9.21.2008

Two Challenges...1 Card


For this card I used Limelight's sketch which required 4 lines of ribbon and I followed the rules for the Limited Supplies Challenge over on SCS, which required only 3 colors - white, black, and one color of your choice and white had to be the most prominent. I used masking on two of my Unity stamps to create this. First, I took my dream tree and masked half of it, stamped it in my Versafine black ink, and then stamped it so it looked more like a branch. Then I took my Unity blossom quote (which you can see the full stamp on one of my cards below in a previous post) and just inked up the word blossom. To finish off the image, I added some prima flowers and put some crystal ice stickles in the center of each flower. I do not have any die cutting machine yet so my circle is actually hand cut and then I cut out a slightly larger circle with my scalloped scissors. Here are the rest of the details: Cardstock: Bazzill White & SU Purely Pomegranate, Stamps: Unity (Growing in Unity set & Blossom single), Ink: Versafine onyx black & Marvy Matchables wine, Prima flowers, Crystal Ice Stickles, Making Memories black eyelets, and black ribbon (unknown).

On another note...today is World Alzheimer's Day and if you have not already checked out Carolyn's blog, please visit her blog this week and see what she is asking all of us to do to thank those who work with Alzheimer patients. Both my grandmother and great grandmother sufferred from this disease and I am so thankful that Carolyn is helping to raise money and awareness for it.

14 comments:

Mandy said...

WOW! What a great card, Kerry! I love how you combined the two challenges, and how incredibly clever to mask these stamps! I love it! :) Thanks for playing along!!

Stephanie said...

what a beautiful card!

Elizabeth said...

LOVELY card Kerry. I was just looking at it and thinking - oh I wish I had a large scalloped punch to do this - and then I read down and saw you had done it by hand!

It just goes to show that you don't always need the tool if you have the imagination and talent. Thanks so much for sharing.

Elizabeth
Southampton, UK

paulssandy said...

Oh NO! I was going to make a card for this sketch challenge tonight, but your card is devine, {{{sniff, sniff}}}

The flowers are perfect!
Sandy O
www.papertransformer.com

Diane said...

A great card...very pretty!

Carmen said...

I love this card, it is stunning! I want that stamp, I love trees among other things. haha

scrappinmominky said...

What a pretty card. I love the black and the purely pom together. The color really pops.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Don't you love SCS?

Heather
scrappinmominky.blogspot.com

Becky Carafa said...

I LOVE how you used the tree! I'm so glad you played!

Lorraine said...

great card. love the color combo and the swirls on the main image. tfs

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a pretty card!

I mailed your Blog Candy yesterday (:

Jessy said...

what a FABULOUS card. I love the stamps you used and the colors....sooooo elegant!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is beautiful. I love red, black and white -- its my favorite color combination. Adore your creative use of the tree stamp. I did not realize it was an altered tree until I read your recipe. Awesome!

~Michelle~ said...

This is absolutley GORGEOUS! Love it!

Laurie Wilson said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! Wonderful way to combine the challenges! ~Laurie Wilson from Clearly Delightful Blog