Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Hi, friends. I almost didn't stamp today. I spent something like 3-1/2 hours shopping with my son this afternoon. He was buying clothes, but we had a coupon that worked only with the store credit card and he doesn't have one, so that meant I had to go along. Now, for some of you, an afternoon shopping is probably heaven, but I do not like shopping, so I was pretty tired by the time we finished. And I didn't buy anything for myself.

But, anyway, after dinner, when the men headed off to volleyball, I decided to stamp a card for today's Hope challenge on SCS, which was to use twine.

I happen to be one of those people who create as I go. I had absolutely no idea where this card was going. I wanted to use the hemp twine a little differently than normal, which would be just wrapping it around a layer a few times and tying a knot.

So to start, I pulled out a Cornish Heritage Farms background stamp (Pretty Pattern) and stamped it in pacific point on a piece of witch hazel pebble dp. Then I pulled a stamped, colored & cut out butterfly (Gina K) from a zipper bag filled with beginnings (bits & pieces that I've stamped or cut, but not used).

I needed a card base and found that not quite navy was a good match. Then I wanted a flower, so I pulled out Fabulous Flowers (SU) which hasn't seen ink in awhile. I stamped it on the same dp in pacific point four times and then cut out one full flower and parts to layer from the rest. I used dimensional tape between each of the layers. After I put the flower all together, I thought it was a little dull, so I grabbed some twinkling H2O's (mediterranean blue) and painted the petals. I coated the butterfly and the edges of the dp with the paint as well. I finally figured out how to use the twine. I cut some pieces and just laid them under the flower. Nothing special, but it does add some flow to the design.

I stamped the sentiment from the floral set in black stazon and then painted the larger letters. I ended up liking how it turned out.

Thanks for visiting.


Jani said...

Stunning card. I love the shimmer.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh wow! this is just gorgeous!