Friday, February 29, 2008

Blogger's Challenge 36

Did you ever have a stamp that you were waiting for the right moment to use? This is that kind of stamp for me. It is an Stampin' Up! stamp called "Riot of Petals" and I saw immense possibility in it when I saw it. I have been waiting for the right moment to pull it out and play, and this is it!

We were challenged to use the sympathy sketch on page 44 of the Stampin' Up! catalog for inspiration. My challenge card uses a small portion of the Riot of Petals image with a Cracked Glass effect (from the February 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter) on the front panel. The panel across the center and the background both use the same stamp with matching ink/paper -- such a versatile stamp, don't you think? I colored the image with Copic markers, and used rub-ons for the words.


Since the image is so big, I was able to make two full cards from it! The second card is on the right. I have to say, I am in love with how I was able to use the edge of the image as the background panel.

I am going away for the weekend for total indulgence -- a scrapping weekend with eight of my BFFs. I can't wait to get together with my buddies, laugh and scrap. Hope your weekend is wonderful, too!

Ingredients (all Stampin' Up! this week unless noted):
Stamp: Riot of Petals
Ink: StazOn Black, Blush Blossom, Mint Melody (yes, I still have ink and paper left), Basuc Gray
Paper: Blush Blossom, White, Mint Melody, Basic Gray
Other: Rub-Ons, Mint ribbon (source unknown)


29 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What an awesome job Pat, and I love the way you took the large stamp and created a mat with the other portion...that is a fabulous idea. The colors are awesome as well.

Lisa Somerville said...

Both are beautiful Pat! Love the versatility you showed using this stamp, and the Cracked Glass works so well.

Etha said...

Have a happy weekend :)
Your coloring on those cards is just amazing!

Karen said...

beautiful card - love the cracked glass tech on this stamp too!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wow -- that's fantastic, Pat!

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! These are both gorgoeus. Love the colors you chose too. The cracked galss is just stunning

Amber Porter said...

Great card! I love that cracked glass look!! Have a fun weekend!!

MJ said...

Beautiful -- nuf said!

Sue Erickson said...

I love both cards, Pat! The colors give the cards such a fresh springy feel. I will have to look again at that stamp. You are right about how versatile it is. Lucky you being able to go on scrapping retreats!
Sue Erickson

Barb Hardeman said...

Both cards are simply amazing. Beautiful work, Pat. Love that flower image...

Connie said...

This is wonderful, Pat! Love how you used the stamp two different ways. Have a wonderful BFF away weekend! Mine is NEXT week! Woohoo!

Lila H said...

Oh man, I'm am going to have to get this background stamp!!! I've looked at it sooooo many times and had such self-restraint - I've now become enabled. Love this technique with the stamp!!!!

Stefanie said...

Beautiful cards Pat! Have fun this weekend. I am super jealous!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, beautiful!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card this week Pat! Love the one with the border on it.

JeanM said...

I like them bvoth but my favorite is the Celebrate minty green ribbon one! I just love it with the extra flowers.

Ida said...

Fabulous job with both cards. How cool that you made two cards with the one image. I need to check that one out.

Lori said...

Great job with this image! I love how it looks with the Cracked Glass technique.

Lisa Bohler said...

Beautiful work, Pat! Such subtle colors and this technique really adds to the card!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

These are gorgeous cards! I love this stamp. Is it new or from a retired stamp? Thanks for sharing.

Beckie said...

I had to laugh about the mint melody....me too!
I love the card!

huntla1 said...

Love your cards! I have to admit that I so did not see the flower for the petals with this stamp. I thought "why would anyone want a background this busy. Man, have I see some gorgeous cards made with it, yours included. I may just have to eat my words and get one for myself.

Claudia said...

GREAT cards, they both look so elegant!

leenda said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Daria said...

These are beautiful. I love the way you used the image for the background as well as the focal point of the card. Beautiful coloring.

tonistamps said...

Great stamp to use Pat! Turned out wonderfully.

Barbara said...

You know, I wasn't really sold on this set, but you've done such an awesome job with it! Beautiful cards.

Margaret said...

Now, if I could just get all my customers to look at this post, I think they would all buy this stamp...right after I order mine, LOL! Such a beautiful duo of cards, just beautiful!

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful cards yet again Pat. Love the colours and techniques but then I always do!!!!