Thursday, July 28, 2011

Calendar Girls July 2011

Well it is that time  again when our wonderful "Calendar Girls"  take the monthly challenge. Our lovely, talented hostess this month is Michelle...she gave us this fun challenge.

This month is a free for all....any theme! But.....there is a catch.

Our cards can be created using anything BUT a stamped image (sentiments are okay). Here is where you can get creative...examples would be punch art, stickers, embellishments, patterned paper, what ever you chose.

- Michelle (Miss July)

My card for today is made with a Penny Black Sticker mounted on a black background...the paper I used for mounting feels like suede and is so different. I found it at Anchor paper a couple years ago and now wish I had gotten more...(maybe I'll find more the next time I go...lol...wish me luck). I used white shimmer paper for the base of the card...which is mounted on black as well. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder on the shimmer paper (I don't know the name though...sorry), and added little black pearls where the lines cross each other...Under the sticker image I added a line of SU's 1/8" basic black ribbon and of course it is rare that any card I do doesn't include glitter somewhere...this card is no exception...I added stickles to the flower just on the accent lines of the image...I hope I didn't over do it...




















My pictures didn't turn out as well as I would've liked them to but for now these will have to do...sigh...I hope
that between the two pictures you are able to see the glitter...

Thanks for stopping by, if you get a chance, please go check out the other creations our lovely Calendar Girls have for you...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

8 comments:

April said...

Fab-dab-ulous card! I truly wish I could use bling the way you do!!
Perfect card for this great challenge!

Barb said...

Very Pretty--love the bling! let me know when you head to Anchor Paper--I'll drive up and go with you. I love that place and I sad that roomie no longer works in downtown Minneapolis......

:: BlueInks :: said...

Pretty card, Carol. You thought of everything. A sticker even - I am so not a sticker girl and you make them look great! Super card.

~Paola~ said...

holeeeee craft!! this is a sticker card?? WOWZER!!!
I wouldn;t even know how to make one for sure... Carol U are always,ALWAYS full of magical surprises in this craft world of ours...*absolutly GORGEOUS card!*

Terry said...

That's a sticker?? It is soooo pretty! I wouldn't have known what to do with it.

Very pretty card and love the glitter/shimmer/sparkle!!

Hugs to you!!

MiamiKel said...

OH my, you certainly do not disappoint! This is a show stopper, just as fresh and beautiful as can be! I love the big flower as a focal point - gorgeous work, as always! Are you refreshed after vacation? I'm still dragging my hiney! LOL! Blessings!

Lauren'sGlitzyBits said...

Very pretty and very inventive. I love what you have done here. You are always such a treat with your creations I love them.

djones said...

Your card is so pretty!! Love the cuttlebug folder you used and the way you added the bling! Love the flower!!!