Sunday, November 25, 2007

...Inspiration Challenge #103

**Updated to add a better picture of the card***
This is my submission for today's Inspiration Challenge at SCS. We were supposed to make a card that was inspired by a fish necklace seen HERE. I don't have any fish stamps, so I went a totally different direction. I used the colors as inspiration instead of the fish...what do you think? I'm not really one for bright colors (I tend to lean more towards the neutral, muted colors), so this was indeed a challenge for me. However, I knew what I wanted the card to look like before I ever started making it, but it turned out so much better than I ever anticipated.

I began with an 11" X 4-1/4" card base in Real Red, then layered a 5-1/4" X 4" piece of Whisper White on top of it. Each panel is made from Whisper White cardstock that measures 3" X 3/4", and their mats are 3-1/8" X 7/8". The blue panels are the argyle stamp from the set Looks Like Spring stamped in Brilliant Blue ink, then matted onto blue cardstock. The second panel is made from the Dotted background stamp in Tempting Turquoise ink, then matted onto turquoise cardstock. The center panel is the flourish stamp from the set Season of Joy stamped in Real Red and Only Orange ink, then matted onto orange cardstock. The next to last panel is the On the Spot background stamp in Yoyo Yellow, then mounted onto yellow cardstock.

The panels have an overlay of Acetate that measures 4-7/8" X 3-1/8". I stamped "happy" from Happy Everything in Black Staz-On ink. Once it was dry I attached it over the panels with Blue Bold Brights Brads using my Mat Pack and Paper Piercer for proper placement. I then stamped the "everything" from the same set with the same black ink in the lower right corner to finish it off. It is a clean and crisp card...which is something that I hardly ever do, but it worked out pretty well.

That's it for today, but I will see you all back here tomorrow with a card for the Featured Stamper Challenge...I can't wait! Until then......Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: Happy Everything, Season of Joy, Looks Like Spring, On the Spot, Dotted

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow

Ink: same as paper, Staz-On Black

Accessories: acetate, blue brads, mat pack, paper piercer


Becky - Stampin in the Tulip City said...

I love the panels...what a clever way to use all those stamps. I love your colors too.

Maren said...

What a great card! I love the colors! Great job on the challenge!

nitestamper said...

thsi is a totally cool card with fantastic colors. Great panels !!!

Melie said...

Wonderful colors! Love it!