Friday, December 28, 2007

...Limited Supplies Challenge #148

This was my submission for today's Limited Supplies Challenge at SCS. The title of this one was "Follow The List #6", and here were the rules:
  • 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


Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous card!! Love the way you've made it look Valentine!! I love this set!! :) TFS! Have a wonderful New Year too!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVE this....too bad SU didnt bring back the Cerise paper!...its PERFECT for Valentines!!

Becky Carafa said...

I LOVE it! So beautiful, clean and simple.

Shannan said...

Girl this is just gorgeous!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful card, Mercy! Love the sparkly heart!

Happy New Year!!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Saw this on SCS and loved it...Awesome work...Great blog. I'll be back.

MJ said...

This is super. I really like all the white showing, don't do that much. Great card.

Christina Fischer said...

Beautiful card!! Great job on the challenge! I didn't tackle that one -- my brain was too foggy on Friday to think! :)

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, it is so elegant. Happy New Year

Monika/Buzsy said...

Nice card! Love the simple lay-out and all the little extras... TFS!

Heather P. said...

Ooooh, I really like this... The sparkle is awesome! :)