Sunday, January 22, 2012

J1112; Dream Valley #24; Sweet Stampin'; Sentimental Sundays #86; Crafty Sentiments; Purple Frog; Pile it on #4

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Repeat Impression's Sketch Challenge J1112 provided me with the sketch for this card.

Dream Valley's challenge #24 was to incorporate animals. I used a bird stamped image.

Sweet Stampin's challenge was a white on white challenge. We were allowed to color the images and the embellishments used had to be mostly white.

Sentimental Sundays had challenge #86 for us in which we were to use die-cuts, plus as with all their challenges incorporate a sentiment. I stamped a PTI sentiment on a ribbon slider die-cut which was from a cuttlebug die. I also used the following dies along with my Big Shot: scallop circle nestabilities, circle nestabilities and the double scallop border Die-namics die by MFT.

Crafty Sentiments had an anything goes challenge.

Purple Frog also had an anything goes challenge.

Pile It On's challenge #4 was to use lace. I threaded some baker's twine through white lace trim. I'll post a close-up pic a bit farther down this post. Also, as with all their challenges, you're to combine this challenge with at least one other challenge from somewhere else.

Here's my card:

Here's a close-up of the details on the bottom: I threaded Maraschino twine through the white lace trim and then threaded that through a white card stock ribbon slider that I cut out of a die that came with an old cuttlebug. I added a bit of detail with diamond stickles on the sentiment area, and also to the bottom part of the Die-namics die cut. 

I had the hardest time coloring this image because it was stamped on Stampin' Up! whisper white and let me tell you, the Copic markers DO NOT like it! I take it it's because their card stock has a clay coating. The Copic squeaked throughout and the blending was not cooperating. Still, I did the best I could with the coloring. 

supplies used:

card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Stampin' Up! whisper white

stamps: Stampin' Up!-Cardinal Christmas; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages

ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black

Copic colors: B0000, B00, R14, R17, YR07, YR68, E43, YG91, G85, T7, T9 and black BS multiliner to outline the scalloped circle so it would show up a bit better

accessories: d'vine swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder; textile Cuttlebug embossing folder; circle nestabilities; scallop circle nestabilities; My Favorite Things double scallop border Die-namics; maraschino twine by The Twinery; white lace trim; diamond stickles; ribbon slider die that came with an old cuttlebug; fabric flower with rhinestone center from stash

Thanks for looking!


  1. What a super card and I love the effect of the twine thru the lace. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  2. You did a fab job at coloring......your card is gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for playing along this week at SSCB!!! ;)

  3. so glad you found us @ Pile It On! blog. This is gorgeous, and love how creative you were threading the twine on the super cute lace! I hope you come and play with us a part of your routine!

    - -dalis
    PIO Owner

  4. Hi there, such a pretty card - love all the details on it. Love the little flower on the branch. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

  5. What a lovely WoW card and if you had trouble with your colouring, it certainly does't show - it's gorgeous! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  6. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining the fun at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  7. beautiful bird stamp! thanks for piling it on! have a great night - Kimberly

  8. Super cute. Love the calming winter feel I got when I say this card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

  9. You've done a wonderful job with this theme hon, definitely not looking drab!! It's gorgeous & wonderful texture. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin & for taking the time to leave us a comment too x

  10. Wow your card is totally stunning. The colouring is perfect. A beautiful image. Hugs Clare xxx

  11. such a beautiful creation! thanks for joining in our lace challenge this week at Pile it on! Gemma :)

  12. beautiful card! love the twine through the lace!
    thanks for joining us at PIO! Kimberly

  13. Very Christmasy. Looking at this card makes me want Christmas time all over again! Thank you for stopping by and playing with us over at Sentimental Sundays for our die cut challenge.