Sunday, July 27, 2008

Great Swaps Girls challenge card



There was a challenge on the GreatSwapsGirls website to CASE(copy and share everything) card from the featured stamper, arinstamps. I opened her gallery and was immediately drawn to the first card in her gallery here.

The rules are that you are supposed to change a few things about the card. I used a different stamp set, colors and paper. I don't think you can see very well but I stitched around the kiwi background paper. I actually got out my real sewing machine for this one! It was kind of fun. Stamping the Celebrate at top was kind of a leap of faith. I was almost done with the card so if it stamped crooked I would have had to redo a big chunk of it. Fortunately, for me it stamped straight. It's really not hard to line up that Celebrate. That's one of the things I love about this greeting set. The "your day" smeared when I stamped it directly on the designer paper. I decided to fix it by stamping and then punching out with the word window punch. I cut off one edge and adhered a ruby red brad. I like the way this turned out better so it was a happy accident!

Recipe:
Stamps: Stemming From, Celebrate Everything
Ink: Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bella Rose designer paper, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Other: Oval punches, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, uniball white gel pen, 1/2" circle punch, ruby red brad, word window punch

8 comments:

Gwen said...

Hi Kathleen! love all of the stuff you have been doing!! I have been on vaction so have't been able to visit...actually today I am in Rochester Minnesota!! Will need to try some of this stuff when I get back to Arizonaa...TFS

Nancy Riley said...

LOVE this! GREAT use of the new dp, and your stitching is spectacular!

happiness blooms said...

Kathleen, this is awesome! I love the colors! I always have a hard time with those BIG words, but you have used it perfectly!

Alexandra said...

This is really pretty Kathleen, love all the yummy new colors and that fabulous dp 0 this is such a great card!! See ya in a couple of days - whoohoo!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

~Michelle~ said...

very pretty....love the color combo and the stitching!!!

Angie Tieman said...

This is lovely! Love your flower popped up and with those new papers!

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful card, Kathleen!! I love your popped flower, and pretty papers!!

Craft Girl ! said...

What a great card ! Good job.