Sunday, June 8, 2008

This is a first...

I actually did the Saturday Night Challenge on Saturday night! Let me first say I do not own a huge collection of stamps and what I do have are mostly words/alphas. So pulling out what shapes I did have, I started brainstorming. I finally settled on a pacakage of Basic Grey Christmas stamps as my starting point. Here's a look at the 3 sets of stamps I used in my card:





Now I know my idea isn't that far out of the box but I started with the 2 large snowflake stamps and stamped them onto white cardstock using ColorBox Chalk ink in Dark Peony. Then in ColorBox Chalk ink in Pink Pastel I stamped a smaller snowflakes around the larger ones. From there I drew in leaves and stems with a colored pencil...lighting outlining in a black fine tip journaling pen. In the bottom right corner I stamped the Autumn Leaves Ledger stamp...being careful not to apply ink to the bottom portion. From the "Friends" set by Technique Tuesday I used the word "You" and overlapped this over the previous stamp. I penned in the word "for" with a Zig marker. I then mounted the white cardstock onto a card made from kraft cardstock. To add a little sparkle I placed Kaiser rhinestones to the centers of the big snowflakes/flowers.



So that's it a flowered card made from snowflake stamps...like I said it's not real far out of the box :wink:

So it's suppose to be another scorcher today. I don't mind the heat but that humidity has got to go. Last night after we got home from soccer tryouts I finally broke down and put the air on. On the way home my car thermometer still said 95 & that was @ 6:30pm. I then heard on the weather that factoring in the humidity the heat index was about 105. Just a litlle uncomfortable for me. Today will either be spent in the pool or possibly inside watching baseball or a Nascar race (that's where Dan is this weekend) If you're in this heat wave I hope you are all staying cool. Maybe scrapping???

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it's lovely! What pretty colors, and they sure don't look like snowflakes paired up the way you did. Lisa C

Pat said...

Fantastic card!!

Sarah said...

Oh, that came out great! I finished one, but I'm not crazy about it... I started another one, but I think I'm turning in early tonight.

Corina said...

oh, that's so pretty! I love how you made the sentiment!!

NoraAnne said...

So cute Jen, very creative! Great job on the challenge!

Robyn said...

Jen-
your card is very elegant! I really like it!

Shelia said...

Can't believe I didn't think of that ideal. I really think the color combinations are great