Friday, April 8, 2011

A Different Technique

Ambers Crafts and Stuff has a challenge right now to try a new technique.  I thought I would challenge myself and try to make a card using technique,s or products, that I've never used before- or use them in a different way.
A challenge it was!  I felt completely out of my comfort zone and got a little frustrated at times.  
I usually use my Cricut and make traditional style folded cards.  I usually use colors that I love like pink, green, and black, and I tend to over glitz sometimes because I love the bling!

Today however...............................

I made a shutter fold card that is yellow (I've never attemped a shutter fold, and I very rarely use yellow- except for a background).  All the paper is from the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack.
I used distressed ink and a distressing tool on the square paper (Never tried that before!  Don't even know if I used the ink right!)
I also used the distressed ink to water-color the flower (It started out white).
I used a circle hat pin and free-handed the "hope shape".  I put an EK Success clear round sticker over the word Hope to enhance it.
The stamps are from Pink by Design and the ribbon is from JoAnns (OK- I've used these before!)
And I HAD to use a little bling with the brad in the center of the flower.

I am entering this into a few challenges:

The inspiration challenge-
Ambers Crafts and Stuff #4- Use a different Technique

Creative Cutter Room- Yellow, Ribbon, Circle, Glitter
DYSU #14- Yellow

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Looks great! Nice to go out of your comfort zone! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cutter Room. DT Member Carri

  2. Very, Very nice for stepping out of your comfort zone! It is gorgeous! I love the paper! Thanks for stopping by today to let me know I won at CWC! I was so excited to see that! It made my day this morning! Good Luck with the challenges!

  3. Hi Friend,
    Just wanted to let my linky friends know I decided to give away my two Cricut Cake machines. I will no longer be using them  If you would like a chance to win them head over to my blog. The drawing is in 7 days…Good Luck to those who enter 


  4. Very cute. Love the flower. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  5. This is awesome! Great job with your new techniques! Looks beautiful.

    Thanks for challenging yourself and joining in our fun at Amber's Crafts & Stuff.

    (Crafting Pal)

  6. Hi Julie! Gorgeous card, always nice trying out new things ;-) Glad you joined us this week at DYSU Challenge Blog, thanks so much! Janna

  7. Beautiful card-you would never know it isn't in your comfort zone. Nicely done! TFS in the Creative Cutter Room. Cathie

  8. gorgeous card Julie, your new technique turned out so fine,
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  9. This is very pretty, I would love to see what you did on the inside. The outside is lovely.
    Thanks for the comments you left at my blog.

  10. Gorgeous!

    Thank you for trying out a new technique this week and sharing it with us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


  11. I like all your Bling!!! just stopping by from the Link Up a follower. Hope you'll drop by mine..
    Lisa Lo

  12. Really great card. I found you on the link up party...can't wait to explore your blog.

  13. ....... and the greatest of these is love. I just love your card Nice job on the challenge