Sunday, May 18, 2008

Featured Birthday and Some Simple Panels

I've got 2 cards to share with you today - one for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast and one for Sharon's - Stamp Simply Friday challenge.
This is the card I made for the Featured Stamper Challenge.

You can see the card of Dawnsings that I CASED here

I love the stunning simplicity of her card. The things I did differently on my card: I used more stamps from the Stampin Up Mixed Bouquet stamp set than she used, I changed the color of the card stock and omitted the dots.

I also added a sentiment framed on nestability rectangles. Instead of a sentiment stamp - I used Karen Foster Snap Alphabet Stamps so this qualifies for Friday's limited supplies challenge to use alphabet stamps on your card.

Check out Dawn's Blog - it's quite terrific!

Stamps: Mixed Bouquet: SU, Karen Foster Alphabet Snap Stamps
Paper: PTI White & Berry Sorbet, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: nestability long classic rectangles, cuttlebug, dimensionals
Techniques: dry embossing, nestabilities

The challenge for this card was to make a card using three panels.

You can see Sharon's challenge here.

I used this wonderful designer paper from American Crafts on my card for the panels and I thought it was so beautiful I really didn't need much else for the card! I cut each panel into 3 pieces and layerd it over a black panel onto a white card. I only added the scalloped Happy Birthday from the So Many Scallops Stampin Up set - which I punched out and put up on dimensionals.
This is what I stamped on the inside of the card. I've started stamping some kind of design or flower etc with my inside sentiment - I think it adds just that something extra to the card. These stamps are from Papertray Ink - the sentiment is from Birthday Basics and the design stamp is from Simple Little Things.
A truly 'stamped simply' card!
Well - I'm off to the cemetary to plant the traditional geraniums and marigolds at my parents, grandparents and great aunt's graves. I want to get it done before Memorial Day and before it rains today- it was a gorgeous day here in the 70's but it is just now starting to cloud up!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Today's Quote from Poor Richard's Almanac by Ben Franklin: "Old Boys have their Playthings as well as young Ones; the Difference is only in the Price."
Stamps: So many scallops - SU
Paper: PTI White, SU Basic Black, DP - American Crafts: a la carte
Ink: Lettuce - Adirondack
Accessories: dimensionals, scallop punch: SU


LeAnne said...

Wow, what a bold statement these cards make! I think adding a stamped image on the inside is a great feature!

dpkennedy said...

Both of these cards are fantastic! I love the simple yet bold style of the first card..and the second one jumps right out at you! Gorgeous!

Linsey said...

Oh, I love the card you made for Sharon's challenge! That is stunning with the panels, ohhh, just love it! And your FS card is truly beautiful! You are so talented, what a pleasure to visit you! hugs!

Kim said...

I love the colors on these cards. They are beautiful!