Jan 29 2008

Twice Challenged

This is a card I did for today’s Color Challenge at SCS — YoYo Yellow (oh my!), Going Gray and Basic Gray. It is also for the Sketch Challenge the girls are running on the Crafty Secrets Member Comany Forum at SCS. The sketch was tall and thin – I like that!!! Here’s my double challenge card:


I have NEVER used YoYo Yellow before — good thing I had a few sheets in a multi pack of paper — LOL!!! And honestly, paired with these grays, it really isn’t too bad!!! Actually, I rather like this card!!! I went down to stamp and pulled together some things left on my tablefrom the last couple day’s projects — the Cotton Scraps by Crafty Secrets were still out, so I chose a flower image with yellow, and my wide black gingham ribbon was out from yesterday’s little 3 cards and box project. I quickly sewed my Cotton Scrap onto a base of Basic Gray cardstock –again, 3 times around in my meandering stitch, added a corsage pin and ribbon and mounted it on a YoYo Yellow frame. That was then mounted on a Basic Gray panel which was corner punched on the bottom with a favorite punch of mine — Ornamental Brackets by Anna Griffin. I put a yellow piece behind so the pretty punched design would show up well. My sentiment is from Card Sentiments by Crafty Secrets, circle punched, then mounted with a Pop Dot onto a Designer Label Punched piece. Wrapped more gingham around this panel, adhered to Going Gray card, and done!!! I do like the color combo and may actually use it again — it has lots of POP, and I like that!!!

This card will fit in a standard business sized envelope. It measures 4″ x 7 3/4″. A standard business sized envelope will hold a card up to 4″ x about 9 1/4″.

  • Stamps: Card Sentiments by Crafty Secrets; Floral background by SU
  • Paper. SU: Basic Gray, Going Gray, YoYo Yellow
  • Ink: Going Gray by SU; Versa Fine Onyx Black
  • Accessories: Cotton Scraps by Crafty Secrets, Ribbon, Distressing Tool, Designer Label Punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8″ Round Punches, Anna Griffin Ornamental Bracket Punch, Sponge, Corsage Pin.

I have many plans for uploads this week — wish me luck finding time — a tutorial on an accordion spine book with inside pockets, some Flourishes pretties, some SU workshop cards, and I’ve been tagged a few times so I’ll try to get to that as well, plus my usual Friday Stamp Simply Challenge!!! Thanks for taking a peek!!! See you soon!!!

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Twice Challenged”

  1. Libby says:

    This is just gorgeous, and that cotton scrap goes perfectly with the color combo!

  2. flossie says:

    This is so pretty, love that color combo, and your image is so elegant.

  3. Barb says:

    Why don’t gals like YoYo Yellow? When I joined SU that was my fav color!!LOL!! This is such a beautiful card. Love the stitching..gonna have to get my lil Janome out and try it now. TFS Barb

  4. Jerri Jimenez says:

    This is gorgeous Sharon, I love the cotton scraps.

  5. Phyllis says:

    Only one question: What is the size of these tall and thin cards? I love your card and would love to make one myself but don’t know the correct measurements. Thanks in advance for your help.


  6. Sheila says:

    What a pretty card. It must be hard to give it away when the time comes but then again, what a lucky person who ends up receiving it. TFS.

  7. Donelda says:

    wow, you pulled this together from what happened to be on your craft table and made it fit 2 challenges??!!! You really are amazing!!! Thanks Sharon 🙂

  8. Nancy says:

    I’ve never used YoYo Yellow before either and have a completely unopened pack that is 2 years old! I also have a brand new Gray that I’ll now use to try this challenge. This combo really speaks to me! I love this card! TFS!

  9. Barb Hendrickson says:

    I absolutely love this card and has been my favorite of this color challenge. Very beautiful!
    barb hendrickson

  10. Pam says:

    WOW – if I could do bigger letters I would but WOW! This is one stunning card!!!!!!!!!

  11. Phyllis Rollins says:

    So beautiful, I really must get a sewing machine! Thanks for warming my sub-zero morning Sharon!

  12. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Love it!!! I have some of the Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps and must find them! I probably only have holiday ones but I’ll have to check. What is the one called that you used–has a nice springy look to it. I tend to stay away from yellow but love your yellow and grey. Looks terrific! Your cards are simply gorgeous!

  13. Joani says:

    Gorgeous! You did an amazing job! This is something that the receiver will cherish for a long time!
    Great work!

  14. I love this! It’s beautiful! TFS 🙂

  15. Chris says:

    This card is GORGEOUS!!!! The gray and yellow together is beautiful!!! You are truly an inspiration!! Thanks!!!!

  16. joyk says:

    Beautiful card Sharon!! Yo Yo Yellow…………hmmmmmmmmmm. Not a color that I on-purpose reach for, but still……..you made it look gorgeous.
    Yayyyyyyyyy!!! I will be watching for that tutorial on the accordian spine book. I LOVE that cute book!

  17. Mary says:

    This is GORGEOUS!! I love the color combo very much & I especially love how you punched the bottom corners with the Anna Griffith punch. Very beautiful.

  18. CarrollAnn says:

    I don’t have any trouble at all using Bold Brights! I just don’t like using the grays! Isn’t that just the opposite of most people? Your card is just beautiful!!! I love the yellow peeking through those punched corners and the checked ribbon! I’m partial to roses, and I just love your card!!!

  19. nancy littrell says:

    Your cotton scrap and gray were perfect for “taming” the Yoyo Yellow! I really “Like” your skinny card too 🙂 TFS

  20. Marilyn says:

    Wow! This card is amazing – you worked wonders with that color combo!!

  21. Rose Ann says:

    Wow…this is so perfect for the color challenge!! Beautiful card!

  22. leslierich says:

    This is probably the prettiest card I’ve ever seen using Yo Yo Yellow! I love those Cotton Scraps. What a beautiful image!

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