5/28 A Trio of Challenge Cards!

A Featured Stamper at the Great Swaps Girls Blog this week is Jimmi Mayo. I've long enjoyed Jimmi's work so it didn't take long for me to find a card to case. I picked THIS ONE. I kept the layout very much the same with a layer or two less just because I'm lazy! (or is that speedy? hee hee!) This card uses all Stampin'Up products. I always find it kind of fun to case a card that doesn't use SU and turn it into all SU. I only used Lovely Lilac ink on my flower panel. To get the flowers just a shade lighter, I stamped off once before stamping onto my Whisper White. The smaller flower is stamped at full strength.

Supplies I used to make this card:

Stamps: Priceless Paper: Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst Designer Prints Ink: Lovely Lilac, StazOn Black Accessories: White Taffeta, Pretties Kit, Dimensionals


This second challenge card takes us to Beate's Blog. She posted this Weekend Sketch Challenge. I didn't stamp even once this weekend so today I was making up. I LOVE this sketch. I used an unusual combination of stamps, but they all worked together so well . . . I'm kind of proud of myself! The lower portion of the card is stamped tone on tone with the background stamp from Dad's Day. The medallion that is on the main image panel as well as in the vanilla background is from the set Wanted. The round thank you in the middle of the medallion is from last fall's hostess set called In the Spotlight. This card's colors come from the SCS Color Challenge to use Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla.

Supplies I used to create this card:

Stamps: Dad's Day, In the Spotlight, Wanted Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla Ink: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Theater Ribbon Originals, non-SU ribbon, Marvy Punch for circle behind scallop punch, Scallop Punch, 1/2 Circle Punch, Star Punch, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals


My third card is also two challenges combined. I was taken with the beautiful J.C. Crew dress that Beate posted as her inspiration piece. You can see her post HERE. As you can see, I took my colors from that dress: More Mustard, Basic Gray, Old Olive and Soft Sky. WOWZERS - not something I would think up on my own!! lol! (But, of course, I LOVE it!!) I took these colors and put them into the Sketch Challenge over at SCS which you can see HERE.

The background panel uses paper from Basic Gray. I believe it is from a 6x6 paper pack called Scarlet's Letter. Anyway, it just seemed to "work" with the inspiration challenge colors. The main image panel has another medallion on it . . . this one from the stamp set called Boho Backgrounds. I don't even own that stamp set . . . but my upline let me stamp a few images from her set that I could take home with me and play with. Ya, let see . . . that was hmmm . . . about three months ago!! lol! But, I knew right where they were when I was ready to play!!

Supplies I used to create this card:

Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, All in a Row Paper: Basic Gray, Old Olive, More Mustard, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Scarlet's Letter background paper by Basic Gray Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Scallop Punch, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Earth Elements Brad, Dimensionals


Becky Carafa said…
What a wonderful trifecta, but I really like the middle one. I get so stuck with that set, thanks for the inspiration!
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WOW, you have been busy! Love them all! Great cards!
Nancy Riley said…
WOWZERS, Kay! All three of these cards are FANTASTIC! I'm so jealous that you were able to crank out that many cards in that short of time!
Courtney Fowler said…
Oh my! You are too stinkin' clever! I LOVE your second card how you used the thank you in the center. I have both stamp sets.... hmmm....
beate said…
Kay, I love your card. I love the paper you used. It's perfect for the Inspiration piece! Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles
beate said…
Oh, oh...me again. I thought the top two cards were a separate blog post. I wanted to tell you that those look wonderful, too!
Hugs and smiles
LeAnne said…
I like the middle one too---I love how you used the medallion to make the background paper. I am so lovin' this color combo!
Brooke S said…
Love the challenge card the paper is perfect..