Friday, November 30, 2007

Limited Supplies: Mini Focal Point

I didn't think I'd have a chance to post again today, but my little girls went to a neighbor's house to play, so I had some bonus stamping time! I checked out today's Limited Supplies Challenge -- using mini stamps as the focal point. The focal image had to be a stamp no bigger than 1.5 x 1.5". We had to limit the embellishments to one and tools to only two, plus limit the card layers. For my focal image, I used this little wreath from BasicGrey's Winterland set. I just got this set from Jacksonbelle Embellishments, and I *love* it! The images are beautiful -- you'll be seeing more of it in the very near future, I'm sure! The background is SU! En Francais. The cardstock is SU! Cranberry Crisp, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla. The paper is Wonderland by Cosmo Cricket. I obviously love this combination, because it's almost identical to my Sketch Challenge card a few posts ago! Ink pads I used were Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Crisp, and Certainly Celery (to sponge around the image panel). I also used markers (Cranberry Crisp and Chocolate Chip) for the bird and faux stitching. My two specialty tools are a paper piercer and stamping sponge. My one embellishment is the 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain. I sooooooo badly wanted to add Cinnamon Stickles to the wreath, but that would be another embellishment!!

I have a confession to make. The ribbon was originally placed higher on the card, but I totally screwed up when I stamped the sentiment, so the ribbon went to the bottom to cover it! I think I actually like it better down there! No sentiment anymore, but that's okay.

That's it for today -- please stop back tomorrow for my exciting announcement! Also, don't forget -- All That Scraps is releasing the new C.C. Designs stamps TONIGHT at midnight!!!

I think I might go downstairs and get the Cinnamon Stickles now... ;)


Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS Christina! LOVE this card too! LOL @ the ribbon issue ;) haha...we all do that...some(like me) more than others!

KimberlyG on SCS said...

I just found your blog through SCS. Your work is absolutely wonderful! You'll have to let us know how the Stickles turn out! :D

Kathyc on SCS said...

Great svae! I love this pretty card and thanks for the reminder that I need to USE this paper! I bought it last year and still have almost the whole pack! Thanks for the inspiration!

Doris said...

Downright ELEGANT card!

Shel9999 said...

This is gorgeous, Christina!! And the ribbon is perfect!!! (Noone would have EVER