Caardvarks vs Embellish Magazine

Here is something I made for a few challenges.  Caardvarks is doing a week long challenge run sponsored by Studio Calico.  Today is a sketch challenge which I’ve turned on it’s side to make it work for the sentiment I wanted to use.  The colors are inspired by a challenge issued by Embelllish Magazine to use cream, light orange, orange and burgundy in conjunction with polka dots!  I’ve been hoarding this polka dotted paper for a couple of years and thought this was the perfect opportunity to unleash it on a card!  :)  This card also fits in nicely with the Inspiration challenge issued for this month’s Dirty Dozen gallery over at Splitcoastampers.

The stamps are from the newly released September 2009 In-Store only kit from Unity Stamp Company.  This kit you will not find at the Unity store – only from 3rd party retailers.  I got mine from Limelight Papercrafts.  Love this kit!!


Stamps: Everything Extraordinary (September 2009 Store Only Kit) – Unity Stamp Company
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink cream; Stampin’Up! pumpkin pie
Patterned Paper: Scribble Scrabble
Ink: Stampin’Up! pumpkin pie, bravo burgundy, more mustard
Accessories: Papertrey Ink twine; oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders; misc. buttons
Card Size: 4.25″x 5.5″

Color Blocked Birthday

Here is a Clean and Simple card using my very favorite color combo of red and turquoise.  I added some brown and kraft along with a little twine… sound familiar?  LOL  Yes!  This card is for the Embellish Magazine December publication call.  There is still some time left to get your submissions in.  Check it out HERE!


Stamps: Studio Calico (February 2009 kit); Taylored Expressions (Sweet Celebration)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select (white); Papertrey Ink (kraft)
Ink: Stampin’ Up! (real red, tempting turquoise); Memento by Tsukineko (rich cocoa)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink twine