Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cottage Wall for Three

My card today is for three different challenges. I'm trying to use up the retired dsp I've accumulated (yeah, like THAT'S going to happen any time soon!) and this has been a long-time favorite of mine called Cottage Wall from SU!. I paired it with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive cardstock and used 2 different striped patterns for the OWH Stars and Stamps mid-week throwdown challenge to use "stripes." I followed the Retro Sketch Challenge #56, and I'm also going to enter it into the Simon Says Stamp "anything goes" challenge.


Thanks so much for taking a minute from your busy day to stop by and see what I've been doing! Much appreciated! Now go have yourself a wonderful day!

Carol

stamps - SU! Whimsical Words
paper - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, White, Cottage Wall dsp
ink - Rich Razzleberry
accessories - Hearts-a-Flutter Banner Die (SU!), SB circles, scalloped circles, MS button punch, Cheery Lynn mini fanciful flourish, SU scallop trim border die, SU Boho Blossoms Punch, brad, olive twine

21 comments:

Barbara said...

Your card came out great with the inspiration sketch, might have to that a try! Love vine growing up all over the sentiment.

jimlynn said...

Another WOW card! Love those stripes and colors. The button is just so perfect for this card! VERY pretty.
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

Just beautiful Carol. I love the two papers together. You always add just the right amount of embellishments to your cards. The flourish, punch and flower are super nice and that button is perfect. It looks like a real button. Have a great night.

Kristie said...

So pretty! I love the colors you used, such great contrast. And the embellishments go together wonderfully. I haven't tried that sketch yet, but it looks like fun.

Bev E said...

Oh I like like like!

JD said...

Great card for both challenges...like the colors that you used!

Lee Mae said...

Another gorgeous card! Love the flourish die cut with the button.

Linda said...

Awesome card! Great paper mix! Tfs!!!

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card, Carol! I love those dsp's too but always forget about them. I love the flourish on this and that button! Your sentiment is perfect!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful card Carol - LOVE the flourish and the fun button! Thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!

Paula S. said...

Gorgeous card Carol! I love how you've placed the button over the vine die-cut and essentially turned it into a flower by doing that. I also see the Rule of Thirds (this month's Bootcamp lesson) at work in this design but it's not unusual for someone super talented like you to instinctively apply rules of design without even giving it much thought. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is one for the CASE books, Carol. Just ADORE that button!!

Benzi said...

Yep, I have a lot of that retired dsp, too. You've made such a pretty card. The button caught my eye immediately...so pretty!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous card Carol, love your choice of papers and the sentiment is darling. TFS

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Really pretty card. Love the vine die cut with the button! Soft colors, says love!

Joy said...

Beautiful, love the simplicity thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Stacy B said...

Great card Carol. I love that sentiment. Thanks for joining in this week's OWH Midweek Throwdown.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh ya! I love it Carol, the stripes and dots together are cool, then there's all the other fine detail you've added. Great banner with scallops and that cool paper button. Great use of dies and punches too!

Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card-- love the papers and the leaf die and that button are adorable! Love it!

Susan (rainy) said...

Four fabulous guy cards, Carol. And they are for such a great cause!

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty Pretty Miss Carol!! Love your take on the sketch and the Pretty DSP's too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon