Thursday, January 3, 2008


By the time I finished yesterday's sketch challenge on SCS and uploaded my card, it was past midnight and several late nights were catching up with me, so I decided to wait until today to post. The stamps are all from one of the sets demos could pre-order from the new Spring/Summer Collection 2008. It is called Embrace Life. For the top panel, I stamped this flower 3 times in black stazon for the main image and colored it with a blender pen, using ink directly from my ink pads. I backed this piece with a layer of purely pomegranate. The next panel was stamped with the leaf spray in sage shadow ink and the sentiment in purely pomegranate. I backed this with layer of black. The next panel is sage shadow, which I ran through the textile embossing folder in my cuttlebug. I sponged it lightly with sage shadow to bring out the embossing and backed it with handsome hunter. The card base is purely pomegranate. I added two black brads to the sentiment piece. The little green clip is something I found at Office Depot called a Supaclip. The dispenser comes with 8 various colored clips and then you can purchase additional clips in a larger amount. After I put the clip on, I slipped a piece of black gingham ribbon through it and tied a knot. The floral panel is raised on mounting tape.

What did I use? stamps: embrace life (SU)
ink: jet black stazon, purely pomegranate, sage shadow
paper: purely pomegranate, sage shadow, basic black, handsome hunter, very vanilla
other: cuttlebug, textile embossing folder, sponge, black gingham ribbon, black brads, 1/16" punch, supaclip (Office Depot), mounting tape, blender pen

I also made a card for the ways to use it challenge on SCS which was to use flowers on the card. I used the same set again. I stamped the large flower with black stazon 3 times on watercolor paper. Then I created masks from post-it notes and stamped the floral spray a number of times to fill in the background. These images were all colored with watercolor crayons and aqua painter. Layers behind this piece are black, cameo coral, black and apricot appeal. The ribbon is wrapped around all but the apricot layer. Attached to the front are two black pieces. The upper one has two corners rounded with a corner rounder. The flower is cut from two pieces of felt, using a pattern punched with SU's 5 petal flower punch. On top is a prima and a flower brad. The lower sentiment piece is punched with the key tag punch and one end is trimmed off. The sentiment is punched out with the small oval punch.

What did I use? stamps: embrace life, so many sayings (SU)
ink: jet black stazon
paper: apricot appeal, cameo coral, very vanilla, basic black
other: watercolor crayons, aqua painter, felt, 5 petal flower punch, key tag punch, small oval punch, prima, flower brad, corner rounder, black grosgrain ribbon, mounting tape

Thanks for stopping by.


theysaywordscanbleed said...

that's an adorable card

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wow that is a beautiful card up there on the top left....the colors are great!!! And the ways to use it card is FAB!