Monday, April 12, 2010

Stamping 411 Challenge and Demo Swap

I created this card for two reasons. One is apart of the Stampin 411 Saturday challenge and the other is for a demonstrator meeting swap. If you click on the link, you can see the sketch that I used to make this card. I scored the blue paper using my paper cutter to make the checkered background. I border punched the yellow paper. I used one of the stamps from the Flower for All Seasons set. It's a great set with four different flower pots. I used the earth elements crayons and blender pens to color in most of the stamp. I used the colored pencils and blender pens for the tulips. I stamped happy mother's day with versamark then used my stampin' pastels to add a little color. I am very happy how this card came out. It's inspired me to make a flower pot card for Mother's Day to send to my mom and mother-in-law. Check back this week for pictures of my version of a flower pot card.
My demonstrator meeting is tomorrow night so check back for the cards I get from the swap. There are always great cards from the other demonstrators.
Here are the supplies and directions I used to make this card:
  • Bordering Blue 8 1/2 by 11 paper cut at 5 1/2 then folded at 4 1/4.
  • So Saffron paper cut 4 by 2 1/4 then punched with Eyelet Border Punch.
  • Sage Shadow paper cut 1 3/4 by 2.
  • Flower for All Seasons stamp set stamped onto Whisper White paper cut into 1 1/2 by 1 3/4.
  • Using Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens, color flower pot
  • Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon cut 2 3/4 then wrap and glue onto back of So Saffron.
  • Stamp happy mother's day from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set with Versamark then using Stampin' Pastels, rub Sage Shadow over happy mother's day to add color to stamp.
  • Glue So Saffron onto Bordering Blue

Thank you for looking and reading!


  1. Cool checkered background! Nice colors too, great job with the sketch :)

  2. Love the scored background!!! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

  3. What a sweet card! The scored background is a great idea.

  4. Very pretty card! I love the scored lines on the background! Great job with the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch!


  5. Clean, simple and gorgeous! So pretty!

  6. Nicely done - I just love that little image you used! I'll bet your swap card was a hit!

  7. I love this little stamp set and use it often. Very nicely done.

  8. that little image, one of my favorites. Thanks for playing along with the sketch this week!