Monday, August 17, 2009

Splitcoast Challenge 241

Splitcoast Stampers challenge 241 provided the following template to stampers to make their version of the card. Here is the template:

and here is the card that I created based on this template:

I immediately gravitated to this stamp set, as this layout allows me to showcase the stamp from and center. The layout also allows me to use DSP, but not cover it up with the additional layters on the card. The card ended up being simple, but earthly colors - my favorite kind of card.

The base for the card was Sahara Sand Cardstock, and the background DSP was Chocolate Chip. I used a couple of the prints from the 'To The Nines' specialty DSP. I chose the Always Artichoke based DSP prints to best match with the stamped image.

The stamped image is from the Font of You stamp set (currently on the dormant list), and I used Chocolate Chip for the vase, and Always Artichoke for the flowers. The paper edges of the image are distressed and then inked with Always Artichoke ink. You can use the Stampin' Up! distressing tool, or your fingernail by running it along the edge of each side of the paper. I topped the card off with eyelets in all 4 corners and Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon.

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I recently moved to Arizona a couple months ago, and am very happily settling into a new career. I was introduced to stamping over 10 years ago. I've always been into crafts, and picked back up with stamping a couple years ago. I love that I finally have the time to dedicate to my crafts, and that I'm able to share my ideas with everyone. I've seen myself grow in my creativity over the past couple years, and to those who say that they are not creative - don't believe it. Anyone can do this, and creativity doesn't happen overnight, it evolves as you learn more and more about the art of stamping. My husband is incredibly supportive as I put more time into my stamp designs and my scrapbooking.