Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #8 - Just Because


I love being able to give things "Just Because". I don't get the chance very often, but when I can, it makes me feel like a million bucks. This is a card that I would have great fun giving to someone. The inside can hold a gift card, money, tickets, just a little something to make some one's day a bit brighter.

Suzanne, our fearless Design Team Leader for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design team, challenges us every week! This week she challenged us to use stamps from our own Susana's, and make them into charms and to use as many embellishments as we could. Well, I packed mine as full as I could without it being gaudy!

I used three of my favorite shoes from Susana's line (remember, she's not only a great store owner, but a talented illustrator in her own right!) and colored them with copics and then highlighted each of them in different Shimmerz, Mint, Pink Poinsettia, and Iced Lavender. The mint shoes I added some Mermaid Stickles for the jewels around the ankle strap. Each of these shoes remind me of shoes my girls work to their proms and homecomings. I miss those days. Well, back to the card, the background paper is from the Dovecraft Galmour Prints collection, the flowers from Bazzill (I highlighted them with my Pink Shimmerz) and added Pink Rhinestones from Kaisercraft to the middle and on the sentiment. Scrapper's Floss adds a bit of dimension to the flowers and I finished it off with some Oyster Bella Baubles in the corners. Oh, and I used a couple of Crystal Petals above a couple of the charms and Jump Rings to dangle the shoe charms from the Scrapper's Floss.



The inside is just a strip of the leftover paper from the front and the pocket is one of my favorite corner shapers. The Border's Reward card was the only gift type card I had at the house, so please forgive me for just showing it off. The only gift card I had is my Harry Potter from the last book and somehow, it just didn't seem to fit!

Make sure you stop over at Follow Your Heart, our Design Team Blog and take a look at the other great cards from my fellow Design Team Sisters! They'll be sure not to disappoint you!

18 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card I love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Danni said...

Fun card! Love all the different elements you used. Great job!

LINDA said...

AWESOME card..Great job!!
Hugs, Linda

Jodi said...

What a pretty choice of colors for your card! I love the shoes and all of your embellishments! =)
Hugs,
Jodi =)

COCO said...

Fun card! Love all the different elements you used.

Anki said...

Fun card Susan. It's also so funny that we all went for shoes - wonder why...hihi.......Kram - Anki

Denise said...

How very adorable. I love what you did with the shoes. They would have to by gym shoes hanging to be up my alley. Another great job. I am so jealous of your talent.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Lovely Susan--love all the embellies you packed onto it too! And fun colors with the shoes--awesome job!

hugz,
Suzanne

Suzanne J Dean said...

Lovely Susan--love all the embellies you packed onto it too! And fun colors with the shoes--awesome job!

hugz,
Suzanne

Adela said...

Love how you made these into little charms!

Andrea said...

This is so cute!!

Christine Riley said...

Too cute, Susan, I love teh colors you chose and those flowers are just gorgeous. Great job! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Debby said...

Cute cute cute. Love the shoes and the bling!

marsha said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love your layout, DP and coloring!

Sally said...

Fabulous girly card.

Susana M said...

Hey Tink
Way to rock the challenge you certainly packed it all in - LOL and in a non cluttered way!!! Love the charms and the dp works great :o)
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Julia Aston said...

What a fun design with the shoes hanging from the ribbons! I see we are both going to the Stamp New England weekend! I'll be happy to meet you there!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Susan!! This is so gorgeous!! I love those shimmery flowers on this!! TFS! ;)