Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My most recent creation


All Stampin' Up! demonstrators received the Level 3 hostess set, "Time Well Spent," back in November or December (can't remember which). At first, I really didn't like it much; it's not really my style. However, I started playing with it, and the more I played with it the more I liked it. I created this card and actually sent it to Stampin' Up! for one of their monthly contests. I didn't win, though... :( Oh well, at least I had fun creating it! I used Purely Pomegranate card stock for the card base and 1/2" strips of Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, and Barely Banana card stocks for the background. I stamped the images on Whisper White card stock in Jet Black Stazon Ink and watercolored them using my Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an aqua painter. I finished the card by adding a rhinestone brad to the center of the flower, tying some Whisper White grosgrain ribbon around the card, and popping the images up on dimensionals. I also added a row of dots with Stampin' Up!'s white gel pen (the best on the market!). I'm somewhat watercolor-challenged, so forgive me if the image seems like it has no color. It really does, I promise. I did darken it up before I sent it to Stampin' Up!; I just forgot to take a picture of it after that...

14 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Welcome to Blogville! Oooh, am I your first comment? :-)

I love this card, especially the strips on the background. I never moutned my set, though. I may sell it after the new catalog comes out. Definitely not my style.

Debbi said...

What fun colors! Welcome to the world of blogging, another addiction attached to stamping :)

Rhonda L said...

Congrats on your new blog. Looks good to me. I just started blogging a couple of months ago. I really like your card-I too love the background.

Michele said...

Hi There! What a cute card, makes me think that I should dig this set out and actually cut it! BTW... I live in Upstate NY too!! Congrats on the new blog, can't wait to see more. Did you know that you can get to other's blogs by clicking on their name in the comment?

Tandra said...

Hello from another blogger!
Congrats on starting yours-Great card!!!
Have fun!!

Jana Emmert said...

I love the background on the card! Keep posting!!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Beautiful card..I love all the colorful strips! Welcome to the blog world!

Melanie said...

I love it! Your blog looks great by the way!!

Pink Camo's Creative Place said...

Beautiful Card...Love it

Loretta's Blog said...

Fun! I love the color combo!

Loretta
www.msrhetta.blogspot.com
(offering candy)

Mandy said...

This is so pretty! The blog looks great!

Jennifer Murai said...

Great colors. Very nice card. TFS

Michele Zwart said...

I love this card! I have only used that set once and I have tons of scraps! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stop by my blog for candy!

LeAnne said...

Hi Eileen,
Thanks for the nice comments on my blog---yours is very nice, congrats on taking the leap into blogland!
I love this particular one, esp. with the embossed dots. I am going to miss this pretty set!
LeAnne