Thursday, May 24, 2007

Challenged and Struggling!

Hi everyone! I finally made a card for an SCS challenge, but I must say, I am a bit disappointed with my efforts. I had a lot of trouble with this one!

1. I tried to use my Well Worn Words BG stamp. I've had this stamp for months now, and never use it. I finally pulled it out to use it, and it does not stamp well at all!! I have tried to rub it on my jeans to get that sheen off of the rubber, but that doesn't help! So, that explains the muddy looking background on the old olive card base.

2. I just couldn't find a stamp set that I wanted to use so that led me to my endless piles of flowers. So that endeavor led to hours of plowing through my grab bags of primas and various flowers. I totally was derailed by that. I love those flowers! Finally, I settled on this green Bassill flower and a purple prima. The center is a button I found at Wal Mart!

3. Then, I had to choose some sort of sentiment. I knew that I wanted to use this cute little Family Treasures scallopped and oval punch, so that led me to Fancy Flexible Phrases. I love this set! So pretty and as the title states, so flexible!

All in all, it's not a bad card, but not my favorite. But, I'm out of my stampin' funk and sometimes you just have to stamp through it and get onto the next project!

I hope you all have a great day and go check out some Splitcoast challenges! If you're new to splitcoast, go to then on the right side of the screen (scroll down a bit) you'll see a list of the challenges day by day. Click on the challenge you're interested in trying and go for it! It will make you a better stamper and it's just fun!
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Melissa said...

I'm lovin' it! Way to go!

beate said...

I really like this card as well. Everything looks so pretty together.

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

I think you're way too hard on yourself! It's gorgeous! I love how you trimmed the oval.
I had the same background problem with my Paisley stamp. I used Mellow Moss craft on Always Artichoke and it dried really weird so you couldn't see the pattern.

Tracy said...

i think this card is just lovely!