Hello Everyone!!! Today I finally had the chance to play this week's Featured Stamper Challenge - who is none other than Rachel Hope!! Congratulations to Rachel!!! There were so many beautiful cards to choose from, but I finally decided on her Paula's Light card (which I only realised just now is also a FS card! Whoops!) because of it's simple elegance. I changed the image, omitted the sentiment, added a panel, moved the ribbon and added pearls. :)
I started with a base of red bazzill and layered with Very Vanilla and Basic Grey Wassail DSP. In the middle of the card is a panel of Very Vanilla cut with Label 8 Nestabilities and sponged (yes Linda I said sponged!) with Always Artichoke. Across that is more red bazzill with one side punched with the Martha Stewart Loop punch which is layered with more Wassail and some ivory satin ribbon. Then I stamped the cardinal and birdhouse from the Christmas Treasures Set by JustRite in Chocolate Chip and carefully coloured with markers and a blender pen. Even though this set is the large 3 1/4inch Circle set I decided to only use the centre and cut it out with the Large Classic Oval Nestabilities! I have to say I really like it in the oval! :) I matted it with some red bazzill cut with the Small Classic Oval Nestabilities and popped the oval panel up on foam tape. To finish I added an ivory satin bow made with my bow easy and some Kaisercraft Red Pearls to the corners.
Stamps - Christmas Treasures (JustRite)
Paper - Red Bazzill, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey Wassail DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Accessories - Label 8, Large Classic Oval and Small Classic Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Loop Punch, Markers, Blender Pen, Ivory Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Red Pearls, Sponge.
That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!! :)