Sunday, March 27, 2011

Birthday Wishes- Four Challenges

This week’s Just Add Ink JAI61 Challenge
is to create a card with just stamps and cardstock- no punches, dies, designer paper, embellishments or ribbon!  Since I am so used to using all of my “tools” (the Big Shot, embossing folders, ribbon, punches, brads, etc.) this was a definitely a challenge!  
I decided to combine the JAI61 challenge with three others- the colors from this week’s  ColourQ CQC77 Challenge (see http://colourq.blogspot .com ),
the sketch from Sketch  Frenzy Friday #SFF032511 (see ) and the
theme from the HSSTC60 Challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments ( ).

To create this card:
Use a brayer and apply Bashful Blue onto Whisper White followed by Kiwi Kiss and Bermuda Bay in a random pattern.  Next, stamp the background stamp, En Francais with Bashful Blue over the brayered background. 
Next, stamp the floral image from Elements of Style with Concord Crush and sponge the edges with Concord Crush and Bermuda Bay. Mount onto Concord Crush and Kiwi Kiss.
Stamp En Francais with Bashful Blue onto Whisper White, tear the bottom edge by hand and
stamp the sentiment from Sincere Salutations in Concord Crush.  Using Sponge Daubers, apply ink to the edges and over the center area with Bermuda Bay and Kiwi Kiss to tone down the Whisper White, sponge the edges with Concord Crush and Bermuda Bay.

Stamp Sets: En Francais, Elements of Style, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Bashful Blue, Concord Crush, Bermuda Bay and Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Brayer

I hope you like this card- I did have fun getting back to basics but I am not ready to give up my ribbon and Big Shot yet.

Thanks again for visiting- have a blessed week!


Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Thanks for playing with us again at the ColourQ.

Deb said...

Awesome card! It is so rich looking! I love the way you layered the stamps and the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

Anita S. said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week at CQC. Have a wonderful week!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! Create use of the colors! Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week!

StampingMinnie said...

Oh, I love that stamp set. Your card is beautiful and rich. Love your color selection. Thank so much for joining our challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colors! You layered the images for the background beautifully. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

This is a beautiful card. So glad you played with us this week. Hope you will join us again.


Anne Marie said...

Julie, as always, your details are gorgeous! I love the beautiful shading and that stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites! Awesome job! Thank you so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! Hugs! :)

Jo said...

This is very pretty Julie. The colour combo works really well. Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

Tammy Fite said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at SFF!!

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