- Stamps : one focal image that could be colored, a sentiment (optional), an image to ground the focal image (i.e. grass, oval, etc. - optional)
- Papers: any shade of white, 2-3 patterns of designer paper, NO OTHER COLORED CARDSTOCK
- Tools: no specialty tools (i.e. punches, CuttleBug, piercer, etc.), any coloring tools could be used, sponges were also acceptable
- Embellishments: one piece of ribbon
Those were the parameters given, so I had to think-up a clean and simple design. Unable to do so, I decided to use a layout that I had used previously on one of my Christmas cards. Here's how it all came together...
The card base is actually a piece of Watercolor Paper that measures 11" X 4-1/4", and when folded in half (to open at the bottom) measures 5-1/2" X 4-1/4". The designer papers (dp) were from the Cerise Designer Series Paper collection from Stampin' Up! The bottom dp measures 4-1/4" X 2-1/4", and the top dp measures 4-1/4" X 2". They are attached to each other using SNAIL Adhesive, then to the card base using Dimensionals after a piece of Red Organdy Ribbon was tied around the left side of the panel. A Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and a Ruler (that has every 1/8 of an inch marked) were used to add the row of dots above the dp panel (since I couldn't use my Mat Pack).
The focal image is a heart from the upcoming Spring-Summer 2008 Catalog and Idea Book hostess set "Time Well Spent". It was stamped in Black Staz-On ink onto a scrap piece of Watercolor Paper, and colored using a Blender Pen and Real Red ink. Christmas Red Stickles were used to color the inside section of the heart to give it some sparkle, and once it had dried the heart was cut out using CutterBee Scissors. The sentiment is from the current catalog's hostess set "So Many Sayings", and it was also stamped in Black Staz-On ink onto Watercolor Paper. The sentiment was cut out using my Paper Cutter, then attached (with Dimensionals) to a scrap piece of Watercolor Paper that measured 1-1/2" square after the edges of both were sponged in Real Red ink with a Sponge Dauber. The heart was then attached to the square with Dimensionals also.
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend. I hope to see you back with a couple of cards for the Inspiration and Featured Stamper Challenges this weekend. Until then.....Hugs ~ Mercy
Stamps: Time Well Spent, So Many Sayings
Paper: Watercolor, Cerise Designer Series Paper
Ink: Black Staz-On, Real Red
Accessories: stickles, dimensionals, scissors, paper cutter, organdy ribbon, blender pen, ruler, marker, sponge dauber, and adhesive