Monday, September 29, 2008

SBS 22 September Blog Hop Challenge Card

Here's my entry for the first-ever SBS22 Blog Hop Challenge. It was fun to create, but did prove to be a bit of a challenge for me because I realized AFTER I had my squares all stamped, embossed & run through the Wizard that it would not fit on a 6" square card and still allow any of my colorful background paper to show! Necessity being the Mother of Invention (not to mention lack of time or the inclination to start over), I took creative license and made it 6 1/4" square! Yep, I cheated on my first-ever challenge!!! ;-} Since I had a couple of cardstocks larger than 12" square to cut a larger base AND a 6 1/2" black envelope to mail it in, I decided to just go with it! Rules were meant to be "bent" anyway - right?!!! LOL!!!
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Vellum (card base); SEI's Eerie Alley Nightmare Square DP; SU's cardstock (squares)
Stamps: Making Memories Spellbound Clear Acrylic
Ink: ColorBox's Raven Black; Tsukineko's Moonlight White Brilliance
Tools: Wizard Diecutting Machine & Square Nesties
Embelllishments: Clear & White Embossing Powders

13 comments:

debby4000 said...

Fabulous halloween card, as for sizes, I'm sure you're forgiven.

spikescreativeside said...

Hi Marge!
Fab card! I totally agree with having to enlarge the card to show the matching BT paper it looks great! Thanks for participating in the first SBS 22 Challenge!

And also thanks so much for continually popping by! I've been a little more absent than I'd hoped!

Cheers!

~Spike

PS. I've approved your comments on wordpress, apparently it sends things to the "spam" queue when there's a url attached! I'm learning everyday! LOL

Glee said...

This card, Marge, is so bright, so festive and so very cute! You are so creative, my Friend, and I adore your work. I especially love how you dealt with a problem...."just make a bigger card!" You are so clever!

Cindy Vernon said...

Great card for the challenge!

Tina C said...

OMG love your challenge card - didn't get a chance to participate this time around but for sure next month. You always do lovely things...I think the set of the 2 girls is from amuse stamps - they have such cute sets.

Thanks for stopping by my blog - it is always a treat to hear from you. Have a great week.

Kathy said...

This card is very nice. I've had the same problem with pieces looking better "in my head" than on the card! I usually try to cut down the pieces:O( Great job!

Megan said...

So cute!! AND I'm all about breaking rules!!

Kathy W said...

who would have known??? now to find an envelope to fit it in.

Gwen said...

such a great card Marge! love that it is so non-triditional looking. ...is that the cool DP I talked you into at CKC??? ;)did you like mine??
Oh Ya...I didn't do one :(

Becky said...

Your card is great, can't tell from the pic its larger than 6x6 LOL!! I gave up on the sketch but am going to try again next month, so give yourself a HUGE pat on the back!!

Sarah Elliott said...

lol, too funny, I make mine 5.75" square because my envies are 6". So if I didn't make it smaller, they wouldn't fit.

Kelly said...

Love the card, Marge. Very festive and great stamps. :)

Chrissie said...

Great Card!
Chrissie

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