Monday, January 17, 2011

Random Amusing Challenge #100 blog hop

Happy Monday, everyone!  I have a fun treat for you today...I was so excited and honored when Glenda, my friend and fellow Color Dare Design Team member, invited me to be part of a blog hop celebrating her 100th challenge!  Glenda is so upbeat and always leaves such sweet comments so I was delighted to play along!

Glenda's Random Amusing Challenge #100 is to use RED on your card or project.  Use as much or as little as you like.  Incorporate it by using paper, ink, ribbon, embellishments, whatever you like!  She's even got blog candy but you must play along with the challenge to be eligible to win the blog candy.  If you play along, please leave a comment on Glenda's blog ( and link back to her post from your post.  If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword GRAC100.  You have until midnight Pacific Time on January 23rd to play along and you can play along as many times as you like.  The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on January 24th.  At the bottom of this post, you'll find an fantastic group of talented crafters who are playing along too. 

My card uses a digital edition of SU's Love Impression designer series paper and a fabulous Mojo Monday sketch from a couple weeks ago.

The sketch lent itself to a masculine card, I thought, so I had my husband in mind when making this card. The base is Basic Gray (did you know gray is the new black?!) and features Love Impressions digital DSP and some of our new Glimmer Paper!

The sentiment from Word Play was stamped in Basic Gray onto Whisper White and punched out with the 2.5" Circle punch.  Then I stamped it again in Real Red ink and punched out just the globe with the 3/4" circle punch and popped it up on dimensionals.  I was real tempted to mat it with a scallop circle but opted, instead, for a little paper piercing.  A similar framing effect as the scallops but much more masculine.
I used the sweet heart banner from Valentine Defined on the inside with a Basic Gray sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes

And, here are all the amazing crafters participating in Glenda's blog hop:
Nance Lempinen-Leedy {that's me!}
Thank you so much for stopping by today...I hope you hop along to some of the other blogs and then head over to Glenda's blog to play along!  Congratulations, Glenda, and thank you for inviting me along for the HOP!!

stamps: valentine defined, teeny tiny wishes, word play
ink: basic gray, real red
paper: basic gray, whisper white CS; red glimmer paper; love impression digital DSP
xtras: paper piercing kit; 2.5" and 3/4" circle punches.


Glenda J said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I love it!!!! Thanks so much for playing along.

jenn shurkus said...

what a fun card!!! i love the piercing details.... :)

Anonymous said...

Love your images and paper piecing! The colors pop!

Alli Miles said...

How cute is this card?? Great use of red too.

LeAnne said...

Very cool the use of that sentiment stamp. I just got that set and am still perusing the uses of all of them!

Allison Rankin said...

Super design! Love the image panel and incorporation of DP layers!

Michelle Woerner said...

I love this and great job on the inside!!!

Dawn said...

The inside of your card is so cute! Love those heart lines.

jjcreations said...

Beautiful card, Nance - inside and out. I like the raised globe and ya just gotta love that glimmer paper!

Diane - said...

Nance what a great card. Perfect for a man. REALLY love the inside stamp....... my oh my.... is SAB ever going to get here? lol

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful masculine card! Your talent and creativity never ceases to amaze me!

Bev Gomez said...

Hey Nanc, thanks for your comments on my blog. I usually use the color coach when making my cards and that was a color coach combo. Thanks for stopping. Bev

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the sentiment - and the inside is too stinkin' cute! Fun card!