Monday, February 9, 2009

Jumpin Into a A Challenge!

Better late than never I always say! Up until now, I have tried to write my entries the night before so that they publish at midnight. Obviously, today, I am wayyyyyy behind. Hub is out of town and our playroom was a disaster that only a mom could fix. But here I am now and I have a cute card to show you.

I decided to participate in the Inspiration Challenge over at Our Creative Corner. They are a fun group of girls that are all so very talented. This month they have invited everyone to join them in creating cards that use a favorite embellishment. You pick a favorite embellishment and plan your whole card around it. I have had a lovely piece of ribbon stashed away for several months so I decided to pull it out and make it the focal point of the card. It was harder than I thought! I use ribbon often but this piece had 4 different colors on a white background. I also had my retired SU Unfrogettable stamp set on my desk. Weeks ago, I remembered this set and pulled it out to use somehow but there it sat, unloved and uninked. Well, the colors of the ribbon made me think of frogs and flowers so a card was born! I chose my favorite to feature here but I made 3 other cards as well. They all use a phrase and some combination of images from the frog set. I also used the SU Lily Pad SA wheel on the cards. (I love how that wheel accents the frogs so well.) Eventually, I will list them in my Etsy shop but for now, I only photographed the one above. For a better look at the sparkle on the dragonfly's wings, click on the smaller photo.

For the card, I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with my Copics. I found a list of comparable Copic colors to match the SU line, here. The dragonfly is finished with my Sakura Clear jelly roll pen for a little shimmer on his wings. The inside of the card, of which I forgot to snap a photo, includes a portion of the lily pad stamp wheel but is blank to allow for a hand written sentiment. As always, if you are not a stamper yourself, this card will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop. If you are, the recipe is below. Thanks for stopping by! I will be more prompt with tomorrow's entry. ;)

Papers- SU Brocade Blue, Cameo Coral, Always Artichoke, & Kraft CS. Stamps- SU Unfrogettable, Lily Pad SA wheel. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- paper piercer. Embellishments- ribbon, SU dimensionals. Pens- Copic G99, G85, B91, B95, G82, R22, RV02, R27, E27; Sakura Clear Jelly roll pen.


  1. What an adorable card! I miss seeing this set, thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

    Enjoy your week & thanks for playing along with the OCC!

    Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

  2. Toadally awesome :) ! This is one of my all time favorite stamp sets & you've done it justice!! -nancy

  3. This is SO cute! I LOVE the scene and your ribbon is AWESOME!!! You really did a fantastic job!