Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Feelin' Lucky? Busy Beauties Go Green Challenge

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! Are ya feelin' lucky?

Everybody's Irish on St. Patty's Day, including this Bubbly Beauty featured on my card for the Busy Beauties Boutique Go Green Challenge! You have until midnight tonight to link up your card, so why not play along?

I actually designed this to give to my hubby on our anniversary in May, so my real challenge will be to remember where I hid it when the day comes! LOL! Speaking of hiding, I wanted to hide the Bubbly Beauty in a teasing sort of way, so I used the criss-cross fold and added a piece of scallop-punched vellum to the inside of one of the folded panels. Click on the close-up and I you can see the silhouette of the image behind the vellum. Slightly sexy, yes?

I was happy to see that the cute paper from Kaisercraft I bought for the large owl image featured faint scattered hearts and shamrocks in the background and tiny hearts on the flip side. Sweet! The sentiment is freehand on gold vellum and attached to a glittered-up scalloped Nestie, and I added some gold rhinestone bling to the top of the inside scallop for contrast.

To hold the card closed, I altered a small chipboard buckle and threaded some soft gold satin ribbon through it, and there ya go!

Thanks for visiting! Here's to a totally lucky stamptacular day!


Carmen O. said...

OH My GOSH this card is FANTABULOUS!!! I just love the peek-a-boo design with Bathing Beauty peeking out at the top. Loving your belt and buckle closure. So very clever and creative! I'm so glad you joined the first ever Busy Beauties Go Green Challenge!! I love seeing everyone's wonderful creations.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh my, Susan, how cute is this! I love how you did this. Thanks so much for participating in our BB challenge. Well done!

Catherine said...

OMGoodness, chica! Er...I mean...LASSIE! LOL! You are shamROCKing some serious leprechaun mojo on this one! It is GENIUS and sooooooo FAB!!!!! I love the satin ribbon and sparkly buckle, the paper is TDF (I bought a couple weeks ago, but haven't used yet - I need this as inspiration!), and I love the peek-a-boo fold and the vellum! OMGreenies! AMAZING JOB, ya frisky little devil! teehee! And I love that you used Bubbly Beauty! Oh, and the sparkly gold paper & stickles! Everything about this is AWESOME!
Thanks sooooo much for playing along with the GO GREEN Challenge! WOW!

kadie said...

This is AWESOME, Susan!!! Ohmygoodness, I LOVE everything about it, the BBB stamp peeking out, the creative fold, the papers, the ribbon , the colors, the sentiment...the reveal... :)
This is fantabulous! I love it and it's soooo perfect for the Go Green challenge. You Rock! Have a wonderful day..."feeling lucky" too cute!!

Imke said...

Susan this is stunning! Fantastic DP and that the Beauty looks out of the top, super idea. I´m sure your hubby will like it !

Carolyn Bounds said...

Bear with me as I try to pick my jaw up from the floor and keep it where it is supposed to be...I am whirling around in absolute amazement and eye candy overload!!! Everything is absolutely perfect...and I mean EVERYTHING!!! I love the flirty feel of it...I can almost here "Let's Get It On" playing in the background;o) Hahaha! I have a feeling your hubby is gonna LOVE this card..cuz it is speaking volumes, my friend;o) wink...wink..;o) All I can say are a genius!!! You thought of every decorative detail when you created this beauty!!! I have an anniversary coming up in July...and just may have to snag this idea...I think this will be the kind of card hubby would completely appreciate;o) Thank you for all the inspiration and for playing along with us in the Busy Beauties "Go Green" Challenge!!! You ROCK!!!!

Love ya!!!

Lorie said...

WOW! Susan, you've rocked da lucky house with this one!! Your hubby is gonna LOVE this, so just tell me where you're puttin' this, and I'll remind you! This is so seriously awesome!!

Love ya,

Deb Neerman said...

This is sooooo cool! Love it!! And more importantly, so will your DH! Fabulousness!!

Grace said...

Very ingeneous card. Love the way you hid the bubbly beauty behind the vellum. Hope your hubby enjoys the card on your anniversary and that you will remember where you put it.

Heather said...

This is AMAZING!!!!! I LOVE the papers, card style and of course Bathing Beauty! That belt is TDF!!! I had a sick little fellow at home and was dying to comment yesterday, but now I can CONGRATULATE you on your win! I am sure your hubby will love it! We are celebrating our 12th anniv in May ourselves :)

Have a happy one and Congratulations again! :o) So happy you played along.

karen said...

You know how funny cards are my fave! What a great card!!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

What a great flirty card! I love the vellum peek. It look like the Beauty is peeking from behind a frosted shower window. Hmmm...maybe you should tell one of the sisters where you hid know...just in case. LOL.