TGIFC Throw-down!

SO my Stampin Friend, Mercedes and her husband are hosting  TGIF Challenges and asked me to be a guest designer for their monthly Throwdown.  It is like the Food Network show, Chopped.  I've never seen the show, but I must say, it was a CHALLENGE!!  I rarely have felt the pressure from designing on limited supplies, but I must say, this one had me challenged!  I've gotta say, while blushing bride and blackberry bliss are great colors, with just white cardstock (and gold) to work with, I felt the pressure!!!  I think those of you who know me, know that Pink is NOT really my color! 🙂  I'm an aqua and orange girl!  BUT, I do think some of my best work comes under pressure, and I hope you like my project!  

Here are the parameters for this challenge:

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plus we can use items "in our pantry":

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Here is my final design submission:


If you've been on my blog or Social Media, you've probably seen that I've been a little over the top for rosettes.  And since there were no embellishments like buttons or ribbon in our Throwdown list, I figured that a spritzed rosette was called for!  

To make the rosette, I couldn't use the Spiral flower die, as that was not on the list so I improvised by using a square of white cardstock.  I rounded the edges off so it was almost circular.  I then cut a free-hand spiral to the center and rolled it up just like the ones from the die.  I adhered it with mono-multi glue, though I think hot glue would have been a bit easier/quicker to set up.

I used my spritzer with alcohol and reinkers to create a blushing bride rosette with a speckling of blackberry bliss spritzed on top.  I used the blackberry spritzer to color the "thanks"

Now as I was about done, I really wanted to add just a little more, so I used some of the smaller cut out pieces from the gold-foil butterfly to add some "bling" around the background of my card.  What do you think?!

Here are a few more that I made before I hit the jackpot with my submission:


4 thoughts on “TGIFC Throw-down!”

  1. The rosettes…we have a love hate relationship. I love looking at them, hate making them! Is that bad of me to admit that?!
    This is gorgeous, just like you.
    Miss you, Lou xo


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