Monday, January 12, 2009
First Ever Challenge Card - Botanical Blooms
One of the many wonderful things about being a demonstrator is being part of demonstrator forums where a wealth of knowledge and help is held. One forum that i am a member of (ESAD) has weekly challenges run by the talented Makeesha Byl. I have never had time to take part in them before but today i decided to kill two birds with one stone and make a card for the challenge using the new Sale-A-Bration stamp set Botanical Blooms (free with a purchase of $100). When i saw this stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue i knew it would be a must have! Im looking forward to playing with it some more.
I went way outside my comfort zone on this one, using colours that i don't normally use but i must admit that i quite like Sage Shadow and im really pleased with the way this card turned out. I used my trusty Colour Wheel (which i swear i use every day!) to find matching colours. The card used the technique two-step stampin, so i got out my trusty Stamp-a-magig and went with it..
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum, Lovely Lilac andWhisper White
Ink Pads: Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum and Lovely Lilac and Whisper White Craft
Staz On Black Ink
Scallop Circle Punch
1 1/4" Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch
Whisper White Grossgrain Ribbon
Pearls from Pretties Kit