Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dancing Lanterns



Happy Saturday, friends! I created a card with three purposes today. First, it's my sweet friend Rebecca's birthday! Happy birthday, Rebecca!! :) Also, I created this card with two challenges in mind. The Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger (Dancing Lanterns) and the Card Positioning Systems Sketch 177. I loved this sketch, and I was inspired by the lanterns (obviously!) and bright colors in the Trigger!
For my card, I started with a vellum cardstock base and adhered a piece of Crookneck Zucchini paper (from the Jillibean Soup Summer Squash Collection) to the inside base of the card. This gave a soft, paper-lantern look to the card! I added on a white panel stamped with the lantern from a past Unity store kit (Have you SEEN the new Unity yet, by the way?!?). The sentiment came from the Papertrey Up, Up, and Away set. Ink colors are True Black and Simply Chartreuse. I punched a Martha Stewart butterfly using the patterned paper. I accented with a few Hot Pink Rhinestones. I just love pink. Makes me happy. :)
Okay, I am really excited about the mat for my white cardstock piece. See the fun bright pink mat? I made that using a couple of edge pieces of Fuchsia Net Ribbon! This stuff is great for cutting and using HOWEVER! I'll post another card this week showing the versatility of this fabulous stuff!
Have a GREAT Saturday! We have a busy day of planning some shopping we will need to do for our upcoming move! We are moving in just a few weeks, and we have lots on the to-do list! ;) It'll get done; I know it!

8 comments:

StampinCathy said...

First I want to say Happy Birthday to your friend! Have a fabulous ME day Rebecca!
I just love your take on combining the challenges. Beautiful card and love the colors.

~amy~ said...

Love your card Mandy!!

JenMarie said...

Oh I LOVE this! I sooooooo love lanterns!!

Kerry said...

Very pretty! Love all the lanterns and that net ribbon!

de said...

G O R G E O U S ! ! !

Love it lady!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow is that cool! LOVE the lanterns and how this fits both the CPS sketch and the Tuesday Trigger.

Michele Gross said...

Love this Mandy! I think its moxie-licious!! What a great take on the challenge :) I love how you made it light and bright! (no pun intended) :)

Cath said...

Hey Mandy! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)