Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rough Day

This was such a fun card to create! I used techniques I've never tried and it really didn't take that long. I'm on a digi streak playing with all my new Mo Manning images, and this little guy totally cracked me up. I've seen lots of great homemade paper flowers out there and tried to twist it a bit by making buttons for my boy card. This image is so great, because depending on the colors, it could be for a boy or a girl. I had a little trouble with my small piece of glitter cardstock (center button) as it literally fell apart during the crumple stage. I pieced it together and figured it just adds to the 'Rough Day' feeling I was going for. ENJOY! Please stop and check out some of these great challenges. The Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog is looking for a few new Design Team members. It would be such an honor to join that talented crew - come join in the fun!

Sketch Inspiration ~ Whimsical Wednesday #18

Color Inspiration
Our Creative Corner Challenge ~ Blue & Green
Copic Color Challenge #47 ~ B97, YG07, W5

365 Cards Day 320 ~ In Stitches The challenge is to stitch on an image or paper to create texture. I laced up two ribbon borders along the lines of my patterned paper.
One Stop Craft Challenge #63 ~ Fancy Borders or Corners
I don't know if it qualifies as fancy, but the hand sewn ribbon edges and button border were fun and different for me.
Pile it On Challenge #2 ~ Tie it On
The challenge is to use 3 ribbons and include one or more other challenges in your card. I used 3 ribbons on the base of my card and ribbon ties in my buttons
Simon Says Challenge ~ Shabby Chic
I distressed the edge of the mat and photo image and used the crumple method (plus a bit of edge distressing) on the button layers. I thought the ribbon borders gave it an additional shabby chic feel, almost like I had to sew the pieces together to make the card.
A Spoon Full of Sugar #87 ~ Lots of Layering The image is layered over ribbon and a mat, and the buttons are triple layered.

My Creation

Image Detail

Faux Buttons
I punched out 3 sizes of circles with my Creative Memories circle punches. I scrunched and sanded them, until some literally fell apart. I used a tish of glue to layer them up, punched 'button holes' in the centers and tied a ribbon lace. SUPER EASY and fun.

INS AND OUTS ~ Rough Day
Stamps: Sumpin’s Wrong (Mo Manning Digital)
Paper: DCWV (Shimmer, Glitter); My Mind’s Eye; Stampin Up, Neenah Classic White
Ink: Copics (E00; W1, 5; N0; YR00; YG06, 09; B95, 97), White Gel Pen
Accessories: SU Ribbon, Creative Memories Circle Punches
Whimsical Wednesday #18
Copic Color Challenge #47 ~ B97, YG07, W5
Our Creative Corner Challenge ~ Blue & Green
365 Cards Day 320 ~ In Stitches
One Stop Craft Challenge #63 ~ Fancy Borders or Corners
Pile it On Challenge #2 ~ Tie it On
Simon Says Challenge ~ Shabby Chic
Creative Inspirations Challenge #24 ~ Distressing
A Spoon Full of Sugar #87 ~ Lots of Layering


  1. I love this image, you have made a super card!
    Thank you for joining in our challenge at OSCC this week. Hope you join us again soon!

  2. WOW!! I LOVE your creation!! SO much detail in your image!! LOVE the colors too!! Thanks for playing along!! Have an AWESOME day!

    Take care!

  3. Wow this is so adorable, love you colouring and your had made flowers. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week, good luck in the draw.
    Luv Suzi x

  4. This is sooo cute! I love the colors and your coloring is fab. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On! Hugs!!

  5. Super super cute! I ust love that image and you
    colored him perfectly. Those faux buttons are so neat! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  6. This is gorgeous lovely image and i love the flowers too. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  7. Cat, This is awesome! Do you mind if we display it in the store??

  8. What a sweet card, love that image! Thanks for playing along at Pile It On!

  9. Awesome creation!! Love the color combo and cutesy image!! fabulous take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at the Dare! hugs!

  10. He is so cute,beautiful card and great distressing!
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week and goodluck.

  11. Stunning card Cat. Beautiful bold colours and I love the ribbon work. The flowers are brilliant too.
    Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  12. lol this is such a cute image!! love the buttons and your colors :)

  13. just adore this image stunning colur detail too thanks for joinging us at creative inspirations this week love cheryl xx

  14. Unique and beautiful card! and your coloring is fab!
    Thanks for joining us at OSCC. Hugs Itzuvit xx

  15. Those beautiful hues of green and blue bring that image alive! I love the faux buttons too - brilliant touch. You rocked the OCC challenge. So happy you could join in the fun at the OCC this week.

  16. Lovely card :-) very cute imae :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

    Lols x x


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