Thursday, October 18, 2007

Back to My Roots!


I've been neglecting my Stampin' Up! stamps lately. SU! was the reason I fell in love with stamping, and the stamps and products are still among my favorites, so I decided that my Sketch Challenge card would be made with only SU! supplies (well, except the Cuttlebug and sewing machine). I'll just point out a few things I did, and I'll list the supplies at the end of the post. For the background, I lightly inked parts of En Francais with Chocolate Chip ink and stamped it on the Brocade Background paper. I then machine stitched a border with brown thread. The horizontal panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug and Textile Texture embossing folder, then I sponged Chocolate Chip over it to make the embossing pop. There is also sponging around the dp and the vanilla panels. For the focal image, I stamped one of the images twice with River Rock ink. The center image was stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I looooove how it looks -- I'll definitely be doing that again!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit. I noticed that my hit counter has passed 10,000 hits! I never thought that would happen, much less in just three months! I was hesitant to start this blog, but I'm so glad I did -- I have learned so much and have made many new friends! Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement -- it has really helped me more than you know! :)

I hope you have a great day -- the weekend's almost here! :)

Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Warm Words, En Francais Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Paper: Brocade Background dsp Ink: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Chocolate Chip Craft Other: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, lg oval punch, Choc Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Iridescent Ice EP, Heat Tool, Cuttlebug & Textile Textures folder, sewing machine & brown thread, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

16 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Christina! THAT card is why you are one of my most FAVE stampers! It's gorgeous! All the details you put into that card. I always want to recreate something you have done (CASE) but don't think I could do it any justice! LOL!
I'll just keep admiring your FANTASTIC work!
Have a GREAT day!

Cathy I. said...

Beautiful!!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Christina,
I just found you through splitcoast, because of this awesome card. I just subscribed to you as well. Beautiful photographs of the deer and speaking of deer I love the adorable canister with the cute deer stamp!! Happy stamping and congrats on your 10,000 hits!

Carol said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combo and the embossing!

Tina said...

Gorgeous, stunning, beautiful!

Christi said...

This card is georgeous!!!

Shel9999 said...

This is SO pretty, Christina! I've been neglecting my SU stamps as well. They're sad. lol. I should use them. You've inspired me...now I just need the time.

Dottie K said...

Wow this is beautiful. Love those colors. Some many details. :)

sophia landry said...

Beautiful! I just love the layers and the richness of the textures and colors. Great card!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! LOVE THAT "ROOT STAMPING"!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful card...everything is BEAUTIFUL!

Patti Gingrich said...

So lovely! TFS

DanaK said...

What a gorgeous card! That is one of my favorite SU sets these days. And that CB embossing folder looks fabulous the way you've used it here. Looks like I'm gonna have to have that one too.... :)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOH this is just gorgeous!! I love the mix of stamps, colors, embossing..wow! gorgeous!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Oh My....What a Fantabulous card!!!! Love it!!!

Hugs,
Lisa B <><

sherryann said...

I love your cards they are fantastic. I get inspired to pull out my old SU sets and use them.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Beautiful, Christina! I so know what you mean -- I go through such phases in my stamping where I play with one companies images for a while, then another, and then a different one! It's great to have such options, but I agree that most of us have to give credit -- or blame! -- to SU! and they certainly deserve a little love from us every so often!

Again, gorgeous card (like everything else you do!)