Friday, 6 May 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge Card

Hello there,
Todays card is my entry for this weeks Simply Stampin' challenge.  This week the challenge was to produce a project using the followig Stampin' Up colours.
Hmm... interesting, quite autumnal colours, but as autumn is my favourate time of the year I thought I'd give it a go, so here is my entry.

I was really pleased how it came out as it was one of those cards that I didn't really have an idea what I was doing I just made it up as I went along.

As you can see, I used Basic Gray cardstock, ( Cat Ref: 121689, Pg 85), for the card blank, I stamped and clear embossed a thin piece of "Always Artichoke" cardstock, (Cat Ref: 108610, Pg 84), using Versamark ink, (Cat Ref: 102283, Pg 103), and the "Sanded" background stamp, (Cat Ref; 109294, Pg 61), which stamped beautifully and I think it is my new favourate background stamp.  I matted this onto a piece of "Whisper White" cardstock, (Cat Ref: 106549, Pg 85).  I heat embossed, but this time using white embossing powder, the three flowers from the "Growing Green", (Cat Ref; 120624, Pg 56),  These images where stamped onto a dotted sheet of "Rich Razzlberry" from the Brights collection of Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack, (Cat Ref; 117155, Pg 91) and cut out just on the outside of the white embossed edge.  I stuck them down, went round the edges of the card using a White Gel pen, (Cat Ref: 105021, Pg 102).  I stamped in "Rich Razzleberry" a sentiment from the "Something to Celebrate" stamp set, (Mini Cat ref: 121897, Pg 5), which is a Lv 2 hostess gift. Punched it out using the Modern Label Punch, (Cat Ref: 119849, Pg 105), I also used this punch on the patterned paper stack and matted it, added a couple of brads and finally I did faux-stitching line round the outside edges of the card blank using a white gel pen.

I like it, I hope you do too - take care  :o)  xx


  1. Thank you for joining in with this weeks Simply Stampin Challenge, I love your card, and the embossed background stamp. I really must order that Modern Label punch too! x

  2. I really love this card! The embossed sanded texture looks totally fab and the flowers are just darling! Thanks for taking part! x

  3. Lovely job Anna, I have an eye on the sanded b/g stamp ;-)
    Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge
    Hugs xxx

  4. This is beautiful. Thanks for taking part....x