Sunday, October 10, 2010

10.10.10...


10.10.10. Now that's just neat. And it also happens to be Courtney's Birthday, the creator of Practicing Creativity Designs and one wonderful woman to design for. She's so sweet, so hip and modern and so professional (oh, and an absolutely wonderful designer too!)!

Happy Birthday Courtney, I hope your day is full of fun and adventure.

This card came together with the colors of the Color Throwdown #113 in mind. I am most proud of the altered antique item! I found a four pack of these shiny, gaudy buttons at a local antique outlet and decided that a bit of spray paint and a pearl would do the trick to make it chic and cool. (But ooh, look at the packaging, so retro and fabulous!)

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Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Vanilla Creme) PTI
Patterned Paper: (Mat Stack 5) DCWV
Ink: (Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Sweet Branch Rub-on) Crate Paper, Antique Button, Pearl, Bronze and Brown Spray Paint

39 comments:

  1. Love these colours together, you've made a super card. The distressing with ink and on the button (great job there) are perfect touches.

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  2. Fabulous card, Karen!! I always have a difficult time working with purples, but this is just stunning! Love the way your embellishment turned out too!!

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  3. Stunning card! Such subtle details and that flower is fab.

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  4. This is so gorgeous she is going to love it!!!!

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  5. ooh, what a find Karen! Love how you altered that button and your card is beautiful!

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  6. Hey Karen--love everything about this card!!
    (It's been a while; I've been visiting blogs, but in trying to save time, I haven't been leaving comments. I've loved all of your stuff, including some of the SB layouts you've posted--I'm glad you finally did!!)

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  7. A stunner Karen. Love how you used your scoring too...perfect extra detail!

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  8. fabulous take on the colours. Love your card, simple and just gorgeous!!! :D

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  9. Oh wow. I really like your card...and that flower rocks!

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  10. Karen, what a fabulous yet simple card. I love it and just might have to cardlift it one of these days.

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  11. Look at you using patterned paper! It's simply beautiful! {I'm a purple NUT!!--the walls in my bedroom are purple.} Just regular ol' spray paint? It makes me think twice about my person stash of retro jewelry that I can't seem to part with. :)

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  12. Hi Karen! This is such a breath-taking card! I love how you changed the embellishment (completely!!) and made it just the perfect touch!!!!

    I think it's really cool, too, that today is 10-10-10. I need to do something special to remember the day - or maybe 10 special things!!!

    Hugs!

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  13. Wowza, what a gorgeous card!

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  14. Fantastic card Karen! I love what you did with this color combo! Just fabulous!

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  15. Thanks Karen, I'm so honored! Seriously I so appreciate it!

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  16. Wow This is amazingly beautiful and so creative of you!
    Absolutely LOVE it!!

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  17. what a wonderful re-do on the button, karen! love the distress inking and scoring. it all makes for such a pretty card!

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  18. Love this card, and your button is so cool!

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  19. OH my this is fabulous. Genius on your antique store find... I probably would've just kept walking :)

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  20. That is neat, as well as your card and your antique store find! How divine!

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  21. genius...love what you did to the button! such a gorgeous card!

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  22. Lovely! Your button is amazing! You should be proud of it, its gorgeous!

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  23. Gorgeous card, Karen!
    You did such a stunning job with that color combo!

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  24. this is a gorgeous card!! and that altered jewelry is fab! I think my grandma had that jewelry.... :)

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  25. Tremendous!! LOVE the altered antique item!! The color combo and design are gorgeous and the altered flower adds such special touch!! Another inspiring post, Karen!

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  26. Classy and elegant Karen! Love your altered button! It just adds that little bit of drama to the card! :)

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  27. What a beautiful card! lot of refinement and elegance!
    I love it.

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  28. Gorgeous card....like this pearl pin too!

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  29. Gorgeous card, Karen! And I absolutely LOVE how you altered the button!!!!

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  30. Oooooooh! this is gorgeous! The embossed stripes and that altered button, just awesome. :)

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  31. Lovely card! Really pretty embellishment! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

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  32. Your card is totally gorgeous and the altered jewel is a great focal point!

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  33. This is SO pretty Karen! The purple paper is gorgeous, and the jewel adorns the card perfectly! Simple and elegant!

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  34. You did fabulous with putting together these colors! Just beautiful! AND I LOVE what you did with that button! Wow! I never would've known!

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  35. so pretty. such a fabulous design. love this, Karen!

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