Monday, March 8, 2010

Peeps Challenge #3

Over on the Papertrey Peeps blog, Kim issued a challenge to create a feminine card based on her sister's favorite colors-orange.  "So that is the challenge: a feminine card featuring orange zest. Bonus points if you work in Spring Rain, her second favorite color or a tea theme, since tea is one of her favorite things in the world."  No bonus points for a tea theme since I don't have tea stamp.. I know, I know ---you're gasping! . Unlike my English great-grandmother who had her daily afternoon cup of tea, my cup of tea is quite infrequent. Remember, for most Southerners "tea" means sweetened, lemoned, and ICED. 

But I can do Orange Zest and Spring Rain and  some feminine details--how about flowers, buttons, ribbon, a bow, and scallops?

I used the floral image from Baby Button Bits and stamped it along with the sentiment from Birthday Basics in Peacock  pigment ink from Chalkbox since my Spring Rain cube is way too dry. I hate to get ready to stamp and realize the pad is dry and no reinker, but I've been avoiding buying any reinkers since PTI is switching its ink formulation. A couple of Orange Zest buttons and blue embroidery thread finish the flowers.  I used an eyelet scalloped border and scored a line (peeking from underneath the bow) with my Score bug to make the card more dainty.

The Peeps would love for you to play along with us and link up your card here.

19 comments:

  1. Your card turned out beautiful ...... as per usual :)

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  2. Very pretty feminine card! Love orange and blue combos!

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  3. I love how you popped the orange making it the focal point without it overpowering the card.

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  4. Love it!! The scor line and scallop are perfect.

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  5. *Gasp!* This is absolutely gorgeous, Cammie! I love, love, love the clean lines!

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  6. How sweet your card is! CAS. Love it.

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  7. Cammie this card is gorgeous, love it!! :)

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  8. Fabulous take on the challenge! Love the simple design with the pop of orange!

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  9. I'm loving this color combination you all were challenged to use! Your card is beautiful!

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  10. Cammie,
    Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge! This card is beautiful. I think Mamareebs exprssed it very well. You made the orange front and center without it overpowering the card! I also love the scallop detail below the ribbon. Thanks again!

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  11. You succeeded! Great card! I like the subtle use of the orange through the buttons and the blue with the bow.

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  12. Great job! Clean and simple but still very feminine.

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  13. une carte d'une pure élegance, j'adoore, bravo

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  14. Very pretty Cammie! What a great way to combine the colors. Love those buttons!

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  15. Fab card, Cammie! I love how you used the orange as a bold accent colour! I too don't own the tea set *gasp* and I'm a tea addict LOL!
    x

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  16. Goodness gracious this is sweet! Love the softness of the blue and that little pop of color the orange zest adds. Excellent!

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