Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #48 - Hip Not To Be Square!

Hi, it's Tuesday, and time for another fabulous challenge hosted by Michelle Perkett's DT's.  This week, the theme is to make a shaped card, other than a "rectangle or square".  Of course, you must use one of the gorgeous images created by Michelle Perkett.  You can find lots and lots of Michelle's digital images at her Etsy Store

I made a Scalloped Easel card, using the "Fire Stamp", she is part of the "Four Elements Series".  I guess this is kind of an octagon shape.  I found this shape on my Winter Wonderland cartridge by Cricut.  I just cut out the size I wanted and then traced it onto card stock, and make it into a card.  The Fire stamp is distressed with the Linen distress pad, and then the edges were roughened up with some old scissors.  All the cardstock was distressed with the same ink.

The designer paper is from Martha Stewart, and the brown is the reverse side.  How I got my brown lace, is by using a Martha Stewart Corner punch.  I cut a 5 3/4 inch circle, and then punched around it with the corner punch, only I didn't use the sides to the punch.  I'd seen this done on a few blogs and thought I would give it a try.  I really love it, and it's pretty simple to do.  The brown lace was embossed with the Kassie's Brocade Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug.

I used tissue paper to make the flowers.  I cut 8 layers of tissue paper with the smallest round scalloped Spellbinders die cut.  Then I dabbed on some green for the centers, and then used a burgundy/pink chalke ink, for the rest of the flower, and held it all together with a brown brad. 

It's hard to see in the picture, but all the gems and dew drops were colored with copics, and then heat set.  This way they match the color used on the flowers in the image.  The sentiment is a freebie from Ginger's House, another great place to find some free word art!  I used a Sakura glitter pen, on the hair, the swirls, and the tassels on her clothes.  Here is a close up of the image.

I hope you will join our challenge this week, and don't forget to link it to Michelle Perkett's challenge BLOG, and maybe you will be the lucky winner of one of Michelle's beautiful digital images!  Good Luck!

I am also entering the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #132 Tic Toc (time Inspired).
Glitter Babe - Challenge #14 Embossing.
Paper Sundaes - Challenge #38 Something From Your Stash!
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #79 Layer It On!  Atleast 5 layers or more.
Moving Along With The Times - Challenge #66 Fairies and Fantasy!
Saturday Challenge - Challenge #103 Easel Card.
ABC - E is for Easel.



  1. This is stunning Marilyn!! Fire is gorgeous done in all those beautiful greens. And the tissue flowers are so soft & pretty. Love the lace...I might have to invest in a corner punch now :)
    Hugs xx

  2. beutiful card - love the round easel and all the punched elements
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  3. Fab round easel, must try one of these....love your image & your colourin is fab!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
    Good Luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. WOW this is a stunning easel card, thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoox

  5. Your work is awesome!! Quite beautiful pieces to accompany any memorable moment! Ill be placing a christmas order! Awesome, awesome, awesome! And I thought I was the creative one in the family!

  6. I love he shape of your card Marilyn I never thougt to use my cricut to cut out shapes.. thank u for showing...Beautiful colors


  7. This is gorgeous Marilyn! Beautiful colors and I LOVE your tissue paper flowers!!

  8. this is fab and love the flowers...they aqre amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  9. Fabulous card, love your flowers and colours.
    Thankyou Marilyn for sharing this with us for the fairies and fantasy challenge this week at MAWTT.
    Luv Brenda xxxx

  10. This is gorgeous Marilyn


  11. holy moly marilyn! this is absolutely gorgeous and i just love those flowers!!!

    thank you sooooooooooooo much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge.

    hugs :)

  12. What a beautiful card Marilyn! Love the shape, the beautifully colored image and your flowers are to die for ;)!

  13. Hello Marilyn, such a wonderful easel card. Gorgeous blend of colors and papers. Your brown lace doily is magnificient. Love your beautiful flowers too. All these layers blend so well together, perfect for our challenge.Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular Layer-it-on challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

  14. Very nice card.I like how the colours blended together.

  15. Hi Marilyn
    Beautiful design and colours, superb card the colouring is amazing and the flowers are fabulous, thanks for joining us at SC: 103 Easel card challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

  16. Absolutely stunning embossing Marilyn! Those colours and style work together beautifully :D Thank you for joining us at Glitterbabes Challenge XXX

  17. Beautiful easel card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  18. Marilyn, I love your card. What a beautiful shape and those flowers are going to get a try by me.
    Did you use tissues like handcerchiefs???
    Thanks for joining us at MPS this week!

  19. Hi Marilyn,

    Lovely site you have here :)

    We met this morning at the Scrapbook Star closing sale.



  20. Great shape and fold to this card! Lovely image! Thanks for sharing at Glitterbabes!

  21. OMG, Marilyn! This is incredible!! I cant get over all the details, especially your tissue paper flowers!! Just a gorgeous creation!!



  22. Gorgeous shaped Easel, the colours are lovely and so is the image. You did a great job with those flowers, I love them. Thanks for joining us at ABC this time,
    Donna x

  23. Beautiful card Marilyn - I love the shape and the colours are gorgeous. Those tissue paper flowers are fabulous too
    Thanks for joining us at MPS :-)
    claire xx

  24. This one is gorgeous, Marilyn!! love all the details you added here, the flowers are stunning! Hugs,

  25. Gorgeous card, those flowers are out of this world. :)
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" and hope to see you again!
    hugs Nana

  26. Lovely layout ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!