Thursday, July 17, 2008

July Cyberstamp

Last night we had our monthly cyberstamp over on Alisa's forum. I always enjoy these nights because Alisa always manages to come up with 3 challenges that are....well, challenging. Last night was no exception. The first challenge was particularly difficult for me....
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You are to create a Card or Layout using only the following
1 Stamp Set
2 Colours 1 Neutral Colour
1 Embellishment (type of embellishment, i.e. Ribbon, Hardware etc) you see what the problem was....ONE EMBELLISHMENT!!!! I complained, but to no avail. So I had to really think about this... in the end this is the card that I came up with:
It uses the new mini catty stamp set A Beautiful Thing....which I have had for a WEEK and not inked up yet...darn real life for interfering with my play time! I also used the matching wheel to make the 'patterned paper' at the back. Now, according to some people {i.e. Madonna!} this was cheating because it's two stamps...but if it's a co-ordinating wheel then it belongs in the set...RIGHT?? Anyway, I used Perfect Plum ink and wheeled it over the Pale plum CS and mounted it onto the Perfect Plum. The sentiment and rows of flowers were stamped in Perfect Plum onto the White and mounted onto Pale Plum and then onto Perfect Plum. There's some paper piercing on the top and bottom of that Pale Plum layer if you look closely.

The 2 step flower was stamped in Pale Plum with the co-ordinating image over the top in Perfect Plum, then cut out and layered onto a Perfect Plum scallop circle which I re-inserted into the punch to give it that cute little edge and then onto a White scallop. For my ONE embellishment I choose a purple rhinestone brad for the centre of the flower.

I was really happy with the end result, and as usual my poor photography skills do not do this card justice! That wheel is particularly nice and I am thinking of making a whole heap of patterned papers with it in different might even replace So Swirly as my favourite!!

I am still working on the other two is easy, to use versamark and I'm trying out some emboss resist techniques...the other challenge it to make a Dahlia with that fiddly little teabag fold technique...let me tell you my Dahlia is a bit wonky looking....but I hope to finish them off tonight....well, that is the plan, but who knows?

Hope you are having a great day



Nikki Bond said...

I LOVE it! Those purples are soooo pretty and I think one embellishment is all this card really needs! Great job with the challenge! {SMILES}

Kristy said...

Oh you are just so clever! Love all your cards.


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