Friday, August 24, 2012

PDCC#146 - Happy Birthday with a Splash of Lime

Hello friends!  Yes, that's right, its a birthday card with a splash of LIME ...not a lick of kraft on it!  Today I'm playing along with the color splash challenge at the Play Date Cafe to make a card with Black...White...and a 'Splash' of Lime.

Now I admit, I don't own ANY lime ink, nor do I think I will in the near future.  As great as it looks with black and white, I don't find myself reaching for it when I make cards.  However, I do have lots of lime green patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist" collection, and I'm always happy to use my papers!

I decided to make two clean and simple variations of my card using the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #14 along with their Happy Hexagons Mini Stamp Set and coordinating die.

Version one -- clean and simple, no dry embossing, just added some gems.
 


The second version has a bit more green (the sentiment was stamped with Hero Arts Grass chalk ink) and I added some dry embossing, too.  (I am SO happy I got this embossing folder...Lin knows how long I have admired her work with it!)




I am hoping this card also fits the bill for the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World as I repeated the black hexagon shape (whether or not is is filled with color). 

I HAVE to get my hands on this issue...do you have it yet?

 
 
I hope your day is going well.  My DH is now off for a week and we have big plans for house projects in the days to come...my daughters want to paint their bedroom purple and we have agreed...gulp!  (I really would hate to hear them sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table in about 20 years saying how they "always wanted a purple room but were never allowed to have it."  Hey, its only paint, right?)  Wish us luck!
 
Take care,
Judy

12 comments:

  1. I love that you agreed to paint the girls' room purple! So fun - and what the heck - like you said, it's only paint, and they'll love it!

    Love both your cards, Judy - wonderful idea, using the hexies for your splash of lime!

    P.S. I haven't checked my email in a few days but promise to do so soon . . .hugs! :)

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  2. awesome cards...I love hexies:) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  3. Gorgeous cards Judy! I love the hexagons! I even have those stamps and dies and just haven't used them yet. I also have that magazine and you will LOVE it!! Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

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  4. I had to giggle when I read your comment about your girls wanting a purple bedroom:). As soon as the Sears wishbook came I would make out my Christmas wish list and every year it included a treasure detector! I still bring up the fact that "Santa" never brought me one-LOL! Love both hexie cards-I especially love the texture of the embossed one!

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  5. Two beautiful cards, Judy! I say go for the "purple" and let them express their creativity! It is surely, only paint:)

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  6. super fun cards! love the hexagons...and way to go on the lime!!

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  7. Love the hexagon shapes. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  8. Both lovely cards and a great way to add that splash of lime! All the best with the PC challenge too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  9. Very pretty cards! I like how you showed the difference with the embossing-Very cool! :)

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  10. Hey Judy! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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Thanks for taking the time to comment...I do appreciate it!
Judy