Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Card Concept Challenge - Use an Umbrella

EDITED TO ADD
Sorry folks, for some reason Blogger lost my 'scheduled' post...imagine that!





Wow! Can you believe that we are on Challenge #8 at the Card Concept Challenge? It is so much fun visiting all your blogs! The ideas, the colors, the talent, the designs, the texture....total yummy-ness without any calories!

AND, it's great to see so many of you stepping outside of your comfort zone into new style categories! You guys are all so dang talented and brave!

I will be honest...I struggled a bit with a clean & graphic umbrella image. I do think this Silhouette image works though! Nice clean lines, simple handle, no foof or frills.  I used the edge of my Lil Inker Designs mat to get the stitching lines. Just trimmed each piece to the desired width, snugged the strips up tight and anchored with tape! I really do like the little bit of extra interest that the stitching adds without compromising a clean & graphic look.  The sentiment is generated using my Printmaster program.

Now it's time to scoot on over to CCC, and check out the awesome cards that the DT has created for your viewing pleasure! Then get busy putting your umbrella ideas to paper! Happy crafting everyone!


14 comments:

  1. Very clean. Very graphic. Love this!

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  2. I love the black and white... and the stripes! You made a fantastic card!

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  3. Crisp, delicious and soooo fabulous, Geri ... I love classic black and white ... and this is perfect, especially with the stitched embossing ... stunning, my friend, just stunning! Anita :)

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  4. Oh, I want that umbrella to come live in my house! Love the stripes and the stitching (clever you to figure out yet another purpose for the stitched mats). Gorgeously graphic, or graphically gorgeous - either way, LOVE x LOVE this!! Will be in touch soon....Easter busy-ness!! Hugs~c

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  5. I love the graphic black and white of your card.

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  6. I'm going to take a page out of Darnell's book and call this CAGAS - clean and graphic and SPECTACULAR!!! Oh my, I just love how this turned out!! Those stripes are just FAB. You've done it again, Geri...wow, wow, WOW!!!!

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  7. Two more extraordinary creations with your Silhouette, Geri! You sure are a natural with that machine and together you make flawless works of art!! Both of these cards are just so PERFECT and so CLEAN. I wish you and your sweet family a very Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. I love your CAG style Geri! This is flawless...I love the stitched edges on the strips and the sentiment...so sweet.

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  9. Clever way to jazz up a brolly, Geri! I like the sentiment too.

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  10. Oh my my!! now this is called CAS perfection , love it and the sentiment is awesome :)

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  11. Really sharp card....love that black and white!

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  12. Great card, love the stitching, The monochrome is great. Cx

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  13. Loooove this card! So super creative!

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  14. You and your Silhouette have become best buddies...I just love all your fabulous creations and this umbrella is just stunning!

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