Sunday, April 4, 2010

Finished Another

Hello again everyone,

I love having guilt-free time to craft. I've used three challenges as inspiration for this card. Stamptacular Sunday asked for sugar and spice and everything nice - a girly card. Yesterday's Allsorts challenge was to not use designer paper. Putting together my earlier card for Everything Old Is New Again, I came across a number of unfinished bits that I wanted to use so I'm doing that challenge a second time.

The card base is from Recollections. The purple and green layers are Bazzill Basics Textures card stock scraps. The patterned layered is Local King Rubber Stamps Garden Delight stamped on a piece of glossy card stock and highlighted with Stickles. The yellow layer is an unknown scrap textured with Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy dry embossing folder. The sentiment is Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday Greetings, stamped on Stampin' Up Whisper White then heat embossed with Stampendous Amethyst embossing powder. The ribbon is a dollar store find.

I wasn't all that happy with the image when I first stamped it as it is challenging on glossy paper. The Stickles certainly helped but didn't solve the entire problem. I think the butterfly colours are flat and that's why it's off. Anyway, I didn't want to throw the piece away because it wasn't totally horrid. I do think it works well with the solid layers and I do like how it eventually came together. I also thought it would be difficult to avoid using designer paper but it wasn't at all. Thanks to this large stamp and texture, this card didn't even need anything designer. I like that.

I love the freshness of this card. This is a nice 'spring' birthday card and I can't wait to give it away.

I hope you enjoy and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. Love how you were able to make such a fabulous card without using a single stamped image as the focus of your card! Simplistic and AWESOME!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon!


  2. How pretty! Love that DP and great layout choices here too!

  3. I love that colour combination! Green and purple are so "springy"
    Thanks for joining the Girly challenge over at SSC this week

  4. What a great card for Spring..Love the color cobo you have used too :)Lynn

  5. What an amazing card, something really different, love the colour combination and the fact that there is no image on the card, really nice! Thanks for joining us at the SSC this week, hope you'll join us agin next week! Hugs Gemma

  6. Very lovely card - love all of the texture.

  7. Don't throw this away! I would love to get this card! It's amazing certaintly using no DP and a stamp as a main focal point.
    Good luck in the challenges!

  8. Very nice card. I love the colors, so springy.
    Thanks for playing along with us on SSC.

    BTw, I am giving away some blog candy.

  9. Lovely spring like card. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  10. Love all the flowers and the embossing you did!~ I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Great take on this weeks challenge!

  11. a nice feminine card without a "girlie" image. Your card is unique to the current SSC this week. very clever design!

  12. Fabuous card! Your feature paper is gorgeous and the layout is wonderful, using the pieces to their absolutely best advantage! Way to go!

  13. What a lovely array of colour! stunning! love the layout you have chosen too!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular! Hugs carlyann xxx

  14. Gisele, this is gorgeous. I love the background stamp and how you match the cardstock so perfectly. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  15. What a beautiful card for spring! Love the papers and the color :-)
    Thanks for joining Stamptacular this week!

  16. Fabulous card great colours...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts Hugs kIrsten...x