5/7 Monday Makeover Challenge

I know, I know . . . it's Wednesday! But, I read about this challenge called Monday Makeover on Andrea Walford's Blog. Andrea is a fantastically creative stamper and a very successful demonstrator. I am always inspired to create whenever I visit her blog. Anyway, the gist of the challenge is to select a card that uses mostly or no SU products and make it over with all SU products. I selected this card called Beautiful Daisy from Valerie Stangle's blog. I love the colors and the way the daisy just filled up the panels. Oh, and the way Valerie stamped the sentiment in black and just a touch of a swirl . . . ummmm, just so awesome!! So here is my card:

I made my card 5.25" square. The black panel under the squares is 5" square. The Whisper White squares are all cut at 2 5/16" of an inch. The square center panel has a black base that is cut at 2 1/2" square. I used a paper piercer to make holes in each corner and stuck a Vintage Black Brad into the holes for accents. I realized too late that I didn't follow the rules exactly . . . we weren't supposed to change the sketch of the card and I did . . . I put my square on tilty like a diamond because it showed off the centers of the flower panels better that way . . . and I've never been one to follow a design exactly! I'll try harder to do so in future challenges.

My supplies for this card:

Stamps: Riot of Petals, Priceless
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Only Orange, Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, StazOn Black
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Below I made a tutorial that shows how I got the Riot of Petals to stamp the same way on every single one of the squares.

First, I stamped my image sheet with the Riot of Petals in Basic Black ink. That way it shows up nice for me and the photo. When I remove the ink from the image sheet, I take it off with StazOn Cleaner. Works like a charm. Then, I took on of the Whisper White panels and using Dotto repositional adhesive, I lined the square up with the lower right hand cross section in the SU Grid paper. (oh, I love my grid sheets . . . don't know how people stamp with out them!!)

Next, I put my stamped image panel over the Whisper White square and select the area of the flower that I want to appear on my white panel. When I am satisfied with the image placement, I take a pen and draw around the image sheet so that whenever I remove the image sheet, I know exactly where to replace it in order to get the image stamped again in exactly the same way.

Her you can see what it looks like with the image sheet removed

Now, I've put the image sheet back over the area I want to stamp, line it up with the lines, put the stamp-a-ma-jig where it belongs, remove the image sheet and stamp.

Here is the result after one stamp with the Orchid Opulence ink.

Then, I just repeat the same process with the rest of the panels, making sure to line them up with my center grid line in the lower right and replacing the image sheet and the stamp-a-ma-jig and stamping with the other colors. It goes so quickly - it's just amazing!

I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial and thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Beth M said…
Beautiful card! I love the colors and the layout is perfect!

p.s. Just sent you a PM on SCS.
beate said…
Kay, your card looks stunning! I love Valerie's work and everything she creates, but I have to say I like your card even better then hers.
Hugs and smiles
Angie Tieman said…
Hmmm, testing, testing, I left you a comment, hope it went through!
Angie Tieman said…
Hmmm, apparently it didn't, so here we go...it was something like this...lol: Love your card! I had never noticed that flower stamp before and now I must have it! Darn! lol!
Nancy Riley said…
So cool, Kay! Love Valerie's card, love yours! Very creative!
Susan (rainy) said…
I have the big flower stamp and have not used it yet. I absolutely adore how you have used it. Your card is gorgeous and I love the tutorial, too.
Silke said…
Fantastic card - Kay!!! Love the colors and the layout - well done!!!
Thanks for the tutorial!!!