Friday, September 11, 2009

Kind and Caring Thoughts, Autumn Traditions DSP

This week's Blogger's Challenge is "Thinking of You". That means I could use any sets or layouts to make my project. I had been working with this sketch for Technostamper's Challenge this week so I used it again for this challenge. TIP: The straight and simple lines of the sketch really let the stamps and papers take the spotlight here!

I love this ginkgo leaf stamp from the Level 3 Hostess set Kind and Caring Thoughts and have used it about twenty five times already! Really! I made a set of swap cards with this stamp for convention; It really fits this sketch perfectly too! I inked my stamp with Always Artichoke, cleaned off the berries then inked them with markers in Crushed Curry, More Mustard, and a touch of Ruby Red for dimension. This was stamped on Whisper White and layered on Almost Artichoke cardstock. The two top corners were given some definition and interest using the Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool.

For the background, two prints from the Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper were layered onto Almost Artichoke then adhered to a More Mustard card base. I used the "Thinking of You" stamp from this set and stamped it in Almost Artichoke onto the Soft Suede DSP print to give that paper more "presence" in this composition. TIP: Stamping on your DSP is a great way to make it unique for your particular project. "Thinking of You" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set was stamped in White Craft Ink onto Elegant Eggplant cardstock and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder then punched out with the Modern Label Punch (a wildly popular new punch!). Two More Mustard brads from the Earth Elements Brads assortment accent the ends. This was added to the card with Dimensionals.

Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts (Level 3 Hostess set, Free with $500. party); Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370, set of 24 sentiments,, $36.96)
Inks: White Craft Ink; Almost Artichoke Classic Ink; More Mustard, Crushed Curry, Ruby Red Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Autumn Traditions DSP; Almost Artichoke, More Mustard, Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Modern Label Punch, Earth Elements Brads, Dimensionals

You can find the other card that I made with this very same sketch and Designer Paper that looks very different posted here. You can also find the list of Blogger's Challenge members here. Check them out to see what they made for this challenge!

Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend!

Margaret

16 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Great use of MJ's sketch and this weeks challenge - love your colors!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW, those berries are just Perfect! Great card! TFS

Tami Black said...

This card is beautiful! Love how you stamped on the DSP. Gorgeous. I really need to step it up and get this set.

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous card and I agree, this layout is nice & easy!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty card. That image is wonderful and you've colored it beautifully. Great layout too.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty! This is perfect for the layout as well! And, you just gave ma an idea.......TFS

Lisa Bohler said...

LOVE how you used different colors on the berries...gorgeous!

Robin Merriman said...

This is so pretty, I love the stamped DSP!

Lori said...

Great card! Love the stamping on the DSP--fabulous detail.

Nikki Bond said...

WOW..this is fabulous Margaret! Love the DSP you chose....{SMILES}

Selene Kempton said...

Beautiful color choices and awesome stamping! I really love what you did with this stamp set...

rozie640 said...

Beautiful card, always love when the background paper is also stamped!!!

Lorie said...

This is gorgeous!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

This is super pretty! I love how you colored the image with multi colors on the berries!

MJ said...

THis is just stunning! What a fabulous fall card. I love what you did with this set, fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along.

Connie said...

I love your card, Margaret! I haven't mounted that set yet, but you've tempted me to get it out!

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