Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge #103!

I'm a bit late with all the excitement of today's start to the Stampin' Up! Holiday Extravaganza Sale, but here is my design for today's Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge. This is our third, and you can hope to see a new design every Wednesday!

Unfortunately I am in need of a sympathy card today, so this will go out in the mail right away.

I thoroughly enjoyed this sketch and do plan to use it again. I haven't peeked at my fellow DCBD designers' cards yet so I could do this totally without inspiration. It is always fun to see how we all come up with such different designs based on the same sketch or colors.

Today I used the Wonderful You stamp set, as well as a few retired sets: Wonderful Regards & French Script. The designer paper is Urban Garden (part of one of the bundles for sale today coincidentally), and the cardstock is Baha Breeze, Not Quite Navy & Whisper White.

Other supplies I used are the new wide oval punch, Satin Kiwi Grosgrain, Square Ice Rhinestone brads (aren't they lovely?!?), a sponge and the distressing tool. Also, in the center of the flower as well as around the edges of the white piece I applied a tiny touch of two-way glue with Dazzling Diamonds.

I actually redid this a few times- the main flower image and the greeting. The ribbon was a last minute addition and my DD (who gives her input on everything) isn't so sure about that part. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Thanksgiving weekend and stay safe! I may be MIA for a few days...



  1. very nice Kristen! I love the colors.

  2. I love this and the ribbon was the first thing that caught my eye. this is a great sketch. very nice!

  3. Very Pretty and love howyou added the ribbon.

    Vivian Swain

  4. Very pretty card. I love the brads you used. I have never seen the square ones used. I like them. I too like how you put the ribbon with the saying on it.

  5. Kristin I love your stuff, I follow your blog and you are so talented!

    I nominated you for a blog award on my blog... I hope you accept it. I read your blog regularly and am inspired by your creativity.

  6. I love this card. I so forgot about this saying and I have needed a sympathy saying. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. Love the rhinestone accents, Kristin! Very nice sympathy card!

  8. Wow, beautiful card. I love the color combination you used and the square rhinestone brads.


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