Sunday, June 29, 2008

Double Challenges

I found this way cool blog Our Creative Corner! A member of the blog's design team posts a challenge each Saturday and then the whole team posts THE most amazing samples! I'm talking jaw dropping!

This week's challenge is to use Basic Grey paper. Since I've been rather mojo-less lately, I headed over to SCS to see if one of the sketch challenges would inspire me. Sure 'nuf! This weeks sketch (#182) is also a perfect way to use up scraps!

I used a piece of Scarlet's Letter paper, which is a beautiful collage of patterns and colors. After I measured (took me longer to figure out what size squares to cut to fit on the matte than to make the whole card! lol), cut and adhered the squares to the black matte, I cut a piece of vellum using a scallop square Nestabilities. I used my tracing wheel to make a faux stitched outline for the next layer.

The sentiment layer is cut and embossed using a square Nestabilities die. I masked the edge of the "frame" so that when I stamped the flower it would keep the "frame" clean.

Check out the Our Creative Corner blog next time your mojo goes missing...


PS I am not associated with the blog, I just like to share when I find cool things!


Stamps: Friends Centers (Mona Lisa Moments for CHF), The Art of Life (SU!) Paper: Scarlet's Letter (Basic Grey), Solar White (Neenah), Black (DCWV), Vellum Ink: Lime Pastel chalk ink (Color Box), Palette Noir, Creamy Caramel (SU!) Misc: Nestabilites, tracing wheel


Lana said...

Good to see you stamping HB! I love this card! Love the layout! Love the vellum cut like that! I'm so glad you played with that challenge! Now keep that stamp room clean Missy! LOL!

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LeAnne said...

Wow, I continue to LOVE this sketch, everything I see is wonderful and again, this one is wonderful too! Great use of the BG paper & sentiment!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Wowwwwww, HB!
I LOVE this!!


Dawn Easton said...

Oh this is beautiful! I love how you used the vellum cardstock...I NEED to try for inspiring ME! Also thanks for playing along with us at the OCC~!

chelemom said...

This is lovely!!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

Bevie Pearl said...

I love it when you stamp. This card is so wonderful. I love the sentiment.

Lisbet said...

I´m just surfing around and looking for some new ideas and projcts.
I came across your side and I think it´s great. Thanks for all inspiration.


Taylor VanBruggen said...

So pretty! I love that Basic Grey paper for this layout! You rock, HB!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job, thanks for playing.

Sharon in NE said...

Jaw-dropping is exactly what I did when I saw this card. LOVE IT!