Tuesday, May 20, 2008
It's Tuesday, once again, and time for another Jacksonbelle Embellishment DT Challenge. This week's challenge should be super easy for most of us- to use a stamp(s) we've had in our stash but never used. Can you say "hoarding?" We (be sure to check-out all the DT posts by clicking on their names in the left hand column) would love to have more folks play along so if you have any stamps that you just had to have- teeheehee- yet, have found them sadly neglected, please post your creations on SCS, keyword JBE003. Can't wait to see what everyone has hidden away in their "collections."
My challenge card uses Lizzie Anne Designs L'Amour stamp set. It is a rare occasion that I am neglectful of Lizzie Anne stamps- I do so... love them but I purchased this particular set for making Valentine's cards and by the time I had the set is my inky little hands, I was OVER making Valentine's! So there it sat, and sat.... While looking at it today, I thought it might make a sweet wedding or bridal shower card so I gave a shot and here is what I came up with.
Pretty straight forward card. I paired L'Amour with PTI Pink Patterns PP, and Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush CS. The little heart tail feathers and heart flourishes are color with Copic Marker R14, as well as, the little pearls along the upper right hand side of the card. The Sweet Blush satin ribbon is embellished with a K & Co. rub-on. The ribbon slide is a Sizzix die of chipboard cut from my Cuttlebug and covered with the Pink Patterns PP. The little flower is a piece of chipboard I had left over from a Crafty Secrets Sweetchips kit covered in Sweet Blush CS then stamped with a PTI Mixed Messages sentiment and surrounded by little pearls. Note- it was not until I uploaded the photo that I noticed one of the tiny pearls had fallen from the flower. Of course, the battery of my camera died just as I was shooting this photo and I cannot retake it until the battery has charged. I will replace with a better shot tomorrow. One thing that really excited me about making this card was getting to use my brand new Treading Water punch from Fiskers. I knew that there are several waiting list for these since they are on back order but I just happened to be in my local Michael's on Saturday and low and behold, there one was hanging with the rest of the Fiskers border punches! Well, of course, it had to come home with me, coupon or not! I really like the way the Berry Sorbet shows up behind the little holes on top of each scallop! You will definitely see more of this tool in the future. Well, I had better go get my beauty rest- Mary Elizabeth and I have appointments for a Spa day tomorrow. Rachel's last day of preschool is Thursday so we thought we would take advantage of our precious time alone. It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!
Recipe for L'Amour card:
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs L'Amour, PTI- Mixed Messages
Paper: PTI- Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, PP- Pink Patterns
Ink: Memento- Dark Cocoa
Supplies: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sizzix dies, adhesive pearls, Copic Markers, Fiskers border punch, ribbon- PTI, rub-on K&Co, chipboard- Crafty Secrets