Friday, March 30, 2007

{ Beautiful Things }

Some images copyright Stampin' Up!

As I found I can't sleep, again.... I decided to check out the SCS challenge for the day. The challenge was to only use and do things from this list:

Flower stamps
Up to 2 backgrounds
Up to 2 colors/kinds of ribbons
Sponging, tearing, distressing
Faux stitching
Paper piercing
Punches – to make tabs only
Ink: soft subtles, rich regals,neutrals (brown is a neutral) – or similar if not SU
Paper: solid color cardstock – soft subtles, rich regals, neutrals

Immediately this card popped into my head. I've had this idea in my head for quite a while, but haven't had or felt the need to try it out. This was the perfect chance. I started at the top right hand side using Stazon ink to stamp the flowers. I masked them off and moved down toward the left hand side. I then cut the top edge out and colored them in by sponging. Once the flowers were done I masked them off and stamped the background. I finished it off with the sentiment and ribbon.

Here is an open view of the card. Enjoy!

Some images copyright Stampin' Up!

Stamps: SU In Full Bloom, French Script, Misc Sentiment
Paper: SU Very Vanilla
Ink: SU Bravo Burgundy, Elegant Eggplant, Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Craft Chocolate Chip, Stazon Jet Black
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon


Fleurkid said...

This is my all time favorite set you did a wonderful job... Can I come over and let you give me a stamp camp and learn this? Ha Ha! It's truly a beautifulcard. I wish i understan you directions a little better...Oh weel going to try it anyway. Just loved it. Such talent!

michelle said...

Incredibly beautiful! Those flowers must have taken a long time to cut out, but it was SO worth it! Thanks for the idea & all the effort to show it to us!

Lisa C. said...

Love the card, didn't even know you had a blog, would you consider adding a notifier (like feed blitz) so I can get e-mail updates on your blog? It helps me remember to check them out.
nmslmomto3 on SCS

foodpartyfun said...

Beautiful...this quote is my very favorite and love what you did with it.


Darlene Gabriel said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Soft and elegant.

Julia Stainton said...

This is absolutely stunnign! love this technique and how you used it it a tall card format! WOW!

lorrietori said...

awesome card! it is beautiful!

ldcamer said...

This is the first time I have been to your blog, and I love it! Your work is amazing, and I will definately be coming back.

Jenn Nahrstadt said...

This card is so beautiful that I can't take my eyes off it! I've admired this zigzag fold card before, but have never been able to find out how to make it. Is there a tutorial on SCS somewhere that I just can't find, or would you be so kind as to elaborate? Thanks so much for incredible inspiration!

Anonymous said...

love love love this card, would you consider a tutorial???pretty please????

Lindsi Dawn said...

tracyg- I will keep that in mind. I'm really busy right now, but I will post something soon. Thanks for the nice comment! Lindsi