Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Technique Lovers Challenge

This weeks Technique Lovers Challenge was to create 4 cards using one main stamp set, one sentiment set, one background and one color combination.
















I knew immediately that I wanted to use my new Doodle That stamp set. I have a swap coming up and I wanted to try and get some ideas. I also just got my new Oriental Trading catalog and it had some great color combos that i wanted to try. So I pick one that I thought would lend itself to the whimsical funkiness of this set and started stamping.
These cards are what resulted. I did the coral one and that got my juices flowing. Next I did the celery one. This one was inspired by a card done by jbalcer. Next I case a card done by Lynn in St. Louis. The next card I did was the turquoise one. By that time it was 3am and I was running out of steam. I still think it turned out cute but not as cute as the others. JMO.


For this card I used a Cameo Coral base. There are sqiggly doodles stamped on it with VersaMark, but it is hard to see here. I then placed on a piece of Certainly Celery that had been stamped with the swiggly doodle, this time using Chocolate Chip. I stamped the three flowers with timber Brown StazOn onto Very vanilla cardstock and then colored them all in with markers. I did one extra and cut it out then popped it up on pop dots and placed it over the middle flower to add some dimension. I then layered them on a piece of chocolate cardstock and centered it over the celery piece. I then stamped the word sweet from my So Very set and punched it out with my word window punch. I added a turquoise brad and attached it to the card.

This next card is in the running for my favorite. I stamped different images from Doodle That onto a strip of Vanilla cardstock. Then I colored them in using my markers. I also stamped a flower and added a stem on another piece of cardstock. I tried to add a ground but I do not like how it turned out. I will have to figure out something else. I used the ticket corner punch on all of the corner on the focal image and accented with brads. I also stamped the flower image onto the celery piece using VersaMark.


This last card is in the running for my favorite also. It was also the most simple. I stamped random images again in chocolate onto the very vanilla. Then I created a scallop strip using my slit punch. Then I attached both to a chocolate card base and covered my seam with chocolate ribbon. Then I tied on some brown dotted and ivory organdy ribbon. I finished the card off by stamping the word blessed in the bottom corner in Craft Vanilla ink.

Stamps: Doodle That and So Very Ink: Timber Brown StazOn, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Craft, Versamark, Tempting Turquoise & Certainly Celery paper: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise & Very Vanilla Accessories: Turquoise Brads, Word Window punch, matching markers, Stampin' dimensionals, Chocolate and Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Brown dotted (Wal-mart) and Ivory organdy

12 comments:

Anna said...
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Stampin' Valley Girl said...

These cards are awesome. I love everything about them. Great job!!!

Allison said...

These are very pretty cards...great use of colors here!

Kathy said...

Julie,
They're gorgeous! I love all of them and like how they're all different and you show just how versatile 4 stamps can be :-)

Heidi said...

These are so beautiful! I love how you colored them in!

Peggy Maier said...

How pretty - I really like your choice of colors. They turned out beautiful!

Donna B. said...

these cards are so cute! love that doodle that set - gotta get it!

Terry Molineux said...

I love all four but the chocolate one is my favorite TFS

SentimentsbyDenise said...

I'm loving the whole lot! Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kirsten said...
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Kirsten said...

Sorry about that - I didn't read first! I wanted to edit so I didn't sound like an idiot when I said the Black and White card!
Anywho, Julie, the Chocolate card is awesome, and I love the whole set!!! :)

Emilysuesue said...

Julie--Just found your blog this week. Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff! I used the chocolate card in my stamp class last night and it was the hand's down favorite! I didn't have enough ribbon, so, instead, I stamped canvas in choc chip on choc chip cardstock and then cut a strip 3/8" wide for them to use instead. Some of the gals used a hole punch to make the scallop look like lace-that's cute, too. They were all talking about what colors and stamps they were going to change that card to. I've never had that much talk about one card at a class ever! It's such a simple, but beautiful card!

Thanks so very much for sharing!