Monday, February 21, 2011

Outlines Stripes Challenge

Our team challenge this week for Outlines Rubber Stamp is to use stripes, oh boy, I love stripes and happen to have an Outlines Stripes stamp.  Please stop by and visit the rest of the incredibly talented team and see what they have created for you.

Once again I have created a card with no designer paper, how fun is that?  The background was made using my Triple Stripe Background stamp,  which I stamped two times with Archival Jet Black ink onto my salmon card stock.  I attached them to a black panel, layered onto a salmon panel, layered onto the black card stock base.  Wow, 4 layers already!  Next came the border piece to hide the seam between the two striped panels.  I embossed some Swiss Dots onto the salmon border piece before adding it to the black layer.  Then using my black Copic marker, I colored some ribbon and attached that as well.  Next step was my Potted Flowers Square Large and my matching Four Little Flowers  I stamped them twice with Memento black ink, cutting out the center panels for coloring with my Copics:
Flowers - R21, BV01, YR02, YR21
Leaves - G21
Pots - E95, E97
Container - C2, C3
I used R21 for the argyle frames around the images. I also added some gold bling to the centers of the flowers using my Viva Decor Pearl pen.  I don't know how I ever crafted without my pearl pens, they are just so quick and easy to use, I love them.  I mounted the center panels on black card stock, popping them up with dimensionals before adding them back on the first stampings.  These were also mounted on black with more dimensionals before adding them to the card.  Lots of great dimension to this card.  For the flowers I used Dotted Flower Sm stamping them onto the salmon card stock with Memento black ink.  I used my Copic R21 to make them stand out just a bit more.  Again I added some gold bling to the flower centers with my Pearl pen.  The leaves are Dotted Leaf sm stamped on a coordinating green paper, again with Memento black ink.  And the last step was this fun little Swirly Dragonfly sm stamped on coordinating purple card stock with Memento black ink.  I popped the flowers with dimensional but the leaves are adhered to the card base.  Finished size is 6" square.

Creative Inspirations Paint - Polka Dots and Stripes (polka dots on leaves, flowers and embossed on the center border)
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
CES Challenge - Spots and Stripes
Frosted Designs - No Patterned Paper


Karen W said...

That is so cool that you can make this look like DP, beautiful card!!!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I love how you used the stmaps and your Copics to create this without using patterned paper! The colors and patterns work fantastically together... beautifully composed card!

Silvergirl said...

So striking!!! I had to look twice at it to realize it was created without patterned paper too! So pretty!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great job, Sandy! Love that you didn't use any patterned papers. That little flower pot image is a fun one and I love the dragonfly - nice touch!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! WOWSER! I love the colours and everything about your card!



Dori said...

What a fabulously unique and wonderful creation! I love love that background.

cindy said...

Beautiful card. All the elements and triple line patterned paper just work so well together. Love the flowers in the corner as well. Excellant inspiration for me tonight. Thank you.

Jenny Gropp said...

You are the MASTER of making things look like DP but instead creating with stamps..... once again you knocked this one outta the park!

Bev Gerard said...

Color, design, creative use of stamps ... You've got it all right here in a fabulous creation!


Kianel said...

Wow Sandy!
I am so happy to meet you there at Creative Inspirations paints!!!
Thanks for playing with us!
your card is absolutely gorgeous!
love from France, Kianel.

Lori Apgar said...

What a great card Sandy!! Love how you made some color interest with your solid paper! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!


Fantastic! Loved your card. Perfect matching on the colors. Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

Milliesmarvels said...

Your card is fab! Thanks for joining us for this week's CES Challenge!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Sandy, beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspiration Paints this week!!