Tuesday, May 11, 2010

365 Cards - Day 73 - Tri-colored

Aloha and Welcome to a wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards! Today's Tri-colored challenge is to use only 3 colors on your card (not including black and white, BUT including the colors on the image!). UGH!!! I guess I've been spoiled by other challenges giving free rein of colors on the image while limiting the other colors, so this one kinda rocked my world!!! So, I got to use the super cute, Happy Graduates, image from Digi Doodle Shop and you can hopefully see that my 3 colors (other than black and white) are red, eggshell (peachy color), and brown. (Shhh...don't tell Pam, but I snuck some pink for the checks under the eggshell color!) Luckily several schools in my area have red and black for their school colors so I can easily give this one away! And after looking high and low for this Cuttlebug Congrats embossing folder, I finally got to use it!! Yeah!! AND it worked perfectly with the sketch challenge from Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge blog!

Here's the inside:
I love using quotes from Dr. Suess's "Oh the places you'll Go!" book for grad cards. My aunts gave me this book for my high school graduation and I LOVED it!! Still take it out every once and awhile to read it again. Tried to make the inside kinda look like the inside of a diploma with the photo corners.

So here's some more challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Crafty Cardmakers - distressing: I did forget to say above that I used core'dination cardstock for the embossed layer and then sanded it some to get the words to show up more
2. Creative Inspirations Challenge  - congratulations
3. Cute Card Thursday - Boyz to Men!
4. Frosted Designs - sand something: see above
5. Jacksonbelle embellishments - CAS card: I though this only was pretty clean and simple :)

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you come up with for today's challenge!!
Aloha,

21 comments:

Irena said...

Wonderful card, lovely colors :)

STAMPING SAM said...

Wish I could be graduating from something to get this card! But, in reality - glad I'm done with school! I love the color combo of black, white with the pop of red. Cute, cute, cute DD!
Have a great day.

Love SAM aka MOM

Hart of Heart's Little Corner said...

Your creation is fabulous. I love how you put it all together.

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your creations again next week.

Harriet

Patti said...

This is awesome! Love the color combo! I did a paper in college about Dr.Suess... very interesting guy!

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely following the sketch great Images and great CB Paper....love your card


Thanks for joining us at DDSB challenge this week..hugs, Monika

CraftyGirl said...

Fabulous card!! Love the way you sanded the paper after embossing it with the cuttlebug!! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Frosted Designs!
Barb :)

Patti J said...

Oh dear, sounds like your momma needs counseling! (wishing she was graduating from something???) lol... Your card is adorable! Love it! I've missed you! Fair warning though...I AM BACK!!!

Judy said...

Fabulous card!! I so love the colors, so bright and pretty. The sentiment is so adorable. Thank you so much for using one of my stamps, and for entering this in the challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs

Karen Howard said...

Love this image and you did a fantastic job on the graduation card!

Carolyn V said...

Love the black, white red combo... and I would not deign to tell Pam about your fudging the blush! However, Gloria will be pleased as punch! :D

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge.

jo said...

So pretty! Love your take on the sketch! Thank you for playing along with us at DDSB! :)

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Rose said...

girl you did a fantastic job with this challenge and what a cute digi you used :)

Amber said...

Adorable Graduation card. The image and your embossing looks wonderful!
DDSB Hugs
Amber

KymKreates said...

What a fantastic take on the sketch!!! It is just lovely. Thanks for sharing and joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
KymKreates

made by fifi said...

fab card - thank you for joining in the MTTC challenge this week x

Nilla said...

Cute image and a fabulous card! Hugs Nilla

annieambriel said...

such a pretty and fun card! :)

Made by Mandy said...

Great distressing on your Cuttlebug folder, I love Coredinations card, it makes it so much easier to sand down.

Thanks for joining us in our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers :)

~amy~ said...

Such a fabbie card Kim...LOVE that quote!!

SmilynStef said...

Love the embossed background with that cute image.