Saturday, August 20, 2016

Have a Colorful Day!


The Penny Black Saturday challenge for August is to use your favorite technique. I have many favorites, but one of them I use often is to use my leftover strips of dsp and cardstock to create herringbone backgrounds. Here I created one of those backgrounds and embossed it with a chevron embossing folder to make it pop. The PB image was colored with Copics and die-cut with a GinaMarie stitched square. The herringbone panel and dark purple card base were die cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn and I added a couple punched stars for accents. I used the square stitched die to add the stitches to the sentiment panel by cutting one edge at a time.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Carol

15 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Carol... Love the image...
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love it! My question is.... do you cut the striped panel first and then emboss it or the other way around? I was afraid it would squish the stitched edge.

*Vicki* said...

This is so adorable Carol!! I just love it and the colorful design with your herringbone stripes!! Great idea to use for the technique for sure!! So fun! TFS and have a great weekend! HUGS :)

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, such a fun image and lovely bright colours.
Pauline
x

Stampsnob. said...

I love how colorful this card is and the stitching is fabulous Lis

Sue from Oregon said...

These strips add such a cool effect Carol! Love this 'happy' birthday card! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge too!

♥ Sue Kment

scrAPpamondo said...

How accurate is your herringbone panel! I admire very much your precision and always love your embossed patchwork backgrounds! The fat cat is so cute and beautifully coloured! Love the banner with the stars, too!
Hugs!

Liz said...

Lovely card. I love how you've created the background. The image is pretty cute too! xx

aussie aNNie said...

From the doggie to the cat I just love your cards.xxx {aNNie}

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a colourful and happy card. Love it
Faith
x

Donna Hanley said...

Cute, Colorful and fun. The background came out great and you did a tremendous job with the making of that sentiment panel. Hope your day is colorful today also.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Made me smile :)

scrappymo! said...

Great design, great use of snippets, combined with a faabulous sentiment makes for a wonderful card.

Wendy said...

Oh how pretty! Love this herringbone background and adorable Penny Black cat image! So colorful, Carol! TFS & have a great day! :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A colorful day indeed! This is fun. That kitty has a great balloon with the stripy colors, better than a plain one!