Thursday, January 14, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge With Stripes

Hello and happy Friday to you all! Hard to believe, but it's time for another Embellish Color Challenge. YEAH!!! Here is the challenge... Are you up for it?! This time the challenge is sponsored by Clear & Simple Stamps (CSS). They've got quite the assortment of stamps, your sure to find what you are looking for. I chose to work with Believe in Word II, it's really such a beautiful set. For the focal point I stamped the bird into a punched cream circle, and tucked it under a button that I used to tie the ends of the ribbon together. Embellished with more buttons and hand cut flowers.
I do hope you will give this fun challenge a try, I would love to see what you come up with. In case you didn't know already, there is a huge Clear & Simple prize package up for grabs too!

By the way, I am amazed by how many cards were submitted in the last Embellish Magazine Challenge. I am still working my way through all of them, but you guys have blown me away with your creativity! Makes me even more excited to see what you create this time around!

Thanks for popping in today! Hope you have a great weekend!


  • Stamps: Believe in Words II (CSS) & Background Basics: Retro (PTI Stripes)
  • Ink: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, SU Perfect Plum & Versamark
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream & SU Perfect Plum
  • Accessories: Dark Chocolate Vintage Buttons, Twine, Plum Pudding Twill Ribbon, Marvy Uchida Circle Punch, Fiskers Upper Crest Border Punch & Corner Rounder

Card Measures: 5 1/2" X 3 1/2"


  1. This is so pretty! Love the offset image and all the little details that just pop. :)

  2. This is gorgeous, Maille. I've never tried this color combo, so I will have to join the challenge!

  3. This is lovely! I love the striped kraft. The purple goes really well with it.

  4. Beautiful! Love the neutral stripes. And that colour combo is awesome!! I may try and find the time to do it myself. Congrats on becoming part of the Embellish design team.

  5. Just gorgeous!!! Love the colors on your card and how you used them! The bird is adorable!!!

  6. gorgeous card, maile! been so long since I've had time to sit and drool over your cards, congrats on the embellish team, that's sooooo cool for you!! just the beginning, I bet! you have so much talent!!

  7. what a fabulous color combination!! LOVE your design! so beautiful and elegant! love it!!

  8. Maile, what a fun fun card! I luv the white lines as a background! the colors are gorgeous, will see if I can play this challenge :D school started already and it gunna be busy :D I def have those colors in my stash :D

    Clouds :D

  9. Really beautiful card , love the buttons.