Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Make It Monday Week 1 #1

What a FUN challenge! PTI is now issuing weekly "Make It Monday" challenges via a video on Nichole's blog and You Tube. It is open all week long and there is a prize at the end. This was the first challenge. We were to select similar type sentiments from a variety of sets and group them together. I've looked over a variety of cards (especially now with ANOTHER snow/ice day here in DFW today), and even though there have been several birthday cards... including Nichole's, I'm always needing masculine cards.

So, I pulled out my birthday sentiments... and I have finally accumulated *enough* (lol). Even though these came from only a few sets, there was a lot of variety. To help the black stand out on the Smokey Shadow I embossed the background sentiments. Then, I used soft stone and Matstack 1 and Enchanted Evening ink to soften that but keep it *manly*. Finally, it needed something extra, so I added a blingy rhinestone for the *I* in birthday on the MS the "to you" in Smokey Shadow ink and the EE ribbon behind the mat.

I might have to try this again in a few other color combos!



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Lorraine said...

This is pretty - love the embossing and the EE ribbon behind the mat!

BethieJ said...

Kristin this is LOVELY! Love that pop of the blue ribbon!
Have a GREAT day!

Jen said...

Now that's what I call putting a snow/ice day to good use. This is fabbo! Gosh that blue ribbon just pops on the brown. Great card.

Stephanie said...

Very pretty, Kristin! I think brown and blues are my most favorite color combination! Looks gorgeous!