Friday, January 11, 2008

Limited Lovely Lavender

The reason for the title of my card.....well, I made it for the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS!! Jen challenged us to make a card with a family of colors. Check out the LSC for specific instructions.I believe this is only the second time I've attempted this challenge. Mainly because I have such a hard time limiting anything. Whether it be on a card, sweets, bread.....well, you get the idea. Last night I had decided I wanted to make a monochromatic card, so todays challenge fit perfectly. So, now about the card. It's really very easy.

First, I cut my back two panels to the desired size. I always start out with the base size and either cut off 1/8" or 3"16 from the two sides. That way I have a perfect mat. In this case, I started with a square 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card in SU elegant eggplant. The lighter bazzill paper is 1/8" smaller, the next layer is 1" smaller, and the next 1/8" inch smaller. I then designed my corner top piece. Very simple actually. I just cut a 3" square and a 4 7/8" square. I took two circle nestabilities and the next size up, and cut out the circle. Make sure you use the smaller circle for the eggplant piece, and the larger for the dp. There you have the mat. I trimmed off the corners of my main image so they wouldn't show.
The main image is just SU's garden silhouette inked up once, stamped randomly a few times, then inked up two more times to add the darker images toward the bottom. I then used my Sakura Quicke Glue pen (one of my all time favorite, have to have, tools) add some ultra fine glitter to the darker images. Popped up the lovely sentiment that I cut out with the SU word window punch, added the fibers by EK success and the charm. The charm and decorative brads are from my dear friend Cindy Haffner!! Awesome aren't they? Well, the brads are by Make it special Crafts, but I don't know who the charm is by. All the edges were sponged with elegant eggplant.

Stamps - Stampin' Up
Paper - DCWV Old World Textured Mat Stack, bazzill, SU elegant eggplant, Pale Plum
Ink - SU Elegant Eggplant
Supplies - Decorative Brads, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Hero Arts Ultrafine Crystal glitter, EK success fun fibers, heart charm, decorative brads, dimensional tape

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to check out my blog!! I really appreciate it, and hope Ive inspired you to stamp away!! Happy weekend!!


Golly (Kay) said...

Love your blog. I am not much of a blogger. (Country dial-up here) But I think I will check back in from time to time. Congrats on the New DT too.

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Julia Stainton said...

So creative and gorgeous! Love it!

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