February 20, 2012

Happy Monday!  Today I am trying to catch up on some of the blog challenges for the blog group that I belong to.  I also wanted to make a card for this week's clean & simple challenge on splitcoast stampers.

So this is a first for me, or I guess you could say this is unusual for me.  I rarely combine so many challenges into one card.  I don't know why, I guess I'm really not that great at finding several challenges that work together for me.  I'm always amazed when I see bloggers with like 10 challenges that fit into one card.  LOL

But anyway, the three challenge that my card is for are:  My blog group challenge was to make a card using green and purple and this week's blog group challenge was to make a card with some sort of bling- silver paper, glitter, glimmer mist, etc.  The third challenge I made this card for was for this week's CAS challenge to create a card using stitching.

I decided to use my SU Mixed Bunch stamp set and create a one sheet wonder card.  I'm sure you've read about me making one sheet wonder cards before, but just in case you didn't I'll briefly explain how to make them.  Basically, all you do is to take a sheet of neutral card stock and using your stamps you stamp all over.  The trick to this is to try and keep your images close together.  To make the card I am showing you today, I just took a piece of scrap card stock and I stamped all over it.  You really don't need to stamp an entire sheet of card stock, unless of course you would want to make several cards.

Once my card stock was stamped I layered my card onto my purple layer, I did my faux stitching, and then I added a punched border along the bottom.  My image panel was placed on my card using dimensionals.  I added the dimensionals because the backs of the brads are pretty big and I didn't want my card to have the bumps in it from the brads.  The dimensionals raised my panel up just enough that the brads really aren't an issue now. 

Lastly, I added my birthday sentiment (I decided to make this a birthday card because it seems as though I'm always in need of birthday cards around this time of year).  The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! stamp set Curly Cute.  I love this sentiment stamp set because it's has really nice sentiments in it that I would definitely use on a regular basis. 

I'm posting a photo of the two stamp sets I used (in case you wanted to see them).

Mixed Bunch Clear Mount Item # 125537 - $21.95     Mixed Bunch Wood Mount item # 125535 - $27.95

Curly Cute Clear Mount Item # 120510 $14.95   Curly Cute Wood Mount Item # 117014 $19.95

Well, that's about it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Curly Cute
Card Stock: White, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Supplies: SU Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, White Gel Pen, Large Brads, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals
Technique: One Sheet Wonder, Faux Stitching

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My email address- pebbles4@ptd.net
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Carolina Little said...

Patty, very pretty card!!!. I love the colour combo and those brads in the middle. LOVE IT!!!. This stamp set is beautiful!!!

Melina said...

This is so pretty Patty! Your layers are wonderful, love the faux stitching and metal accents :)
I'm gonna have to CASE this!!!

Anonymous said...

Patty, this is such a adorable card! I can't wait to make one like this myself = CASE.

Hope all is well on your end, totally miss your swap, are you doing any this year?

- Pam (dsp245 on splitcoastsmpers)