Friday, September 19, 2008


And I made a card within 20 minutes of opening the box! *wink* The images in this KOTM are so cute, and smaller in scale, so they're perfect for card-making. As soon as I looked at them and saw the little bird image, I remembered this great bedding set from Pottery Barn that my dear friend Melinda (aka Passionfruit) showed me last night at our CJ meeting:

And, it was perfect with today's Limited Supplies challenge: to make a card with ONLY 3 colors, and with white as the main color. Don't you just love it when everything works together like that? *smiles*

So, I chose white, red, and chocolate chip, and created this card:

I started with a standard card base in Whisper White, and stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner in Real Red. Then I stamped the bird image on a separate piece of white, cutting the image down to a 1 1/4" square, using the 'out of the box' technique. I matted it with a 1 3/8" Real Red square and a Chocolate Chip scalloped square punched with my purple Marvy punch. I tied the red ribbon around the card, then adhered all my pieces, using foam tape under the white square and the Chocolate Chip scalloped square. Seriously took me less than 20 minutes!

I'll be back in a bit with card images from last night's Creative Juices meeting! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, and Chocolate Chip cardstock (SU!)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Stamps: September KOTM 'Friendship. Love. Miracles.' (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Foam tape (3M); ribbon (Club Wedd by Target)


Tiffany Johnson said...

Your card is beautiful!!! LOVE the colors!

Holly said...

Gosh darn it. Not only is the card beautiful, but the bedding is fabulous too. I spent all last weekend looking for duvet covers only to end in frustration! Great inspiration piece :) Hope all is well with you and your fam!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle! Just been exploring your blog and it is fantastic.

AJ said...

fabulous Michelle~ I love the simpler of card styles!!!
just fabulous!! :)

Lori said...

This is so pretty! The bold red and chocolate really pop against all the white space.

Melinda said...

beautiful once again, Kiwi! gotta love those Pottery Barn inspirational pieces. Do you suppose Pottery Barn knows all the fun we have with their catalogs?

Laura said...

OH MY GOSH. i am smitten. I fell in LOVE with that bedding when i saw it in the PB catty. . . .and your card is AWESOME. it's perfection!!! i just got my stamps, and i cannot WAIT to ink up that birdie!