Saturday, September 13, 2008

Virtual Stamping Night (VSN) Part 1

Tonight is the SUPER-Stampers first Virtual Stamping Night. We are only a small group but we are spread across Australia so our leader Nerine has organised 3 challenges for us to complete at the same time tonight. For more details you can visit her blog here.

This is my card for the first challenge. The rules were simple - use Elegant Eggplant, Taken with Teal and Old Olive to make a card.

The set "Close as a Memory" was sitting on my desk so I thought "Why not?" I do love the way the bunch of flowers has come out. I coloured on the stamp with Watercolour Wonder Crayons (Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive) and then misted the stamp very lightly with water. It was then stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock. The resultant image is very soft and like a watercolour. I then stamped the same image on a Taken with Teal scrap using Versamark ink. The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive on the Ivory again and mounted on Old Olve. This is then adhered to the card over the ribbon (Old Olive wide grosgrain) using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Sympathy cards are not the easiest to make but it always good to have a few on hand. You never know when you need them, and when you do is when you feel least like making them.

Check out Nerine's blog for her card and those made by the other SUPER-Stampers.

Come back in an hour (about 9pm Australian CST) to check out the result of the next challenge.


Nerine .P. said...

Very nice Sharon...and well done to keep it in the time limit.

PS, I need some of that wide grosgrain - will definately be in my next order

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors!