags (Basic Grey); memo pad paper (unknown)
Ink: Jet Black (Stazon)
Stamps: dress (Rubber Romance); "Happily Ever After" from Lots of Notes, flourish from Carte Postale (SU!)
Other: pewter brad (Making Memories); Spiral punch and rounded tab punch (SU!); rhinestone brads and black grosgrain ribbon (unknown)

7 comments:

Tracy said...

This card is just beautiful! You did a great job with the challenges!

Lesly said...

This dress is gorgeous and, in my dreams, I'm a size 3 and can wear it!

Karen from PA said...

very elegant! I love black and white.

Cris A said...

The cuff link idea is brilliant! Great card!

Jackie said...

Your card is soooo beautiful! The colors and the dress are wonderful.

Dragana Skoro said...

So classy. I love this card. I should check out these challenges, I never do. The truth is that I get inspied seeing cards like yours, but also intimidated. :-) Great job.

Julia Aston said...

Love the paper pieced dress and the spiral punching - great design!