Friday, July 24, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge - No Stampin'

Vicky Gould was the hostess of the Stampin'B's DT Challenge this week. Her challenge was to make a tall card, with no stamping. We could use any kind of die cut or whatever that we liked.

I found this challenge quite interesting. I recently received a set of Spellbinders Daisy Head dies from a friend and decided they would work well on a tall card. After cutting them out, I used a sponge dauber and Pumpkin Pie ink to highlight the embossed portions of the flowers. Because the card is tall, I was able to use my Long Rectangular nesties to cut the panel behind the flowers and Sizzix leaves, which were cut from Always Artichoke cs. I sponged the background of the vanilla panel using a sea sponge and Always Artichoke ink. I like the way the sea sponge looks -- with a varigated pattern. The sentiment on the oval panel was cut with a Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet die from the same DCWV DP as the border down the side, which is punched with a Martha Stewart lacey border punch.

* Paper - Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, DCWV Pocket Full of Posies DP
* Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke
* Accessories - Spellbinders Daisy Heads dies, Nestabilities Long Rectangle and Oval dies, Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet die, Sizzix leaf die, Sponge dauber, Sea sponge, MS lacey border punch

You can see all the cards for this Stampin'B's challenge here.


Connie M. said...

This is just sooo beautiful, Lois! Love all the texture on this long card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

those flowers are tropical...they really POP right off your card

Michelle said...

This card is great, nice job