Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ready? Set. Go!

Today is the third Wednesday of the month and that means a Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers (Jeanette, Kelly and I) are back with another challenge this month--our 13th month!  We just finished our first year--so look out year #2!

Kelly provided the challenge for May:  It is based on my daughter's recent wedding--"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and A Sixpence in your Shoe!" 

With the season of weddings upon us, I thought this traditional wedding saying would be a fitting challenge to create a card or project!  This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme and the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day are just good luck charms.  Of course, it is a folk tradition in that, for example, something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom.

So this is where your card or project come in!  You may use this saying in any form you like BUT use at least 2 ways to transform this saying into a card.  For example, your card could use a borrowed stamp, one that's old or new ... you can make it in shades of blue .... you get the idea.  It does NOT need to be a wedding card ~ just as long as we see where the (minimum) of 2 things you chose are!
Ready? Set. Go!

I picked out a new stamp set I bought earlier this year, Stampin' Up's Amazing Congratulations.  I have not inked up the set yet--but I have seen many pretty cards.  I paired it with some Stampin' Up DSP for a fun, colorful card.  I used Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay--both shades of blue. The something old is the ribbon that I used on the card--another Stampin' Up product.  

I did follow the Something Old, Something New, Something Blue for my card.  I don' t think I met the something borrowed--but I did "borrow" an idea for this card from SCS.  Does that count?  I think it is a great challenge--don't you?

Here is the inside of my card:

Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card and that you might too!  I am up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in June! I had better get my thinking cap on and come up with a fun challenge!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Amazing Congratulations

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper 

Ink:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay; Catherine Pooler Black Jack

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy 1/2" Seam Binding


MiamiKel said...

Oh no! I completed spaced on this card's due date - ack! But I do LOVE your card!! How amazing - something borrowed, something blue is perfect with this gorgeous congratulations card! I love the bold lettering - and the paper - now I"m off to get my done! You are SO on the ball! ♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

It counts! IT counts! Yes... you used all four elements and created a beautiful card too. Love it!!!