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Monday, April 27, 2015

A Card Challenge First!

Happy Monday! 
I am still amidst dust and drilling and sawing here...
I have a card today that I am sending to 
The Challenge.  It is their 32nd week and my very first time playing!
I have been working on some graduation cards for the Co-Op grocery store and as we are in Austin, home to University of Texas with probably the largest student body campus in the US, you can imagine that some of my cards are made with the burnt orange colour.  I find it quite a masculine colour, but have paired with a deep pink here on this little owl with chalkboard sign. The background is dry embossed with these dotted circle rings and I placed 3/4" pink circles (my polka dots) on the left side to add a little interest.  My owl, manufacturer unknown, was stamped onto linen textured card stock from my stash and coloured with the now discontinued SU alcohol markers. I also used the orange on the chalkboard edges that were originally yellow and then heat embossed a PTI sentiment that I cut "hooray" off of with a pearl embossing powder.  The big YOU die is from SSS and I was lucky enough to win this last Fall.  I placed two teensy black brads for the owls eyes and she is looking up at the "did it"!  I will also be sending over to the Monday challenge over at SSS where the ever popular Anything Goes challenge is, well, going on :)

Hope that you are having a great start to your week!

Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek!
Chriss

14 comments:

  1. Love all the dots and your color choices, Chriss!!! Yay! Love playing cards with your here on The Challenge... well, anywhere, really!
    =] Michele

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  2. What an absolutely charming card! It made me want to graduate from school again so I could get a card like this! I think your dot background is fabulous-- especially how you framed the bright pink dots with the embossed white circles. That owl is adorable and I love how you put the whole thing together. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  3. This is delightful!! So cute and perfect for both the challenge and the occasion!

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  4. Chriss, this is fantastic. I love the idea that you offer handmade cards for the students. How cool. And this card is definitely fun for a gal!

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  5. Chriss....this is one fabulous and fun card! I love all the wonderful polka dots, so creative! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Challenge!

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  6. Love this sweety WHoooWhhhoooo Owls are so cute!!!! LOVE all the dots! Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge!!!!

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  7. This is such a fun card and I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week.

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  8. Dots, dots and more dots! This is super cute, Chriss; the orange and pink make a great color combo! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge!

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  9. What an adorable design Chriss.

    Hugs diane

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  10. What a cute little owl, Chriss ... those eyes are fabulous! I'm swooning over those embossed dots ... oh my, they're just gorgeous! Anita :)

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  11. Those dots add so much yummy texture to your sweet graduation card, Chriss! I love the owl. Happy you joined in! Thank you for playing us at The Challenge!

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  12. Absolutely adorable and fun graduation card! Love the chalkboard sign, so creative and cute! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

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  13. How fun! Love that embossing and the little sign!

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