Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Use It!! and 365 Cards Day #122

YAY! I finally got motivated to complete the "Use It!" challenge this week! I love this challenge blog! Here is this week's run-down:
1. Use something inspired by nature.
(flowers, trees, animals, etc.)
I used this image of the old lady relaxing in the water

2. Use polka dots.
I recieved this AWESOME Cosmo Cricket paper stack from winning a drawing at 365 card. In it was this polka dot paper that made me think of an old swimsuit from the 50s or something so I ended up using it and taking my card down vintage lane.

3. Use your favorite embellishment.
(ribbon, buttons, brads, bling, etc.)
I originally just had buttons on here but I LOVE ribbon and I felt I was missing something. I went back to the card last night and remembered that I have a whole tin of HodgePodge hardware in my cabinet. I grabbed this little ribbon thingy and some very vanilla ribbon and completed the look!

4. Mail your creation to someone special.
You'll make their day!
(Remember, you may need to add extra postage).
I know exactly the person who would appreciate this card! My good friend, Rena, whom I haven't seen in a while.

Just a side note, this is my very first vintage card and I love it! I used reg SU chocolate chip ink and a Mr Clean Magic Eraser to distress my base cardstock and image. Hope you like!

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to use white space. Specifically, use the white space in the center and only embellish the diagonals. Well, I had an idea and it just didn't pan out how I wanted. Something is MISSING from this card, but I don't know what!


rae said...

LOVE your Use It! card Alicia, that Cosmo Cricket paper rocks, love what you did with it!! thanks for playing along with us at Use It! this week!!

~amy~ said...

cutie pie cards Alicia!!! Congrats on the Cosmo Cricket win over on 365 Cards...lucky duck!

Sherry said...

both cards are great and good job on your first vintage card.

willow said...

Both are lovely cards, congrats on your win

Kay Sibley said...

Oh my goodness, how cute!! LOVE the polka dot paper! This card makes me smile!! ;o) ♥♥ Kay