Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Lotus

It is Wednesday, and that means that there is a new challenge on La-La Land Crafts Blog. This week's challenge is hosted by our super talented Lisa!! Lisa has came up with something that most of found indeed challenging!!!

"I challenge you to make a card without using any designer/decorative paper (including any you stamp on your own). Yep, that's right... only cardstock! But you can dry emboss the cardstock layers and use whatever embellishments you want. It's sort of the old-fashioned way of card-making!"

No designer paper???!!! Only cardstock????!!!! WOW!!!!

I thought it would be super hard, but somehow I had managed ;-) Thank goodness for Cuttlebug embossing folders!!!! I am actually VERY HAPPY with this card!! I think Lotus is just so lovely, she looks so beautiful in these colors!!

This is also one of the cards for my upcoming "Birthdays in La-La Land" card class at Cranberry Hill Mercantile in Sunnyvale, CA. We will make three cards in this class, all with La-La Land Crafts stamps. This class is scheduled for:

Thursday, February 18th, 11 am to 2 pm
Thursday, February 18th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 21st, 12 pm to 3 pm

Please bring your Cuttlebug, foam tape and your favorite adhesive to this class. All other supplies will be provided.

$30, 10 participants max.

Class Kits are available until February 21st, $35 each.

Please call Cranberry Hill Mercantile at 408-736-9151 to sign up for the class and/or purchase your kit/s.

This card measures 6" x 6".

Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Birds and Swirls embossing folders. Martha Steward punch-around-a-page punch. I made the flower with two different flowers, button in the center and the twine bow. The leafs for the flower were cut from the same ribbon that Lotus is sitting on.. Lotus was colored with Copics, cut out and popped onto the card for dimension.

Now, go see what La-La Land Crafts Design team came up for this great "No DP Challenge", here is the link to the blog. Maybe you can play with us this week? There is even a prize for grabs!!



Kathy said...

GOrgeous card Irina!! Love your color combo and your embossing is brilliant!! See we survived the challenge!! haha
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kristine said...

Beautiful card Irina!! I love that border punch and your colors are divine!! Very sweet with the embossed birds in the bg too! *Ü*

Pam S. said...

Awesome creation Irina! Beautiful colors and coloring! You are such an awesome card deisgner! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Cheryl said...

Love, love, love the rich Asian feel of Lotus! Great use of the border punch and gorgeous coloring! Beautu\iful, Irina!