Archive for October, 2010

Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  For this sketch I started with a base card made from Basic Black cardstock.  I then adhered a piece of embossed Whisper White cardstock , which was embossed with the Victoria embossing folder.  I then trimmed a piece of Basic Black cardstock and a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  On the Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set using Basic Black ink.  I then stamped one of the flowers from the Fifth Avenue stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I also stamped the flower on to a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I trimmed the Cherry Cobbler flower and adhered it to stamped image on the Whisper White cardstock.  I then coloured the stamen on the Cherry Cobbler flower using a Basic Black marker.  I adhered the Whisper White cardstock to the Basic Black cardstock and used the Word Window punch on a piece of Cherry Cobbler and attached it to the side of the sentiment panel with a Black Brad.  I finished off the card by adhering the sentiment panel to the centre of the base card.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories:   Victoria embossing folder, Word Window Punch, Black Brad, Black Marker.

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Just Add Ink has a new theme challenge this week that is around Pink and Bling.  The theme is inspired by the Cancer Council’s national Pink Ribbon Day on the October 25th.   Cancer is still such a frightening thing and lots of research and understanding is still required.  My mother passed away when I was 23.  She did not died of breast cancer, however she did died of cancer and there are so many of us that are touched by the effects of cancer.  Please support this day anyway you can, nothing is too small, because everything we do shows that we care.  For this challenge I made a card in memory of my mother.  I started with a base card of Whisper White cardstock.  I then embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Swiss Dot embossing folder and trimmed a piece of scrap Bella Rose DSP.  I adhered the embossed cardstock, Bella Rose DSP and Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon to the base card.  I then added a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock that I punched with the Scallop Trim corner and Scallop Trim border Punch to make a frame.  I then trimmed a piece of Pear Pizzazz it to be slightly smaller than the punched frame and adhered it to the frame.  I followed this by stamping a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Hydrangea from the Because I Care hostess set, using Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz ink.  I then sponged the flower with some Blushing Bride ink and a dauber.  I trimmed the stamped image and adhered it to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I finished off by stamping the sentiment from the Because I Care stamp set using Basic Black ink and adding 4 pink pearls.

Stamps: Because I Care
Paper: Whisper White, blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Bella Rose DSP
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Accessories:   Scallop Trim Corner, Scallop Trim Border, Swiss Dot embossing folder, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Pink Pearls, Sponge dauber.

I love you mum and I miss you…..

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