Tuesday, March 11, 2014


So here we are again! This week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop is "dark"!! lol No, silly! I mean Basic Black!

So hello hoppers from Helen's blog! I know it was fun over there! I always have fun there! Hope this is as much fun! Then join the fun at Liz's blog! Another fun girl! Can you tell it was almost 50 degrees F here today!!! lol  I'm a bit giddy! Finally! Just in time for more snow! Ugh! But celebrating today anyway!

So here's this week's challenge:

Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay
 Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Added Piece - Add Metallic - could be glimmer paper, foil sheets or sequin trim

I love the first combo, so here's my card:

Now I decided to go with another challenge this week for inspiration! These colors are cool together, but I needed a jump start this week! 
So I visited over at Sketch Frenzy Friday for the design. Here's their original design:


Now I think this is a close approximation. Remember, these sketches are to get you started. It's a design. You should stay within the design, but creativity counts! 
When you visit the blog you'll see some cool ideas! Be sure to pop over!

I used my new punch from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog! Love this little
 Banner Punch & so glad it will continue into the new Big Catalog!! 

I stamped & embossed all the little banners. I also used the cool 
Decorative Dots Embossing folder on the Basic Black background. Hard to tell in the picture! It's becoming a favorite! Another carry over into the new catalog!!! 

Now here's the thing. The added piece, when I read metallic, I kinda missed the after words! I used the Encore Metallic Silver Ink Pad for the Just for You sentiment! I tried to get it to shine in the light, then tried to edit it a bit so you can really see it, but didn't work so well! It's shiny in person tho! So while I do have some metallic, maybe not enough? Hmm. Oh well!!! I tried!!

Anyway, be sure to check back this week for my entry on the Can You Case It challenge. Hope you visited last week!!!

Happy Stampin'!


  1. WOW!!!! This is a great card. I love everything about it! It is really very stunning. Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketch Frenzy Friday.

  2. Joni, I love this card, and he way you interpreted the sketch! It almost looks opposite! Very cool! You used dots in there, so you should enter this card in the Can You Case It challenge this week since dots is their theme! Great color challenge entry!

  3. What a neat card! I love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at SFF!

  4. I really like how you used all the little banners to create your card, it turned out really great! Thanks for joining us this week over at SFF