Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Card ministry: Ladies' cards February 2012

I am so glad for the current Friday challenge over at www.stamptv.com. It really shook me out of my rut with all the inspiration I got. We had to CASE a DT, Jennie!
Here's the challenge link: http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/free-for-all-friday-challenge-case-the-dt-jennie-harper  - Be sure to follow the link to Jennie's page and see her gallery! (Click on Photos in the left-hand column)

What I usually do when the challenge is CASE'ing a DT is I start looking at the gallery from the 'back'. So I go to the oldest postings and work my way back :D I love to see how even the DT's have improved over the years - very motivational.

The first card CASE'd this one: http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/friendship-floral?context=user
Here's my version:

I used stitching for the first time and love the effect (although it's not too clear here - I used whatever spool I had on the machine). I might haul it out more often from its hiding place.

To stamp the flowers I inked up the flower part with the Memento Dandelion dewdrop ink pad. I then colored directly onto the stamp the green stalks with Memento Marker. I would stamp once in the bright color and then 'stamp off' a second time on the white card stock to create the lighter effect.

Stamps used:
Faithful florals- GinaK Designs
Enjoy the Sunshine - GKD

Materials used:
Memento dewdrop ink pad in Dandelion
Memento Tuxedo Black
Plain card stock from Tim Holtz
Background paper (unknown) - NOTE: The paper is actually cream with light brown print. To "yellow" it up I rubbed the Dandelion ink pad directly over the paper
Memento Markers (green stalks)
GinaK white 80lb card stock
Twinery Twine - Lemondrop

Tools used:
Corner rounder
Tonic paper trimmer
Edge distress tool (bought at my local sewing shop)

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:
http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/mmm-week-33.html (Flowers & leaves)


  1. Another wonderful card, great colour choice. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  2. A super card, love the colour choice. Your card would suit many ocassions. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

  3. A lovely cheerful card! Perfect for Easter me thinks. Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge this week. Suzanne

  4. Your beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous! I saw your card on ‘Make it Monday’

  5. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Hotshot Craft for our challenge
    hugs Sarah x

  6. Oh, I just LOVE those bright and vibrant colors! :) This is beautiful--thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

  7. Hey you , again! I too, love how stitching adds that little bit of "hmmf" to a card! Another stunning creation. thanks for joining in the LIIU challenge again! Good luck.

  8. Hi

    Oh, fabulous card, I love the bright sunny colour.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  9. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing this with us at MMM this week and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x


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