Friday, October 10, 2008

...Kindred Spirits (SC90 & LSC183)

This is my submission for a couple of challenges at SCS: Sketch Challenge #90 and Limited Supplies Challenge #183. The LSC for that week was called "A Little Something". We were to create a card using the following:
  • Something Old (brads)
  • Something New (designer papers)
  • Something Borrowed (chipboard...thanks, Janet!)
  • Something Blue (cardstock colors)
As you recall, I attended a Stamping Retreat with a few of my close friends and fellow-demos just last month. I was trying to catch up on several challenges that I hadn't been able to complete, and this card was one of them. I like to combine challenges as much as possible...they seem to dwindle down alot quicker if you do it that way! LOL!

I used chipboard, buttons, brads, rhinestones, and a crimper to create all of the embellishments on this card...I don't think I've ever used that many before! The flowers were cut from the Urban Garden Designer Series Paper pack, while the striped background piece was from the Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper pack. The sentiment was from the set "Kindred Spirits", and was stamped in Not Quite Navy Classic Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. It was then mounted onto a piece of Not Quite Navy Cardstock, run through a Crimper, then the end was cut to resemble a banner using CutterBee Scissors. The chipboard was painted using a Not Quite Navy Craft Spot, but it had to dry for a long time before I could actually put the entire card together...that's the only thing I don't like about craft ink. The card base (Baja Breeze Cardstock) was stamped with the "Canvas" background stamp in Baja Breeze Classic Ink.

That's it for today! I am headed to check on Mom, then going to a friend's house to get some more stamping done. I have to work on some tags for my upcoming club, so I'd better get on it! Until later...

Stamps: Kindred Spirits, Canvas BG
Papers: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Maine Blueberry DSP, Urban Garden DSP, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
Inks: Not Quite Navy (Classic & Craft)
Accessories: Chipboard, Not Quite Navy Brads, Button Bouquet, Clear Rhinestone, Crimper, Scissors, Dimensionals


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shel9999 said...

Very pretty! I love how you used the scalloped square frame!

Lisa H. said...

this is just so gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Kristin said...

Mercy, I just love this card! The use of the chipboard frame and the colors and layout especially. Maybe I should just say everything!

I just read about your mom's ordeal and I'm so sorry all this is happening to her. Sounds like she is on the road to recovery now I hope!