Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hello Card

I made this card for a few different reasons.  First of all - I had this new Stampin' Up! hostess set that I just love, it is called Posy Punch. I love it so much because it is adorable, and coordinates with one of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive punches - the Fancy Flower Punch.   I also found a great sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday.  Be sure to check it out!  

I also found a great color challenge over at Inkspirations.  This week they have a fabulous color challenge posted.  I wasn't sure I could follow through with it - but I am so happy with what I came up with.

Now - we have made it to my card. :)  Even after I used the Houndstooth Embossing Folder, I thought my Very Vanilla background was a bit bland.  I used my color spirtzer (for the first time in years!) to add a little something to it.  I love how it turned out, kind of grungey.  I also used the spritzer on the Very Vanilla strip near the bottom.  To avoid the images in the strip popping too much, and clashing with the main punched image, I stamped them off once before stamping onto the strip.  I am the queen of sponging, I love to sponge everything.  So, after I had finished stamping and spritzing the Very Vanilla strip, I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.  I also sponged the Marina Mist and Cajun Craze layers.  For the main image I stamped in Marina Mist, on Very Vanilla.  I sponged the edges twice, first with Crumb Cake, and then with Marina Mist.  Hope you like it!

Items Used:
Posy Punch Stamp Set
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Marina Mist Cardstock
Cajun Craze Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Ink / Marker
Marina Mist Classic Ink / Marker
Cajun Craze Classic Ink / Marker
Scallop Border Punch
Fancy Flower Punch
1" Circle Punch
Houndstooth Embossing Folder
Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Wonderful double challenge card. Great EF in the BG and love the focal flower. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

  2. this is fabulous! love the hounds-tooth embossing folder and the double layered flower! thanks for playing with us at Inkspirations :)