Sep 24 2010

Stamping 411 – Growing Green

It's time for the Saturday Stamping 411 sketch challenge!  Another sketch to get me creating this week…I like that!  i've had so much going on that it has been hard to be in my studio…but that is where I'm hoping to spend most of the day!  Well, except for watching the OSU Buckeye game!  Go Bucks!


So I used Stampin' Up!'s stamp set, Growing Green, for my card today.  You'll find that I took the sketch very literal and did it almost exactly as it is sketched!  I also needed a special color combination card for another group that I've been a member of for years!  I joined their challenge this week and we need to mail off one card to our partner!  So, this is the card I made her!



I started with a base of Rose Red cardstock.  I added some Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Paper to the front and then a Scallop Trim Border of So Saffron.  I used the new Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon across the top of the DSP and tied a bow.  I also added a row of the Pearls right along the ribbon…I think it really dressed up the ribbon!


For the focal piece, I stamped the rose flower in Growing Green with So Saffron Classic Ink in the background of the Whisper White.  Then I stamped the same rose on scrap Whisper White with Black Stazon, and colored it with my AquaPainter and So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker.  I cut it up and placed it with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front of the focal piece.  With the smaller flower in that same set, I stamped it on scrap Whisper White in Black Stazon ink and used a Always Artichoke Marker to color it.  I cut that flower shape into pieces so I could use it as leaves.


Finally, I stamped Just For You from Stampin' Up!'s Afterthoughts stamp set in Rose Red in the lower right side.


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators did this week with the sketch.  Then play along by uploading your card over there!  Have fun!

9 People have left comments on this post

Sep 24, 2010 - 09:09:05

This is so lovely Connie! Great idea for the pearls!

Sep 24, 2010 - 09:09:18
Kim P said:

Wow!  This is absolutely beautiful!

Sep 24, 2010 - 09:09:11
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is absolutely stunning!   There's just so much to love about it,….the big 'ol bow, the string of pearls, the watercoloring.  I really think you need to send it to me instead!!!!  LOL!!!!

Sep 24, 2010 - 10:09:20
Lee said:

What a gorgeous color combination Connie. So pretty and the pearls on the ribbon…well…just fabulous!

Sep 25, 2010 - 09:09:15
Kerin said:

This is so pretty Connie & the pearls are the perfect touch to put this card over the top!

Sep 25, 2010 - 10:09:21
Abi said:

Connie, I think this is fabulously beautiful.  Love it!

Sep 26, 2010 - 08:09:56

It is very pretty!  I love that seam binding bow, and the pearls.  Great coloring on the focal image.  wonderful job!

Sep 26, 2010 - 02:09:08

Very pretty Connie!!! I think that seam binding ribbon is my fav right now!! Love working with it!!!

Sep 28, 2010 - 09:09:08
basslady said:

this is so noble and romantic at the same time!
GREAT look!
hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo