Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Back to the Basics

Charmaine got a challenge to return to the "basics" of stamping. The simple stuff that got us all hooked on this fabulous hobby. This set from Stampin' Up! is gorgeous and simple, so I decided to challenge myself. I tend to stay more on the simplistic side but on occasion I find my cards taking my over 2 hours to make. *yikes* I stamped Staz-on onto the shimmer white cardstock and watercolored the flower using my groovy guava inkpad and the aquapainter. I stamped the image again on regular whisper white and layered the shimmery flower at a slight angle to give the flower more dimension.

I used blush blossom ink on blush blossom cardstock to give it a little background but not be overbearing. Ok, so I wouldn't have used a sewing machine when I first started stamping but I really wanted to use it, so I did! :) I remembered my motto that if it takes me 2 hours to make, odds are I'm not giving it away. So this took only a few minutes and I can easily duplicate it and send it off as a thank you, sympathy or thinking of you card. Isn't that why we started stamping in the first place? To actually GIVE our cards away? LOL Thanks for the inspiration Charlie!! xoxo

10 comments:

Janine said...

This is so simple and elegant. I haven't inked up this set yet... Just might have to tonight...

Joanne B. said...

this is so so pretty Jillian. Love it!

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card Jillian...Just love the simple elegance of it!!

Whimsey said...

Gorgeous; simple and elegant!!! Love it!

Diane Lapointe said...

Very lovly!!!!

Sandy Knecht said...

The card is "simply" beautiful!

JenMarie said...

WOW, this is so beautiful! Classy and elegant!

Julie Masse said...

Pretty card!! The sparkles really make it special! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh I LOVE it, Jillian! I'm so glad I could be inspiration. . .without even knowing it! :) Isn't it great to go back to the basics sometimes?

My Paper World said...

That's so pretty! Love the stitching!