Monday, July 21, 2014

Curtain Call: A Reminder of Great Prizes

I wanted to get another card in to remind you of the great prizes available for the first anniversary challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  There are fifteen prizes available!!  The challenge is open until the 25th at 8 a.m. CDT and winners will be announced on July 31st.


My second card looks quite a bit like my first card for this challenge - you can tell that I was inspired by the "squares" and the colors.

Congrats

I love the look of fading colors with stencils.  I was thrilled when I saw this checkerboard stencil in my collection.  Then I was noticing the swirly word dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps and thought the curves and swirls would be a nice counterpoint to the squares on the checkerboard. I actually ordered this word die (and four other words) a few weeks ago just for this challenge!  This didn't start out as a baby card; rather I wanted to congratulate Curtain Call on their first year.  When I realized that it just had to be a baby card, I added three tiny buttons and the border stitching.

Be sure to check out this challenge.  It's not often that a challenge offers fifteen prizes!  Then be sure to continue to play along.  As part of the design team, I've seen the upcoming sponsors and you definitely want to be playing along!
  • Stamps: none
  • Paper: white, My Favorite Things Bubblegum
  • Ink: Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac
  • Accessories: Clearly Besotted Congrats die, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, My Favorite Things buttons in Grapesicle, Bubblegum and Sno Cone


19 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Kim. Love the colors and the simple die-cut word. Great design.

Barbara said...

Thud. I {heart} this so much, Kim! Totally gonna CASE this, so consider yourself warned, LOL!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!

cm said...

Wow...I'm aswoon with how beautiful your card is, with the pastel stenciling and the lovely, swirly word die. Grogeous....
~c

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful Baby card Kim - love the soft pastel colours and the toning buttons - this would fit into our "Celebrate" challenge at ATCAS!
Sylvia xx

Geri said...

Wow, this is pretty, Kim! LOVE that 'congrats'!!!

Lindsey said...

Love this, Kim. Love how you inked up the stencils. Somehow the background you created makes the buttons look like they are floating up off the card...awesome.

Lisa said...

LOVE it Kim!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous!!

Deepti said...

So pretty, love the faded shading and the buttons look as if they are floating !

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty! I have a checkerboard stencil and I would never have thought to do this...You always give me so much inspiration. I feel a "case" coming on...smile.

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous.. love the fading of the color.. totally love

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love it!

kristie sessions said...

Kim- this is Amazing! I love all the simple details that make this card shine. Love the colors and soft ink sponging. Think it hits the inspiration photo perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Shona Chambers said...

This is so pretty and love the curly word with the stencil. The colours look so beautiful blending together. I've only used my stencil once, its a bit scary to me but maybe if I practice enough it will look half as good as yours!!

Kara said...

love the softness of this one!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
Fabulous card... Loe the buttons.....and the message
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Tammy Hershberger said...

That die is AWESOME! Sweet card!