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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Trigger: Not Your Square Granny Squares

I woke up this morning, and the first site that I checked out was Moxie Fab World. I wanted to see if my card was selected as a Trigger Target, and it was! Suh-weet! That's two times now! The recognition definitely boosts my confidence in my card-making skills. :) Check out the other Trigger Targets here.

If you are interested in purchasing that card, I listed it on my Etsy shop recently.

Funny quote from the office: "This room smells girly."- IT guy. Office roommate: "Well, it's better than a stinky locker room."

Cute thing that I saw today: Little girl with pigtails wearing her karate uniform, carrying a French baguette almost as long as she is tall.

Hooray, the new season of NCIS is off to a good start. Hello, Tony DiNozzo and McGee...how I've missed you. Sometimes the reruns just don't cut it.

The Tuesday Trigger challenge over at Moxie Fab World today was an afghan. Hmm, this one WAS a challenging because first of all, the color scheme isn't something that I'm used to, but that's why it's a challenge, right? I decided to create my own quilt-y pattern by using 2 medallion stamps and the Stamping Off technique to create a lighter image. I didn't want the colors to come off too strong because I wanted to the sentiment stamp to stand out more. I debated between a knot and a bow and then settled with a bow with the ends cut in a V shape. The center of the knot needed something so I dug around for a brad set that I hadn't used in a while. I didn't have a paper piercer that would go through the knot so I cut off the prongs with Tim Holtz scissors (wow, like butta, I'm impressed!) and used glue dots to adhere it to the knot. Next, I stamped the sentiment. I added the faux stitching to tie the card back to the quilt theme and the glossy accents in the centers of the medallions because I thought the card needed more dimension. Ta da!
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Burnt Sienna, Olive Pastel, French Blue, Maroon, Yellow Cadmium, Amber Clay. StazOn in Jet Black.
Stamp: Basic Grey- Medallion (medallions), The Paper Company Studio- Greetings (sentiment)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Brad: K&Company- Wild Saffron
Other: Brown Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker, Glossy Accents

7 comments :

Gina said...

Gorgeous card! I think you really represented the afgham theme well without being too obvious.

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Tina! and congrats!

kasia c. said...

Really pretty card! I love that paisley brad. Congrats on being a Trigger Target. :)

onecraftymama said...

I love it! The brad is the perfect touch & draws attention right back to the sentiment. And congrats - a 2-time target! That's awesome :)

Traveling Mama said...

wow! This is beautiful! I love your take on the inspiration!

Cath said...

Hey Tina! What a beautiful approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful.. I love your take on the challenge.. Congrats on winning.

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