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Friday, August 27, 2010

CSS Alumni Challenge Time

It's time for our bi-monthy challenge for the Gina K. Designs Center Stage Alumni Design Team.  This time Carolina has given us a limited supplies challenge.  She has asked us to use the following elements:

1 Neutral Cardstock
2 Solid Colors of Cardstock
1 Print Paper/Cardstock
1 Ribbon
3 Buttons
and as many Gina K images as we would like.

You should have arrived at my blog from the uber talented Melanie's blog, if not you can head back to StampTV and start from the beginning.


I am not sure what happened to creating fall cards, but here I am thrusting ahead to Christmas again.  I choose to use the sentiment and script image from the Blessed is the Season stamp set.  The print cardstock was layered to panels of PL Cranberry Tart and PL Ocean Mist.  I edged each one of the panels with some Vintage Photo Distress ink to mute the tones enough to coordinate with the print cardstock.  I used some braided trim in place of ribbon (a little creative license here) and layered it all to an Ivory panel that was embossed with my French Script CB EF. 

I played around for quite awhile with the buttons before coming up with the idea to stack them.  Brilliant, if I say so myself!  No really, the heart button just offered up the perfect spot for the other two buttons. 

Well, I should send you on your way to Melissa's blog.  I am sure she will have something beautiful for you to look at. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

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tlgirl353 said...

Great card, Melissa. Especially love those stacked buttons!

Giovana said...

Love how you mounted the buttons!! and your Christmas card is amazing!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! Love the colors and papers and layered buttons and trim!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful Christmas card Melissa! Love your colors and your design! And love those stacked buttons - I tried stacking two of my buttons but couldn't get it to look right! : )

Sharri said...

Melissa, Beautiful card! I love the design and colors! That ribbon is fabulous too! I had a hard time with the buttons and also ended up stacking a couple.

Cheri said...

Love your card, Melissa. I especially love the CS combo. We must have been on the same wave length....I stacked buttons in one of my cards too.

Theresa Momber said...

What a beautifully detailed card! Great design!

Carolina said...

What a stunning Christmas card Melissa! Love the addition of the stacked buttons, just the perfect touch!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful card! Love your layered buttons.

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous design!!!! The colors are sooo soft and pretty and I love how you used the trim!!! That is one, awesome stacked button, too!!!!

Miesje said...

WOW - so soft and elegant! Perfect colors and ribbon and buttons ...love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fabulous layout and card!

Diana said...

I like the way you used the buttons also.....a great Christmas card. Thanks

joy said...

Oh yeah, I'm loving the button stack and the detailed ribbon you used! Great, great card.

catdidit said...

Awesome Melissa! Love your stack of buttons for the three!

sassyb07 said...

what a great Christmas card!
hugs, Valerie

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Melissa! I love the pretty designer paper and how you stacked those sweet buttons!

Tina Gilliland said...

Melissa... this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!!!

dj1952 said...

Beautiful card. The designer paper is really lovely.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

what a wonderful Christmas card! Just lovely!

Becky said...

wonderful Christmas card, love the layout of this.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

What an elegant, beautiful card! I just love the attention you give to the details.

terrie said...

awesome, awesome card...well done

Jessica said...

Very pretty! This is the stamp set I'd use as it's my only one. (She said as she blushed!) I love all of them. I just can't buy a lot! Darn it! I got this one to include on my christmas cards. TFS

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