Sunday, November 6, 2011

You're in My Thoughts - Two Challenges

Has it really been that long since my last post?  Where does the time go???  I've been busy stamping almost every day.  Just haven't taken the time - until now - to share my creations.  Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing some items from my Fall and Christmas stamp camps.  For today I'm showing you a card that was inspired from two challenges: SUO Challenges and the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge.

The SUO Challenge was to create a "Thinking of You" card.  I've got a few "thinking of you" stamps, but my favorite is one from the Word Play set.  One challenge down, one to go.  Here's the Stampin' Queen's sketch:

I have to admit, this sketch was a stretch for me.  First, I chose the stamp sets: Word Play, Netting and Delicate Doilies.  In need of some color inspiration, I grabbed my handy-dandy Color Coach and settled for the creative combination listed for Soft Suede.  After gathering all of my materials I was still stumped as to how to combine everything.  I finally decided to stamp the two large panels to make my own designer paper (I stamped off to mute the colors a bit).  I love the Netting background stamp!  I've been using it on quite a few projects lately.  For some finishing touches, I layered the Boho Blossom punches and added pearls.  I created the bow using the fork bow method.  The card below is my final result.

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Word Play, Netting
Paper: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Regal Rose, and Very Vanilla
Ink: So Saffron, Regal Rose
Accessories: So Saffron taffeta ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!



Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Delightful stamping job, Susan! Sounds like you had a lot of fun with this project and I'm happy you shared it with the SUO Challenges group!

Heidi Baks said...

I love your beautiful interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

Jen Timko said...

What a pretty card! I love your use of the sketch and the fork bow is great! So glad you joined us this week at SUO Challenges!

Mary Brown said...

What a great card! I love your soft colors on this and that the sentiment is the focal point. Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

Deb Hoekstra said...

Love the soft feel of this card...and the color combo, also the netting stamp. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing your thought processes as you created this card. I get stumped, too, so it's nice to know I'm not the only one! Love the way you made your own bg paper. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

Lisa Kmiec said...

Beautiful card! The love the colors and the feminine look to your card.

Anonymous said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you so much for joining in the sketch this week at Stampin' Queens Sketch challenge and linking us from your blog :)
You have been not only chosen to be a spotlight card this week, but you have WON THE BLOG CANDY A FREE Subscription to the So Stampalicious Thanksgiving/Fall Edition of Online Classes!!
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The Country Rose said...

Love this card! The netting stamp looks great paired with the doilies! I have that stamp on my 'to get' list :). Lots of wonderful details on this card. Very pretty!

bensarmom said...

What a beautiful card. I love your flowers and pearls as well as your bow and ribbon placement. Looks like you aced this challenge!