Friday, February 15, 2008

Round the School


Here is my card for today's limited supplies challenge over at Split Coast Stampers - to use circle stamps, no designer paper, no cuttlebug, only round punches, and all embellishments have to be a circle. This also fits the CT0208 dirt pile challenge to make a card any size/shape accept the usual 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size. This card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.
I used a fun porthole stamp from Aunt Lynnies Craft Closet for my circle stamp. I punched a circle of soft sky and stamped my school of fish on it. Then I embossed it with clear embossing powder to give the look of water (which unfortunately you can't really see in the picture) and attached it over the porthole window area. I attached silver brads where the stamped screws were around the rim and punched two circles for my sentiment one white and one black. I used Karen Foster Snap Stamps alphabet to create the words. These are neat stamps - the separate letters snap together so you can make the words that you want to for your sentiments. Then I made white dots all around the edges with my gel pen.
My husband just told me I should have used gold brads - he said they would never use silver on a marine window because it would rust - they would use brass....... he said I should have asked him first..... oh well!!
It's tough to make a card with limited supplies - for some reason when I know I can't use something - that's the thing I keep reaching for!!! I'd love to hear what you think of this card - please click comments below.
Paper: White-PapertreyInk, black, soft sky, going grey all SU
Stamps: Porthole - Aunt Lynnies Craft Closet, School of Fish - Rubber Tree Stamps, Alphabet - Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack, Soft Sky - SU
Supplies: Clear embossing powder, embossing pad, hot gun, circle punches, white gel pen, silver brads, silver pen, Prismacolor markers, dimensionals.

7 comments:

Deborah said...

Fabulous card, Julia!! What a fabulous stamp and I love the sentiment that goes with it!! The porhole is such a great idea - very clever - and as for what colour brads you should have used or not used - well, that's men for you!! LOL!!! That would be my dh too!!!! Imagine if they had to try the IC challenge????? Whenever I do it and have the thumbnail print with me on the table my husband gives me a look of disbelief..

Fabulous card!!! At this rate, you are going to be in the DD on SCS in no time! And - I am serious!

hugs - Deborah

Anonymous said...

This is so cool! I love the port hole! How very creative and cool! Stacy Twinshappy scs

Carolyn (snowmanqueen) said...

How cute, what a great idea! Love your port hole!

Anonymous said...

Okay I came to check it out!! This card came out too cool for school!!

Elizabeth

Deb said...

How exciting that you're blogging, love it all so far!! This is really cool, the brads are awesome on the port whole!! How clever!!

~amy~ said...

Wow! How very creative! What a fabulous idea! Glad to have found your blog!

Kathyc said...

This is adorable! (And I don't think real silver rusts!); I wish I had seen this before my kids graduated, LOL!