Friday, September 7, 2007

Guava Sympathy

Today's limited supply challenge was to create a sympathy card, I wasn't sure if I wanted to stamp today but in the end decided I did and I do enjoy doing the challenges so I ended up doing this one. With the limited supply challenges we have limits of what we are allowed to do. Here is what we were instructed we could or couldn't use.

Here is the challenge directions:

  • Main Image Stamps: Flowers
  • Background Stamp: one (It can be a big background, a little background, or just another image turned into a background. But just use one.)
  • Sentiment Stamp: one
  • Cardstock & Ink: any colors
  • NO Designer Paper
  • NO Cuttlebug or similar tools
  • Embellishments: Limit Depends on the Stamper
It was up to us to limit the amount of embellishments we use ..... we were supposed to use less then we normally word.

For my card I decided to also combine the limited supply challenge with the color challenge which I hadn't done as yet this week. The colors for the color challenge were Groovy Guava & Always Artichoke.

For my card I stamped the verse onto my white card using black ink. I inked my rose up using groovy guava ink and marvy marker #96 and overstamped this over the verse .... I used my stamp positioner so I got my rose exactly where I wanted it ....... I then cut my card down to size. I used my ticket corner punch to round the corners and layered this to always artichoke card. I found some brads from making memories that were a pretty good match to the guava card!

If you look close at the layout of this card ........ it will look familiar as it is the same one as what I used for my elephant card yesterday .... it looks slightly different because my main image is large then the centre piece but otherwise it is the same. This was based on a sketch I found on CPS's blog.

I used my lattice background stamp and my guava ink to stamp the guava card which was then cut into 3 pieces and layered onto the artichoke card. This was then layered to the folded guava card. The main image was attached to the front of the card using foam tape.

Stamps: Sympathy - Paper Inspirations; Rose - Penny Black; Lattice B/G - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Groovy Guava & Always Artichoke - Stampin' Up; White
Other: Black Ink; Groovy Guava SU Ink; Marvy Brush Marker #96; Ticket Corner Punch; Brads; Foam Tape


Anonymous said...

So Beautiful, way to make these colors work. Wonderful flower and sentiment.

Tracy.H said...

Simply beautiful!! :0)

michelle sturgeon said...

Oh, WOW, this is stunning! A beautiful sympathy card.

Unknown said...

This is beautiful!

Southern Stamper said...

Wonderful sentiment, perfect flower & great color combo!

Anonymous said...

This one is so beautiful...great colors and layout!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous - I love the detail.

Rose Ann said...

This is a very beautiful card. Wonderful job with the challenge!

Diane Gilbert said...

This is Gorgeous! I love everything about this card.

Unknown said...

Wow! This is stunning! I might have to CASE this design sometime..thanks for the inspriation.