Monday, October 13, 2008

Loonie Stamper Challenge #9

Charlene picked this week's Loonie Stamper Challenge colors and I had to play because they were great colors (what PTI colors don't look great together!!)
I also just received a huge Papertrey Ink order, including all the colors of ink!! Yeah!!
I decided to use this awesome leaf from the First Fruits set. I believe that in some sets one image becomes a total "go to" image. The leaves in Beautiful Blooms is one of those images for me and I beleive this leaf is going to be one for me as well. I love it!!
So I stamped the leaf using Spring Moss ink. I was going to do the "rock and roll" technique and add some Aqua Mist to the outside edges but the color combo did not include that color so I refrained from doing it (but watch for a post in the future!). Then I ripped one side of the paper to give it some great dimension. Love the look of ripping on cards but rarely think to include it on my own. I was going to add some spring moss twill but it felt "too much" and then I remembered that I had some satin ribbon from Stampin' Up! in Kraft. So I grabbed it and tied it between the image and the rip. Next, I stamped the two smaller leaves from First Fruits onto a piece of Spring Moss using Versamark ink - a nice subtle effect! Finally, I added the sentiment "thankful" from Rustic Branches using Close to Cocoa - close enough to the Kraft color to work on this card. Easy enough to finish off the card by putting all of this on a Kraft card base. Note that the white panel is popped up with dimensionals!!
You need to check out all the Loonie Stamper's creations:
Thanks for letting me play along ladies!!
Donelda

9 comments:

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Holy~~Gorgeous! Yay, Donelda...you rock. Love your card. That's cool that you just got all the ink. Doesn't it make you wonder why you waited so long? Too bad you didn't live close enough for us to split shipping. Thanks for playing with us!

Deanna said...

Just stunning Donelda! I am so happy you play along each week! I love see your submission! And you are right... that leaf is perfection!

maria fiscella said...

Donelda! This is beautiful! You've made me look at that First Fruits set in a whole new light. Thanks so much for playing!

Regan said...

Donelda- this card is beautiful, very simple and understated- just perfect

thanks for playing!

Jewels said...

awesome, awesome, awesome!! I love that little leaf. Makes me want the set. Thanks for playing and linking up to us! See you again friday?!

Wendy said...

Look at you! Great job! It is nice to see others work and enjoying the challenge as much as we are! Thanks!

Littlekel90 said...

This is a beautiful card, Donelda. I really like the colors, and the leaf is a perfect stamp to "go to" for sure. I see why you love it so much. :) keep 'me comin girl!! Kel

catt871 said...

Beautiful card!!!! I am SOOOO sad you aren't coming to CCII!!! BOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Jessica G. said...

Very elegant card, Donelda! Congratulations on finally getting a chance to create with all those PTI goodies!