May 27 2010

Stamping 411 Reveal!

Did you have a chance to go over and play the Stamping 411 guessing game in celebration of our One Year Anniversary of Stamping 411 Sketch Blog?  It's been a fun year!  Selene came up with the idea for us to post one of the other Design Operator's cards on our blog, and have the readers guess whose card it might be from the style.  She'll be posting the Blog Candy Winners soon…so check it out!


I must have fooled a lot of people because guesses for me were way over the board, even from the Design Operators!  I hope that means I have a very eclectic style!  I think I confused everyone with Gretchen because she had posted the scallop envelope the week before…my card was already in the mail and I didn't know it!  But now for the Big Reveal…here is MY actual card.


I started with a base of Bashful Blue cardstock and layered along the bottom the diagonal strip pattern from Travel Journal Designer Paper.  The top Kraft layer, I stamped randomly with Night of Navy Classic Ink and the Sentimental Jouney Stamp Set.  I also used Itty Bitty Backgrounds for some added speckles of Night of Navy ink.  I wrapped two pieces of Night of Navy Grosgrain Ribbon around to the back to secure and hide the seam. 


I ran the Scallop Envelope die thru the Big Shot with Night of Navy cardstock, then ran it thru again with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder to emboss it.  I placed it on the front with a small Bashful Blue card inside that I stamped with Stampin' Up!'s Wonderful Favorites stamp set in Night of Navy Classic Ink.  Finally, I stamped the compass from Sentimental Jouney in Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink and punched with the 1" circle punch.  I added an Vintage mini brad in the center and adhered it to the envelope.


We sent our cards off to Selene to photograph…she did a mini swap and mailed them out randomly to the other Design Operators…I wonder who got mine? 


I hope you have a wonderful day!  My Stamp Clubs meet tonight…need to finish up getting ready for them and CLEAN my room!  lol!

4 People have left comments on this post

May 27, 2010 - 12:05:38
Patti Chesky said:

I admit it……I guessed Gretchen for this card.  We've been in several swaps together where she used the scallop envelope die.  You sure did fool me!!!
Love this!!!!  I've had the best year being one of the operators with you.  Looking forward to year #2.
Happy Memorial Day!

May 27, 2010 - 01:05:13

You definitly had me fooled big time!!! I thought this card was for sure done by Gretchen because of that envelope!!! Way to mess up my 100% score on guessing whose was who!!! AND by the way I got this awesome card in the mail yesterday and it is even better looking in person!! Thanks for a wonderful time on the design team!!! I love being a part of this wonderful group!!

May 27, 2010 - 09:05:46
Lee said:

Oh man I only got two of you right. I've been duped by almost all of you!!! It was fun trying to guess….I hope we can do this again next year. thanks for a year long of inspiration. It's been fun!!!

May 28, 2010 - 12:05:04
Gabby said:

I absolutely love this card! The colors, stamps, textures … waaay cool! I need to make a graduation card tomorrow and I'm gonna "borrow" this idea and change-it up to fit. I will put the gift card sticking out of the envelope! My sweet cousin will love it!