Sunday, December 2, 2007

...Featured Stamper Challenge #43 ~ CuttersCallous

This is my submission for today's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. The lucky lady we honor and CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) is RoseAnn.......aka CuttersCallous. She is a phenomenally talented card maker with a clean and crisp design style. I chose THIS CARD of hers to copy, but changed several elements to make it my own. Here is a list of the things I've changed: the color of cardstock, the stamp set, the ribbon, the embellishments. I kept the same layout, however, and I believe I still kept her vision in tact. So let's get on to the deets (details)!

I began with a card base of Kraft cardstock measuring 4" X 8". It is folded in half to make a 4" square card that opens from the bottom. I used one of my Square Dry Embossing Templates, an Embossing Stylus, and my Light Box to deboss the center of the front of the card to make it look like a frame. The flower and the sentiment are from the set "Time Well Spent". This set was sent to demonstrators as a thank you from Stampin' Up! It will be in the new Spring-Summer Catalog as a hostess set (Pam V....see what you did? You made me use this set! teehee!). Both of the elements were stamped in Staz-On Opaque White ink. I colored the outer outline with my White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, then traced over the sentiment to make it a bit brighter.

I then used the 3/4" Circle Punch to punch out a scrap piece of kraft cardstock to cover the center of the flower. Before I covered it, I attached a Jumbo Glittering Red Rhinestone Brad to the middle of the circle, and used Dimensionals to pop it up off of the flower. Christmas Red Stickles were applied to the stamen of the large flower and the centers of the flowers in the sentiment. I added 1/4" Red Grosgrain Ribbon to the top of the fold by punching out one hole at each end with the 1/16" Handheld Punch. The ribbon is finished off in a simple knot.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by to check out my artwork! I hope to see you again tomorrow with a creation for the Technique Lovers Challenge. Until then.......Hugs ~ Mercy

Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Staz-On Opaque White
Accessories: signo gel pen, dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch, 1/16" handheld punch, rhinestone brad, grosgrain ribbon, stickles, dry emboss template, light box, stylus


Shannan said...

This is adorable! I think I need to CASE your CASE!!

Meda said...

I love the elegance of this card.
You also have been tagged. Please see my blog for details. Hope you will play.

Melie said...

I love the White ink on this card!


Christina Fischer said...

Mercy, your work and your blog are terrific! I've added you to my blogroll! :)


P.S. I love your playlist, too! :)

Anonymous said...

This is so very pretty with the white flower stamped! TFS! :)

Maren said...

I absolutely love this card! That white looks fab on the the Kraft! The hints of red are perfect! Very elegant & fun! Love the debossing too!

Lori said...

This is so pretty! I love how white looks against the kraft cardstock.

Andrea, said...

Such a pretty card love the colours you have used they look fab

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

So adorable -- great colors!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is wonderful! And I'm adding you to my blogroll this very second! :)