Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Joyful Challenge

Barb Foster recently contacted me and asked if I wanted to kick off her Random Mail Stamp Challenge. The idea is to send someone a stamped image and have them use it on a card, scrapbook page, etc. Once you are done, you stamp an image and send it to someone else so they can play along. Now I have to admit, I was a tad nervous about the image that Barb would send. She totally rocks the Halloween cards and I was worried I wouldn't be able to live up to her standards. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the envelope and found this lovely, embossed Joy image. The colors were so pretty together and I loved the torn edges. I started off by using sketch challenge 183 on SCS. I just added an extra strip across the panels. This card has a bunch of texture to it. Along with the embossed image, the Sage Shadow background is stamped with Linen, the Reece cardstock was embossed with the Textile Cuttlebug folder and there are some holes poked along the top edge of the Chocolate strip. I pulled out my Build-a-flower set because it matches the flowers in the Joy image perfectly. I've never noticed that before!! So I stamped it in Palette Burnt Umber and Sage Shadow, then cut out the small Sage center and glued it on top of the Burnt Umber piece. For the center, I just used a regular old hole punch and popped out a center with the Reece cardstock. The whole flower is raised with a dimensional. Barb, thanks for challenging me. I hope I did your image justice!! Now it's my turn to send out an image. Keep your eyes on Barb's blog, she is going to keep an ongoing link list of everyone's cards. Happy Stamping!

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Stamps: Joy of Christmas, Build-a-flower, Linen
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Reece cardstock
Ink: Sage Shadow, Palette Burnt Umber
Other: Textile Cuttlebug folder, brads, mat pack, paper piercer, vanilla satin ribbon, dimensional

13 comments:

Melissa said...

Kim, your card is stunning! I love everything about. I hope that you, Ross and Nala are all doing well. ((hugs)) to all of you.

Danni said...

What a neat idea for a swap! Love what you did with the image you received! I love that Joy stamp.

Rachel Hope said...

You did a great job with that image!!!

Barb said...

Woo Hoo! I knew you'd come up with something awesome, Kim! I love all of the texture you've added in the background, too. Thanks so much for playing!!

Catherine said...

Kim this is gorgeous!

Cindy C. said...

I love it! What a great card.

Tammi said...

Beautiful, love what you did with it. That textile folder and color is perfect with that image, pretty!

BarbL said...

VERY lovely! Gotta love the sketches for getting cards together quick! Love the use of the stamped flowers as an embellishment.

shannon said...

This is beautiful! I love the color combo, one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

Dude! You totally rocked that! What a cool challenge idea too! That Barb is pretty clever! And way cool about the Build a flower working so well with that Joy stamp! Anna

Sarah said...

This card rocks!! You did an awesome job with the image. What a cool challenge. I'd love to play!

Sarah G.

Danni said...

I finally got a moment to complete the random mail stamp challenge!! So glad I was included!!
You can see my creation Here!

Seleise said...

gorgeous card! love how you played with Barb's image and the torn effect with the elegant background is just stunning!