Monday, March 3, 2008

...Inspiration Challenge #117 & Featured Stamper Challenge #56

My creation is a combination of both yesterday's Inspiration Challenge (the blue room seen above), and today's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. Today's lucky recipient is Mary Fish, aka Petal Pusher. Her blog, Stampin' Pretty is wonderful, and will soon be listed in my blogroll......along with several other new ones! I CASE'd her gorgeous card seen HERE, but made several changes to make it my own. I started with a card base of Whisper White cardstock measuring 11 X 4-1/4, and when folded to open at the bottom measures 5-1/2 X 4-1/4. The next layer up is made of Basic Black cardstock (5-1/4 X 4), and Bashful Blue cardstock (5-1/8 X 3-7/8). The blue panel is stamped with the "Tres Chic" background stamp in Bordering Blue Classic Ink, then both pieces were punched using the Tag Corner Punch. The next layer is Basic Black cardstock again (4 X 2) along with a strip of Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper (4 X 1-7/8). Both of these completed panels are attached to each other and the card base using SNAIL Adhesive.
The focal panel consists of Basic Black cardstock (4-1/4 X 2-1/2), Wild Wasabi cardstock (4 X 2-5/16), and Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4 X 2 ). The white cardstock was punched using the Tag Corner Punch, then stamped with the "stem" from the set "One of a Kind" in Wild Wasabi Classic Ink. The three pieces of cardstock were attached to each other using SNAIL Adhesive, Bashful Blue Brads were added to each corner, then the completed panel was attached to the card base using Dimensionals. The flowers were created by cutting twelve (12) strips of Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper that measured 2 X 1/4 with a Paper Cutter. The strips were then rolled on the ends, and six strips were used to create each flower. The strips were attached to each other in their flower pattern using Light Blue Jumbo Brads. Ice Blue KaiserScrapbook Rhinestones (see the post below to see more details on these awesome rhinestones) were added to the centers of the brads for added effect. The completed flowers were then attached to the focal panel using Mini Glue Dots. The sentiment (from "One of a Kind" also) was stamped in Black Staz-On Ink onto a 1-5/8 X 15/16 piece of Whisper White cardstock. It was then matted with Wild Wasabi cardstock (1-3/4 X 1-1/16), and Basic Black cardstock (1-7/8 X 1-3/16). To finish the card, the sentiment panel was attached to the card base using Dimensionals.
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you tomorrow with another creation. Until then..........Hugs ~ Mercy
Stamps: One of a Kind, Tres Chic
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper
Ink: Bordering Blue, Black Staz-On
Accessories: paper cutter, tag corner punch, brads, rhinestones, dimensionals, adhesive


Kari said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the colors! The flowers are so cute! I just found your site!! It is so cute! You are very talented! Thanks for inspiring!!!

Corie said...

OH my this is incredibly gorgeous.