Friday, May 20, 2016

Money card challenge

Today I am finally getting to post a card I made for three terrific challenges!  Lexi Daly, designer extrodinar! from Papertrey Ink is the hostess for Make It Monday this week.  She has challenged us to create a card using Money in her video HERE.




I was excited to see Lexi's video because her cards were so cute! and immediately went to search out on Google what shape I might create for this challenge.  I was shocked! at how super easy this dress was to create. (Marybeth and I could go to the prom together with our two cards for this week! giggles.  See Marybeth's sweet take on this sketch HERE.)

I started out by making a mask and stenciling some soft and pretty pastel inks over MFT Funky Flowers stencil.  Then I placed my small white frame over that portion of the cardbase.  Next I cut a larger scallop shape from the same set and added a little hint of ink.  Finally I added the Congratulations sentiment which I wanted to look like a belt.... does it look like a belt gone wild? LOL and a tiny little bow at the neckline of my dress.

This card is a graduation card for my granddaughter who will be finishing Homeschool high school  any day. : )  And I have just found out that I will be able to give this card to her in person!! because it turns out I'm getting Katie for my Birthday!! : ) she is flying in to celebrate with us and I am so excited I can't wipe the smile off my face!!



I will be entering this card in the City Crafter Challenge.  Don't you just LOVE this inspiration photo!!



And CASology has one of my new favorite themes.  I really love the stencils I am seeing in Blogland and the pretty touch they add to a card.

Thank you for stopping by friends.  It was hard to get to my computer today because it is so BEAUTIFUL outside today!! I hope you are having a wonderful day too!!

Patti

29 comments:

Linda said...

This is really cute, Patti. Your granddaughter will love it. Have fun with her.

lexi said...

super cute card! i love the soft colors and that dress fold is fun - you could pair it with the shirt & tie for a wedding look too!! thanks so much for playing make it monday!

A splash of color said...

Patti, Your card is too cute.. but I'm most happy about your getting to see Katie.. Happy Birthday indeed. Maybe Marybeth will lend her dress to Katie and you and she can play paperdolls.

Sherrie M. said...

So adorable! Love your multicolored stenciled background. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week.

Joyce said...

This is adorable and clever. Love the idea of you and Marybeth going to prom together! Ha ha. My daughter's prom is tomorrow night, and I wish it were as easy as wrapping her up in a hundred dollar bill! This is seriously a fantastic card, and I love how you made your sentiment into a belt. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Theresa Krout said...

Aha! I am the first to comment! Love your card Patti. I started one and maybe now I will just have to finish it. I love your dress! $100 for a ladies dress is the going price now a days?? heehee I will have to see what I can figure out. I will be back. Thanks for sharing your valuable talent and inspiration with us!

Colleen said...

Oh wow Patti, I love everything about this...your soft stencil background, those awesome scalloped frames and the word die...sponged with some of that soft blue color! Fabulous dress you made too...and HOW wonderful you get to give this to her in person! Yeah for YOU!! Have a wonderful weekend with her!! Heart Hugs!! Colleen

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

What a darling dress and it looks so fine against that soft stenciled background! Such a treat to look forward to seeing your granddaughter for your birthday too! You make this technique look so good~

Marina said...

Beautiful soft stencilling ans an embellishment that's sure to be appreciated!Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

artful-notions said...

The whole card is a lovely work of art! Beautiful soft stenciling, with money folded icing! Love the way the congrats trails like the train of the dress!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all of the money fold cards I am seeing. Your dress design is wonderful and perfect for a young lady. I am not an origami folder myself.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what a fab card, I love your dress! And how nice that she'll be with you on your Birthday, bet that's the best present of all! :)

lainey said...

This is so adorable - your granddaughter is going to love it! The addition of the "belt" and bow are just the touches this dress needed.

Kim Heggins said...

this is one fabulous card Patti...love that amazing dress!

Lisa said...

I don't know what I'm more excited about...your perfectly executed card or the visit from your granddaughter!! She's going to love this, it's just too cute Patti!! You gave me a giggle with your joke about prom ;)

Ros Crawford said...

What a sweet and lovely card!! It's really wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB this week!

Hannelie said...

Oh Wow!!! This is so cool and so beautiful Patti!
Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Marcia HIll said...

Oh Patti...totally in LOVE with this card!! Your soft stenciled background is just perfect for your gorgeous money dress, and I love that congrats belt too! Perfect card for your granddaughter and so happy you get to see her in person!! :0)

Ardyth said...

How clever! Love the pretty pastel backgrounds and the clever folding! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

TaeEun said...

Wow, this is so pretty and creative, Patti! Love the tiny bow and the belt sentiment on your sweet dress!

~amy~ said...

What a FUN card!

victoria h said...

fab dress and pretty stencilled background- your granddaughter will love it.

A Crafty Person said...

I love this money dress!! Who new there were SO many fun ways to fold money.
The stenciled background is so beautiful.

Helen F. said...

Oh what a super fun idea for folded money, Patti! How great that you get to give this to your granddaughter in person~she will LOVE it :)

Kathy Mc said...

Yay, Patti, for your beautiful money laundered dress and gorgeous background with stencils and frames. How lucky you are to have your granddaughter be with you on your birthday. She will love this sweet card!

Diane Jaquay said...

How CLEVER is this, love love love!!!

Marybeth said...

Congratulations to your granddaughter ! I think your congrats belt is a great idea for a fun and pretty card! Lol ,yes our cards could go to prom....you are too funny and sweet to mention me! A few of my sisters homeschooled their kids too!

cm said...

What a wonderful post, Patti! Your card is fabulou; guaranteed to thrill your soon-to-graduate grand-daughter. Having her visit you as a birthday present...it just doesn't get any better than that, does it! Fun to be had and memories to be made! Although I'm certainly old enough to be a grandma, I don't have children of my own (well, my husband *grin*), but I am Aunty c to my precious niece and nephew, who are 6 and 4. Being Aunty c is my BEST. Job. EVER! Love those two littles to infinity and back; I'm sure you feel the same about your precious grand-daughter...
~carol

Taunya Butler said...

Impressive - love the way you folded that money and the soft background and beautiful blue border just add so much to this!! Beautiful and just so well done!!