Thursday, February 28, 2013

JustRiteStampers Challenge

Wow. I can't believe it has been 6 months since I last blogged. I have been making cards but I just have not taken the time to blog.

Well, I decided to participate in the latest JustRite Stampers Challenge, a colour challenge which is a stretch for me because I am once again in AZ and working with limited supplies.

Here is the challenge picture:

And here is my take on the challenge:

The coloured cardstock is Bazzil and the white is Stampin' Up! I just got the French Rose Background stamp the other day and was happy to have an excuse to use it.

I stamped it on the white c/s using Memento Black ink, then coloured it with a Marvy marker and highlighted it with a Sakura yellow glaze pen. These were the only yellow ink products I had in the house. I also applied the marker to a sponge to add more yellow to the background and to the sentiment.

Likewise, I applied some London fog grey Memento ink to another sponge and sponged the background. Then I noticed that I had grey on some of the flowers that I wanted to leave white, so I used a white gel pen to fix them and brighten them up.

I die cut everything using a combination of Labels 8 and Decor Labels 8 (Spellbinders). Some of the layers were applied with foam dimensionals. Finally, I added some pearl swirls.

I have added this update to show the inside of my card. I love a properly finished inside. Here I layered some of the grey c/s and a strip of white stamped and coloured to match the front. Between the two, I attached a yellow border die cut with a die from Spellbinder's 'Antique Frame and Accents'.

I know this is not a true take on the colour combination, but it is the closest I could come with what I had on hand. I hope you like it.


  1. Beautiful card. I really like that background stamp and the dies you use.

  2. Seeing what you have done with that stamp, has just made me even more excited about getting it. I think your card is wonderful and I am totally inspired by it!

  3. So happy you decided to join our challenge! You did an awesome job and look like you had just the right tools for the job! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  4. I agree -- you did an AMAZING job on this and I'd never have thought to use that BG stamp for this challenge -- GREAT work!!!