Feb 25 2009

Thoughts & Prayers

The Thoughts & Prayers stamp set has certainly been popular.  Over the past weekend, Mary, Lisa and I did some cyber challenges and used this set a couple times.  I’ll link to them when I see they have posted their cards.

We used Amy R’s sketch as a jumping off point and the requirement of using Thoughts & Prayers.  Each of us used a different color scheme.  Makes it so fun to see how each of us interpret the sketch differently.

I started by using some of the Sale-A-Bration designer paper, Delicate Dots, that you can get for FREE with a $50 order.  I let the stripe paper determine my color scheme.  I started with the base of So Saffron.  I added a layer of Certainly Celery, first running it thru my Big Shot with the flower Textruz design (you can barely see it in the background in the photo.)  I added the striped designer paper to the right side, and then the blue polka dot designer paper to the left.  I rounded the corners of it first.

I used the floral branch for my stamped image and inked it with Certainly Celery, then removed the color from the flowers with my blender pen.  This allowed me to add back the So Saffron color with my marker.  I layered the Whisper White onto Sahara Sand.  Then I pierced holes in each of the flowers for a little more definition.  This piece went on top of the designer papers and I wrapped the So Saffron 5/8 grosgrain around the entire Certainly Celery piece and knotted.  (This ribbon is part of the ribbon bundle you can also get only during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order…it matches the designer paper perfectly!)  My final step was to add the Thinking of You greeting, cut with my Sizzix Lots of Tags die.  I added a small punched flower in So Saffron from the Trio Flower punch and placed a crystal mini brad from the Pretties Kit in the center.  Cute!

I think I’m going to have to call my brother, the dentist, today.  I’ve had a toothache for two days.  Ouch!  I don’t know what I’ve done.  I was just in there last week for an emergency visit when my filling broke off.  I bit down on something hard in my food…haven’t figured out what it was, but it did do some damage, obviously!


2 People have left comments on this post

Feb 26, 2009 - 09:02:03
AmyR said:

This is SO pretty!! Now I am really starting to want that stamp set! Thanks for playing along!

Feb 27, 2009 - 12:02:40
Rachel said:

OHHH, i have this set tagged in my SU! book. Now i want it even more now that i saw your beautiful card!! Great job :0)