My first challenge card

April 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm 27 comments

I’ve been making an effort to make more cards (as in greater than zero) but it hasn’t been going real well. I decided I’d try a challenge. That was months ago, and I finally found a challenge I thought I could handle. So here it is, my entry for the CAS-ual Fridays CSC48 Opposites Attract Challenge. I chose purple and yellow for the color pair (it had to be opposite on the color wheel). This card also features a great new (to me, anyway) Darice embossing folder, my digistamp created for the EK Tools Real Estate Sign Punch (click here for details and to download), and a die cut to make a mat (shadow in diecutting parlance) for the punch shape. I am making the shadow shape available for download in SVG and .studio formats which you might find handy if you have this punch and a digital diecutter. If CAS-ual Friday has brought you to my blog for the first time, welcome! I hope you’ll poke around and enjoy my somewhat different angle on crafting and perhaps come away with a unique tip or technique you can put to good use.

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  • 1. Myrna  |  April 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Congratulations on your first challenge card. Thank you for the svg. Unfortunately I cannot download it for some reason.

    • 2. Kay  |  April 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      Sorry you can’t get the SVG. I just logged out and checked both links to make sure I could download both the files with no issues. Try again (click the letters SVG) and if it doesn’t work, let me know what happens (error message, etc) and I’ll see if i can track down the problem.

  • 3. Shawna  |  April 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I love it Kay! You did a great job!

  • 4. Laura Davis  |  April 15, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Great work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  • 5. PapaSue  |  April 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Kay, you did yourself proud with this design. Congrats. Off to take a look at the competition.

  • 6. Myrna  |  April 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks for looking. When I click on the svg letters it goes to the download area but it just keeps trying to download but never does. Let me try it in the morning. Sometimes that will work.

  • 7. Michele Gross  |  April 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Beautiful card! I love the embossing! I’m so glad you found us and decided to play along! Look forward to seeing more of you :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Don’t forget to like our facebook page :)

  • 8. Donna  |  April 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Really cute! Wouldn’t have guessed it was your first card! Very nice embossing plate!


  • 9. thefrugalcrafter  |  April 16, 2012 at 5:40 am

    way to go Kay, pretty card and I love the darice filder, I want to try them too since I have been boycotting PC products for a year and folder options are limited:)

  • 10. papercraftnut  |  April 16, 2012 at 7:23 am

    You’re card is beautiful. I love the butterfly emboss. Thanks for the free svg shape!

  • 11. Charlene  |  April 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Love the butterfly embossing! Beautiful color choices. Inspires me to get after it. :-)

  • 12. Myrna  |  April 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I was able to download the shadow this time. When I went to put it in the file with the sign prints that go with it, I found that it was not there so I went to your blog to download the pdf for them and (you guessed it) I cannot download them. Have no idea what is going on.
    But thanks for the shadow.

    • 13. Kay  |  April 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      I appreciate your perseverance, Myrna. Those 2 files use different hosts so I suspect there is something going on with your browser. That PDF goes directly into the Downloads folder for me so you might check there. And/or try again later.

  • 14. ghoulsisters  |  April 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I like the colors you chose for your card. If you are new to card making it is hard to tell. I love that cardmaking is such a practical craft. I enjoy making them and my friends think I really like them because I made something just for them.
    Thank you for sharing the shadow image. I really like your approach to blogging, to me it is like sophisticated crafting.

  • 15. Myrna  |  April 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    OK Kay it finally did what it was supposed to do. Thanks.

  • 16. kraftingkelly  |  April 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    This is beautiful, Kay! I don’t do well using yellow, but I love what you did with it.

  • 17. carole  |  April 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Very pretty

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  • 19. LisaR  |  April 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Beautiful card!!! Lovin your sign downloads and now a shadow for it!!!! Thank you sooo much, these are great.

  • 20. Mothers Day digis to punch « Clever Someday  |  April 18, 2012 at 8:11 am

    […] how these work? See this previous post. Want a cut file to shadow this punch shape (not shown)? See this previous post. ShareTwitterFacebookEmailPrintRedditDiggStumbleUponLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

  • 21. Debbie aka doodlingdebbie  |  April 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you Kay, you made a beautiful card.Also, thank you for your very generous t share such a nice file.

    xxx – Debbie aka doodlingdebbie

  • 22. Tine (Addie24)  |  April 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Kay. Well done on creating your first challenge card! Lovely CAS design too. The shape you chose for your sentiment goes so well with the embossed butterfly design as well. Thanks too for sharing the files with everyone. Here’s to your second challenge card!

  • 23. Paula  |  April 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Beautiful card!

  • 24. granolagirltoo  |  April 19, 2012 at 7:35 am

    That embossing folder is lovely and really makes this gorgeous card POP! So, so pretty.
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

  • 25. CreativeBusyHand  |  April 27, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 11 post on Apr. 27, 2012. Thanks again.

  • 26. Donna Porter  |  May 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I love your images for the real estate sign punch. I tried to download the SVG and I cannot get the image to show on my screen. The download circle just keeps going around. Any suggestions?

    • 27. Kay  |  May 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      I just double checked again that it is working. Be sure you click save and not open. Also try at different times as the server may just be overloaded.


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