Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Cobbler Awash

Last night I played the Featured Stamper challenge on Stampin' Connection. This week they were honoring Debbie Currier. If you have access to Stampin Connection you can view Debbie's card here. For those of you without access you can see her card below:

Now take a look at my version!

Stamps: Awash With Flowers, Occasional Quotes
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accesories: Scallop Edge Border punch, Corner Rounder punch, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon, Button Latte button (retired), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions die, Certainly Celery marker, Stampin' Dimensionals

The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Pink Pirouette scored at 4 1/4". The card front was textured in the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions die. A strip of 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"  Cherry Cobbler was punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch.

The image panel is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 3" x 4 1/2". The Corner Rounder punch was used on the top two corners. The outlines of the flower and stem from Awash With Flowers were stamped in Early Espresso ink and the solid flower image was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. The sentiment from Occasional Quotes was stamped in Early Espresso ink. I can always use birthday cards so many of the cards I make have a birthday sentiment on them.

The stem and leaves were colored in with a Certainly Celery marker. The Cherry Cobbler scalloped cardstock was adhered to the bottom of the image panel. Whisper White Taffeta ribbon was wrapped around the image panel and tied into a knot. I used a button from the Button Latte pack (retired) with some 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon and tied the button around the knot in the Whisper White ribbon, then added a small bow. The panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

It's fun to participate in these challeges and they can give you wonderful inspiration for other projects while honoring the original creator of the project you are copying. Thank you so much Debbie for inspiring me and other stampers. Congratulations for getting picked as the Featured Stamper this week!