Sunday, May 17, 2009


This card is for today's feature stamper challenge (FS119) at SCS!!! Congratulations, Joan!!! When I read it was you, I thought...what?!?!? I thought Joan had already been a feature stamper!!! Joan has a wonderful gallery and I had a tough time choosing. Here is the card I chose. I am alittle late getting this in, but I had a big craftroom cleaning day. It was either clean it or call enviromental services!! It was really piling up!!! It looks a lot better now, though. Still not picture worthy, yet!!!
I am using Flourishes Damask background for the top background piece, Birds and Vine for the center panel and cut out bird detailing, and Many Sentiments for the sentiment.
I changed the stamp choices, the embellishment choices, and the ribbon detailing. I created all the background papers using stamps.
For the top panel, I used Flourishes Damask background in Paletter Noir. I also sponged this panel with Ranger antique linen. For the bottom panel, I stamped the striped background with CHF fine lines backgrounder. I used Palette dark chocolate ink to stamp the CHF spanish script backgrounder. I sponged the edges with Ranger antique linen.
I stamped the main image and sentiment oval in Paletter Noir, cut out and embossed with the nestabilities, then sponged the edges with the antique linen. I went lighter on the sponging of the edges.
For my ribbon treatment, I punched the fleur de lis border punch from EK Success back to back on a strip of cardstock. I layered with a piece of velvet ribbon. I create a bowtie look with black satin.
I stamped one of the birds in the Birds and Vine set. I cut it out and finished the white edges with a permanent marker. I added a tiny gold pearl for the eye and popped him up next to the sentiment instead of the flowers that Joan used. I finished my card with a pop of some gold dome pearls in all of the corners.
STAMPS
Flourishes Damask, Birds and Vines, Many Sentiments, CHF fine lines and spanish script backgrounders
INK
Palette Noir, Ranger Antique Linen
PAPER
PTI pure black, vintage cream, Prism blush red dark
ACCESSORIES
Nestabilities, satin and velvet ribbon, EK success punch, foam tape, foam dots, glue dots, gold pearl domes, sponges




13 comments:

  1. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Betty!! I love that image, the layout, and beautiful papers!!

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  2. This is such a gorgeous card!! Love the elegance and colors!!

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  3. This is stunning, Bettie! I just love the papers you used!!

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  4. GASP!!!! Oh my goodness Betty is this ever gorgeous and elegant!! LOVE the richness of the red/black with the stripes!!!! MY OH MY!!

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  5. This card is SO beautiful! I absolutely love it!

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  6. Terrific details! Wonderful striking card! :)

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  7. This one is so gorgeous that it made my heart skip a beat! Wow, so rich and so elegant!!!

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