Saturday, April 11, 2009

Two Challenges in One!

Good Morning Stampers! Hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

So yesterday after stamping my card using the colors from Kristina Werner's Color Challenge of the week I decided that they were a fun and challenging combo that really stretched me! Guess that's why they call it a "challenge" duh?! ;) So anyway I thought I'd have a go at that color combo again this time with a sketch challenge from Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge. I usually am a total CASE-r, that is my creations are almost always copied with slight changes from other creations I've seen out there in blogland and on my beloved Splitcoast Stampers and the Stamper's Showcase on the Stampin' Up website. The terrific thing I have found with doing these sketch challenges is that the creations are all my own! Whoo hoo I CAN actually come up with something original!
So today's card started out with a WW card base. I added a strip of Pacific Point cardstock with a little Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon running down it and then stamped my main image using Black, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red and Pacific Point and the Eastern Blooms stamp set. The corners of it and the Rose Red mat are punched using the Ticket Corner Punch and then added to another mat of Basic Black. The large flower is from the Sizzix Bigz Die called Daisies #2 and the leaves are from the Sizzix Sizzlits Little Leaves. I layered those all together and then added a Rose Red flower from my Boho Blossoms Punch and added a little shine with a Metal Sticker from Colorbok (in the $1 section of our local Joann's). The sentiment is from the Great Friend set from the new Occasions Mini.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Great Friend Paper: Pacific Point, Basic Black, WW, Rose Red Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss Accessories: Sizzix Bigz Daisies #2, Sizzix Sizzlits Little Leaves, Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Metal Sticker, Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch

I have to say I really like this card. Judging by my total lack of comments on my Swap or Not to Swap post (click HERE to see it)I'm thinking you guys hate them but are too nice to tell me! ;)

Hope you all have a great Easter tomorrow and that the Easter Bunny brings you lots of goodies (all fat and calorie free of course!)


  1. This card is so pretty!You did great in this challenge! LOL agus

  2. Great job on both challenges, such a pretty card!!

  3. Great homemade dsp. Fabulous job with the color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  4. Neat card! I love the stamps you used!