Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Caardvarks Kraft Challenge

This week's challenge at the Caardvarks blog was to create a card using Kraft cardstock - I've always loved the contrast of Kraft cardstock with bright colors, so I really wanted to play along!


My card uses Kraft cardstock as the base and decorative papers from Basic Grey's new Marrakech line. I used black cardstock to accent the layers and help pop the bright colors. The greeting stamp is 'Elegant Thank You' from SU. The orange swirls across the bottom are rub-ons from the Marrakech line, and the accent flower is from the matching chipboard stickers. I added a little bling to the flower center from Zva creative and then accented the center square and the rub on with some paper piecing. That's pretty much it! Thanks for stopping in - will have some more to share tomorrow...

6 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Beautiful krafty creation ... the bright colors and the rub-on is the perfect accent.

Stampin' Meg said...

Really pretty!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is gorgeous! I love the way that BG line looks with kraft!

melita said...

that's gorgeous Tamara! love it!

lauren said...

WOW!!! fabulous pairing of that BG line with the kraft...AND...with those subtle but amazing hits of black! (the paper piercing is the *perfect* extra accent, as well...why don't *I* ever think of stuff like that??!) ♥love♥ this!

Katy said...

Hi Tamara, I have been following your blog for about a month now - you put me to shame as I have been neglecting mine! I notice you use kaiser craft pearls on some of your cards. I have started a website this week selling flat back pearls and gems mainly, they are not self adhesive but are fab and soooo cheap, just thought you would be interested. I would be so honoured to sell something to a crafter I so admire. It is katycards.co.uk and there is free p&p to anywhere in the world and no minimum order! Please take a look and let me know what you think! Keep making beautiful cards, love Katy x