Monday, March 7, 2011

Try Stampin On Tuesday Challenge #4

It is that time of week again to post my challenge card for the, challenge #4.  I worked hard on this on trying out some new things.  I have been wanting to make some of the new flower cards that have been showing up on stampin up sites but just did not know how to get started.  Not only am I blessed with the most wonderful products from stampinup but can say the best part of my day is first thing each morning when I talk to my sister Sandi, whom just happens to be my up-line.  Now how much better can a day start than talking to your sister for a hour or so....but most of that hour we are talking stamping!!!!!!!  "My best part of the day"  She coaches, pushes, and sometimes bribes me to get my cards done.  But today we talked about how to start the crunching up of the flowers with spraying water on the petals and smooching them up like a spit ball. Then carefully unfolding them leaving lots of wrinkles and letting them dry.  Well I was not too sure I could do it and had a hard time finding the perfect punches for my design but what do you think?

Challenge #4 Outside of card 030711

Challenge #4 Inside of Card 030711

PAPER:  Whisper White, Basic Black, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, First Edition DSP
INK:  Basic Black, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler
STAMPS:  Build A Blossom, Nature Walk, Fundamental Phrases, Friend to Friend
PUNCHES & DIES:  Extra Large Blossom Petals Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sizzix Oval Scallop Frame, Scallop Edge Long Punch
ACCESSORIES: Designer Hardware White Basic Jumbo Grommets, Fresh Favorite II Buttons, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot, Sponges, Hammer, Push Pad, 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Water Spray Mist Bottle and Water.


  1. Your flower looks fantastic Kathleen! I love the colours you have used.

  2. Another very pretty card, dainty and feminine. Your flower turned out perfect. Thank you again for playing at Try Stampin'.

  3. Very vintage feel. Thanks for playing along.

  4. Absolutely beautiful card Kathleen! You did an awesome job on your flower (especially as this was your first time). I love how you added the Cherry Cobbler berries and the use of the Bird punch for the leaves. And of course, your added bees add a bit of whimsy to the card. Especially always love how you do such a perfect job on adding the faux dots showing the bees in flight (I can never do these right). Lots of little details in your card. I think you have a perfect record for joining us every week on Try Stampin' On Tuesday -- thanks so much.

  5. WOW! This is ONE OF THE BEST cards you have posted. I love everything about it. I haven't done a flower like that yet (it intimidates me-LOL)and Sandi is a very good coach, not only in techniques but as your upline coach. Great job, Kathleen. TFS (I believe you will be one of the winners this week)

  6. Wow that flower looks fantastic, I Love all the layers and texture! Thanks for playing Try Stampin On Tuesday;-)