Monday, August 17, 2009


I decided to get my feet wet and play the Midnight Madness sketch challenge #14 today. I got out some Cuttlebug folders, punches, and some White, Navy, and Green Galore cardstock and got busy. I embossed the navy panel with the Cuttlebug leafy branch EF, and lightly swiped it with a white inkpad. I embossed the narrow white panel with a Cuttlebug buttons EF, and layered that on a navy and green galore panel that was punched with the MS doily punch. I adhered a piece of ribbon directly on the button-embossed panel, and layered the sentiment directly on the ribbon, using nesting ovals and a word window punch from SU!. The sentiment was done with an Inkadinkado stamper in Navy ink. I added a few silver beads for interest in the corners and on the sentiment panel. I've had the navy polka dot ribbon in my stash forever but I don't know who made it.
Thanks for taking some time to visit me here today - it's always great to hear from you :)


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, I'm LOOOOOVIN' how you did the ribbon and layered punches with the sentiment...TOTALLY FLIPPIN' COOL! What a stunning card!

Phyllis said...

Very nice colors!! I love those polka dotted ribbons and the border punch together. Great card!! The Midnight Madness Design Team wants to thank you for playing in our challenge this week. We will be looking forward to next week!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team
aka SparklePlenty1000 at SCS

JD said...

Very nice, I like the way that black really POPs off the card...very striking.
I tried for a couple hours last night to make a card...but NOTHING would come together for me...

Deanna said...

This is so classy. I am going to try that technique with my embossing folders. Love it.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your colors and use of the ribbon. Awesome take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Carol, this is beautiful! I love how you made your main image! Very cool! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Not sure if you knew or not, but if you have the McMahon Five Design store logo on your sidebar and your name is chosen this week, you get even more Freebies!

Join us again next week!

MMDT Member

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, this is so cool! I love this and thank you for telling us how you made it! I'm gonna have to try that!! :) Love it! TFS

Carolyn said...

Oh is that gorgeous! I have never thought of that color combo, but I will now. It looks fabulous, and that border punch is my favorite. Wonderful card. Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week. We love having you and hope that you will join us in the fun again next week.

Carolyn, MMSC DT

Priscilla said...

Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch challenges
Just playing catch up and could not forget to leave you a message on this entry. Your card is great and if you have not done so already, please enter my blog candy. Thank you so much for playing and I will be looking for many more from you.

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