Monday, March 8, 2010

Thanks for being a good friend

I did one card for the Moxie Fab Olympics of Stamping challenge last night, but was wanting to play with my stamps once again so had to make another one this morning. Yet, again, in just under the wire since the entries are due by midnight tonight.



For this one I combined a few other challenges too. I wanted to make sure that I entered Stamping Around's challenge sponsored by Waltzingmouse Stamps. I'm a fan of Claire's beautiful stamps and the incentive of a Spring Baskets set is too good a prize not to try. Be sure you check out this challenge, unlike the Moxie Fab, this one goes until March 14. (See, I can get challenges done early too.) This is where my colors for this card came from.



Finally, I needed some sketch inspiration this time and turned to 2 Sketches For You. I really liked Laura's card (the first one on the challenge post) with the open center for the focal point, so I pulled out one of my Inkadinkado stamps ($1 at Joanns). I cut out the one inside box and popped up the image on dimensionals for some interest. I also thought I would try the color on color technique I've seen on my blog hopping. I used a kraft card base, but then layered on a kraft border punched strip. I'm enjoying making my own patterned paper and this card has one from taking the two circle stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Sewing Box Christmas.

DETAILS:
Paper - Kraft Solid (Wausau Papers), Solid Colors (Stash)
Stamps - Thanks for being a good friend (Inkadinkado), Circles (Waltzingmouse Stamps - Sewing Box Christmas), Ink (Cocoa - Colorbox, Green/Pink - Studio G)
Embellishments - Border Punch (Fiskers), Brads (Recollections)
Techniques - Paper piecing, Stamped patterned paper, 2 Sketches For You #47 sketch, Stamping Around Color Challenge SA04

16 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card! I love your pretty Spring flower! thanks for playing our challenge!

Kathy Martin said...

What a terrific card! Love the colors and how you lifted your flower square! :)

Belinda said...

Fun colors! Love the way you did the frame and the flower! Yay for stamping your own pp!

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a perfectly lovely card!!

E.T said...

oh this is so so so pretty! i just love everything about it!

Angela Mclean said...

Very lovely!!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Cath said...

Hey Laurie! Thanks again for entering the Olympics of Stamping challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Julia Aston said...

I love the colors on the kraft - and the popped up framed flower - what a pretty card! thanks for playing with the WMS color challenge!

Bethany Paull said...

I love how you framed your flower. This is so pretty.

rlo said...

nice post, laurie. i love the middle panel -- and i love how you ink the edges ever so lightly to bring it out.

Ruth M said...

So soft and pretty! Love your cut out flower!

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous card!

Alice Wertz said...

very pretty! love the cutout! thanks for joining us at 2S4Y!

Regina Easter said...

this is fantastic...

sarahmartina said...

So soft and pretty - I love it! :)Thanks for playing with 2S4Y!