Friday, June 24, 2011

Stampin' with Dymonz

Hmph, after following the background-making challenges at Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space for 2 weeks, I didn't manage to participate in the 3rd challenge, where we made a finished page. Sigh, June has busted out all over and has completely gotten away from me (much like the spider population on our porch; it's like a Charlotte's Web Fan Club convention out there, with really large, surly fans). So now I'm determined to participate in the next few weeks' challenges, beginning with the current Drop Shadow Stamping theme.

Dymonz has already posted next week's project as well, which is super-fun, so be sure to check it out.

The Challenge recipe for this week's card is: Drop Shadow Stamping technique; at least one other stamping technique; ribbon; 3 flowers; "gems" of any type; at least 2 distinctly different papers; "Sympathy" theme.

I used watermark ink to create the drop-shadow; it's very light, but I like the effect. I'm going to have to practice this technique (this is only the 2nd time I've done this, the first being after a prompt by Dymonz at the Shack a few months ago). The second stamping technique is heat-embossing, which I used for the inside flourish and the cut-out flowers. The ribbon is just boring-white, but I wrapped it completely around the card. I stamped the flourish several times, cut them out and affixed them with gemstone brads. I technically used three papers: plain white for the stamped portions, linen for the base, and a double-sided Designer sheet for the patterned portions (oh, four: there's a shiny green layer on the back). I printed this lovely sentiment from Shannon's Sentiments directly onto the linen paper.

I made a Joy Fold card, my new go-to card technique. You should see the gorgeous Joy Fold cards folks have posted over at the Scrap Shack (scroll through the comments for all the images)! I used my scallop-edged square punch for the pieces. My Cricut's cutting has been hit-or-miss lately, so I've rediscovered the joys of straight lines and punches.

Inspiration:
Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space Challenge #6
Stamps:
digital sentiment from Shannon's Sentiments, Flowers & Butterfly by Stampin' Up!, flourish & inside sentiment from Regal Greetings set by {ippity} Stamps
Paper: Recollections, DCWV, DP from stash
Tools:
InDesign, HP printer & ink, Fiskars papercutter, Marvy heat tool & punch, MS detail scissors
Other: ZipDry glue,
Offray ribbon, Stampendous embossing powder, Versamark & Stampin' Up! inks, Recollections gem brads

7 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Oh my goodness....you are makin' me feel really inadequate, LOL! You just amaze me...this is such a treat...well done!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

CG this is gorgeous. Love the muted tones, perfect for this kind of card. The ribbon had to be white here I fel, good choice. Thankyou for sharing this at Stampin' Dymonz' Creative Space this week

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Christine...poor you with Charlotte's web on your porch; I have arachnophobia so I feel for you. This is a very lovely card with wonderful stamps - beautiful papers! Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge at Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space. ;~)

Especially_For_You said...

This is a beautiful card, and the quote on the front is one of my favorites!

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Priyanka said...

OMG this one is excellent, very unique style you bring here, grt.

Stampin' Dymonz said...

Beautiful card Christina! I actually love the white ribbon on this card -- it adds just the right touch IMO. I think a cream or darker ribbon would not have given the same effect. Great sentiment and I love your choice of paper. I love how light the shadow came out -- makes it look more "real" like a gently shadow something that delicate would create. Very nice! Thank you for participating in Challenge #6 at the Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space!

Julia said...

This is trully a beautiful card, so many details. Great job!!!!