November 14, 2009

JUGS 7 - Technique Challenge

Hi friends!

I'm the host this week over at the "Just Us Girls" challenge blog.  Hope you'll stop by and play along!

This week's challenge is dry embossing, with a twist to make a birthday card, as today is my team member Dana's birthday!  Dana was under the (false) impression that today's challenge was with a twist of thanks, so that we could keep our birthday wishes a secret!

Happy Birthday Dana!!!

I made my card fairly simple, using the number block embossing folder, and a fun looking sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Mod Squad set.

Pink and Orange are such a happy color combo to me, and thought it would be good for a card for Dana.  I even colored in the polka dots on my ribbon (a la Lauren Meader) to make it all matchy matchy :).

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the challenge...I want to give that double embossing technique a try (Pam's example with it is great!)

Be sure to stop by the rest of the Girls' blogs to see what they've been up to - and MAKE SURE you go to Dana's blog and give her some birthday love!

Thanks for stopping by -- hope your Saturday is GREAT!


Rebecca said...

great color combo! That orange/pink is cheery and matches your blog background :-) ! I am going to try to play along with this challenge!

Stampin' Pam said...

Tracey this is fun and fresh and happy! I'm sure it will make Dana smile - I ALMOST used the CB number embosser. Thanks for a FUN challenge - we should get LOTS of entries this week!

Maria Levine said...

Nice job! I do like that color combo it is so fun and vibrant!! Great job Tracey!

Kristin Bueter said...

Ahh, girl! This is a PERFECT card for Dana! She loves vibrant colors like this and I love that you made the ribbon all "matchy matchy" ;] So fresh and fun!!

Great challenge this week and easy one for people to play along with! Thanks for hosting girly!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Tracey! You crafty little hostess! You gals got me for sure! I love it. WHat a wodnerful surprise to wake up to.

Your card is a wonderful squeeze of summer into my fall birthday day. I LOVE the combo of bright pink and orange, love it! And the coloring of the dot ribbon is a great tip. I have to remember that. Well, my sweet friend, thank you so much for my birthday surprise. I am so grateful for my JUGs friends.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I too love the color combo Tracey! So bright & cheerful! Thanks for the awesome challenge this week! :)

Archana said...

Thank you Tracey for leaving nice and detail comment on my blog. I really appreciate it.
Thanks again!
You used my favorite color combination which is orange and pink. Love your card!

- Archana

Andrea M said...

Tracy - I really love your color combination for this card! The pink, orange and white is so crisp and fresh :) I'll definitely have to use it. What a lovely card - thanks for the inspiration :)

my5bratz said...

this looks fab...I love pink and orange together too :)

Davi said...

Tracy, thnaks for stopping by and your kind comments. I also love you card. the embossing on the white combined with the pink and orange is so striking. :)