Thursday, September 16, 2010


Just Believe!

This card actually combines two challenges; the color challenge and a featured stamper challenge. The color challenge requires you to use Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, and Certainly Celery. The featured stamper challenges honors Kathy Baffone this week! Take a look at her beautiful card:

Now here is my version combined with the color challenge:

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Post-it note, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Sponges, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon.

The card base is 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White cardstock scored at 5 1/2". I put a large post-it note onto a piece of copy paper and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch making sure to punch so that part of the label would have the "sticky" on it. Instead of using the punch, I used the remainder of the post it note for a reverse mask.

I placed the post it note so the label opening was in the center and to the left side of the card front and then sponged with Daffodil Delight ink. I moved the mask down to the bottom of the card and sponged Certainly Celery ink. Then I moved the same mask up to the top and sponged the Cherry Cobbler ink. When doing this you want to work from lightest color to darkest color. This will keep a darker color from bleeding into a lighter color ink when you're sponging.

The flowers from Just Believe were stamped in Early Espresso ink on top of the sponged colors. The greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Some 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon was added around the bottom of the card and tied into a knot.

This would be considered a Clean And Simple card because it is only one layer and only takes about 10  minutes to make. Thank you Kathy for the wonderful sample to CASE! Also, thank you Barbara Welch for the great color challenge!

Come back tomorrow to see a card made with the sketch challenge SCCSC32 from Stampin Connection.