Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Way

This card is for SCS Feature Stamper Challenge (FS103)!!! Congratulations, Vicky!!!! You have a beautiful gallery and so many cards to choose from. Here is the card I chose to case.

I did not know the exact colors Vicky used, so I kept my card neutral and went with cream and black. I did try to replicate Vicky's script background with the flower on the top. To do this I used an ODBD set called I Am the Way... that will be available February 1st. There are scriptures and Easter sentiments in this set and two fabulous flowers. I chose to stamp one of those flowers twice on my script background. I stamped them again on gp white cardstock and colored with permanent markers. I cut those out and added them over the other flower image after I cut that panel out using the curved rectangles so some of the petals hang off the edge. I sponged some Ranger antique linen ink to soften the edges. Next, I layered a swiss dot cuttlebug behind the main panel for some texture. Since I did opt for a more ornate main panel, I did not put photo corners with the brads in the corners. Instead, I used some half pearlsat the bottom. I colored these with a copic to make look mory creamier. I did not use ribbon. I did not use dp. I tried to keep this card clean and simple. I really LOVE this look.

I love a script behind a main image anyway....just take a look at my new bolder banner. Designed by none other than Jami Bova(sgtstamper). I love this. She also modified my website to be three columns, and I have a cute little signature now as well. LOVE it!!!!

ODBD I Am the Way, CHF called Spanish Script
Basic Black, The Paper Company's cream, gp white
Black staz on , Ranger walnut stain, antique linen, permanent markers, copics
Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, sponges, dimensionals, pearls from Pretties Kit


  1. Very pretty flowers and the yellow is just wonderful Betty.

  2. This is such a beautiful design, Betty...the flowers are just stunning and I love how you use the script bg stamp on the background....GORGEOUS!!!

  3. Beautiful!! Love the out-of-the-box flower on this!!
    hugs, Jami

  4. Betty! This is beautiful. Those flowers just make it pop and that color! I've been a fan of yours at SCS too and thanks for coming to my blog. I have left something there for you - check it out!

  5. Love the yellow lillies - so striking against the black! super new banner and siggy! I'm seeing lots of Jami's work around!

  6. Another gorgeous card!! Love your black base!! I also wanted to tell you that your blog looks fabulous!! TFS! :)

  7. The dark background totally makes those lillies pop! Bravo!!

  8. love it the flowers really pop with the dark backgd

  9. Betty, this is stunning!!

  10. I absolutely love this card Betty! The yellow and black together is stunning. Jami did an awesome job on your blog!!! Love it!!

  11. What a beauty--love how the flowers flow off the main panel onto the black--very eye catching!!

    Thought you might enjoy a new kinda of challenge.....I have been challenged to another "fun" challenge. Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.

  12. B etty I love your flowers, this rocks.

  13. Very pretty card, love the bright yellow :)

  14. The flowers really pop in this beautiful yellow!! What a gorgeous card, it makes me long for springtime.


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