Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pat's Saturday Night Challenge # 22

Since I have been honored as August Guest Designer for Scrapbook Cafe, I will be presenting Saturday Night Challenge # 22. And don't worry, I am not trying to fill Pat's, (AKA Carol Davall) shoes on this.

The challenge this week is to make a card using a store bought greeting card that you have received. This will be your inspiration for a card.

Here we go,

You will need;
An old store bought greeting card
Card Stock
Some of you will choose to use stamps, embellishments, ribbons, etc.
You will first need to go through your old greeting cards that you have kept, because you thought "that's pretty, I may copy that someday". I chose this birthday card that a dear friend gave me for my birthday this year. It is a Hallmark card. It is from Marjolein Bastin's Nature's Sketchbook Collection.

I had photographed a picture of my daylilys last year to make a special friend a card. She had shared some of her beautiful lilys with me. After seeing what Bastin had done with her tulips, I decided to use the same technique with my photo card. On the Hallmark card the front tulip was embossed to make it stand out from the others. I decided to print another copy of my original photo, and cut one of the day lilys out and bring it to the front. I used some 3D dots to give it dimension so it would stand out from the other lilys. I also extended it passed the other two layers, cutting it off at the edge of the card.
Now isn't this one of the easiest challenges you have had in awhile. I can't wait to see all the differences in what we chose as our inspiration card. Thank you Pat, and Angela at the Scrapbook Cafe, for allowing me to do this.

8 comments:

Pat said...

Good challenge! I can't wait to see what everyone does with this.

Robyn said...

I LOVE your challenge! It is so clever and creative! I can't wait to get started on my card!

Jen D. said...

Oh WOW, that card is beautiful. Love how the cut out lily spills off the card. What a great challenge, now I must find some inspiration....

Sarah said...

Oh, that's gorgeous! I'll have to see what I can find ... I'm not to good about keeping cards, but I think we still have the wedding ones...

Anonymous said...

whata beautyful card, you have really outdone yourself and really laid down a challenge. It will be great to see what comes from this,*

karen c. said...

I like the 3-D effect on the flower...it make is unique.

Corina said...

oh, wow! Your card is so brilliant and beautiful! I love those colors together! Thanks for the Challenge!!

NoraAnne said...

Hi Shelia,
Thanks for the comment you left on my card for the challenge!
I may not know you but I certainly recognize your name from all of the Sat. night challenges! Even though I don't always play, I usually always check in! Thanks for the great challenge, it was fun!