Nov 11 2007

Christmas Wishes *** FS40 Challenge @ SCS

Published by at 11:08 pm under Stampin' Up! Projects

Peaceful Wishes River Rock 475

Hello everyone!  When I read the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge this week, I was so tickled!  This week’s Featured Stamper is StampOwl, a.k.a. Frances Byrne.  Frances is on the Hanna Stamps DT with me, and she has a marvelous gallery at SCS!   When you play the Featured Stamper Challenge, the first thing you do is peruse the person’s gallery, then select one of their cards to “CASE”.  When you stamp, you need to change at least 3 things about their card for your own version.   I knew I needed another project for my SU Stampin’ Club this week, so I looked for a layout with that in mind.   One of the members has requested that we do more Christmas stamping, so I knew my theme and I knew I wanted to use “Peaceful Wishes” as the stamp set.   Here’s StampOwl’s card that I selected as my inspiration.  I felt that this layout would work well with my ‘Peaceful Wishes’ plan … and indeed, I’m happy with how it worked out. 

My first sample is very close to the inspiration card …. in that I still used the Cuttlebug dry embossing folder.  I love the elegant touch it gives.  

Peaceful Wishes Artichoke 475Then I realized that I should create one that uses 100% Stampin’ Up! products for my class, so I immediately began to work on the second sample!  Even though I prefer the rich look of the wider grosgrain, I only have the narrow grosgrain in Burgundy & Artichoke.  So, I doubled-up on the ribbon to achieve a richer look on this sample.  Instead of the brads in the inspiration, I’ve exchanged that idea for paper piercing in the lower corner of the image layer. 

I’ve included a couple of steps on the central image.  First, I very lightly inked the Linen background with Creamy Caramel ink, and very lightly applied it to the Shimmer White c/s.  Tex’s Tip:  Then, to create the illusion of depth in the main image, I first stamped the central image, then immediately stamped the top image without reinking the stamp.  Next, I “huffed” warm breath onto the stamp to remoisten remaining ink, then stamped the lower image.   It’s very easy to achieve this look.  If you haven’t tried it before, just practice it on a scrap piece of c/s and you’ll be ready to go!

I hope you enjoy these!  There’s still plenty of time to order your own ‘Peaceful Wishes’ set if you didn’t fall in love with it last year.  *wink*  The cutting for these cards is very simple, and we have lots of time yet to create our stash of Christmas cards for early delivery.  Peaceful Wishes from me to each of you!

Card RecipeSTAMPS==>Fundamental Phrases, Peaceful Wishes (both SU);  CARDSTOCK/PAPER==>  Card #1 = Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Shimmer White;  INK==>  SU Markers Old Olive & Real Red, Classic Basic Black & River Rock;  ACCESSORIES==>  SU Dimensionals, 5/8″ Grosgrain, Sponge, Stampamajig, Cuttlebug Dry Embossing folder.   CARDSTOCK/PAPER ==> Card #2 = Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Shimmer White;  INK==>  Always Artichoke Marker, Bravo Burgundy Marker, Classic Basic Black;  ACCESSORIES==>  Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Narrow Grosgrain Ribbons in Burgundy & Artichoke, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Christmas Wishes *** FS40 Challenge @ SCS”

  1. Rose Kerry says:

    This card is beautiful, dang, I just loaned my set out today to a friend. This card is really elegant looking.

  2. Vicki says:

    Both of your cards are just Beautiful Tex!!!!! Very Rich and Elegant looking!!!!!

  3. jbalcer says:

    Beverly, these are just GORGEOUS!!!! I can’t decide which is my favorite!

  4. Donna says:

    ooh – simply beautiful…

  5. Rose Ann says:

    Both are so beautiful, Bev!! Peaceful Wishes continues to be one of my favorite Christmas sets, and your cards demonstrate why that is. I love the CBing and wide ribbon on the first, and the paper piercing and way you tied the ribbon on the second. Love them!!

  6. Suzy says:

    This is so beautiful – you have convinced me that I must own this set. Love the texture and pop of color.


  7. jami says:

    Oh Beverly they are both beautiful but the first one is absolutely DIVINE!!! I love it!!

  8. These are both gorgeous, Bev — love the layouts and that stamp set is one of my favs!

  9. Bev, this card is beautiful!! Dang girl, but you are talented!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  10. Kathleenh says:

    Bev, both cards are beautiful! I really like the look of the two ribbons tied together. Have a great day! -Kathleen

  11. Oh wow, I just love both of these cards!! (especially the burgandy one!) The “depth” in the main image is stunning!

  12. Oh, my, Bev! These are both truly wonderful! I’m sure glad I’m not required to pick a favorite because I’d be hard pressed… Beauties!

  13. Cindy Lyles says:

    Oh My Goodness Miss Tex these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!

  14. Chris Hauck says:

    Both these cards are just stunning! I love the layout and the colors. I love the use of the Old Olive and River Rock together. I’m certain I would have never chosen them myself but they do make quite a statement mixed with Real Red. I have looked at Peaceful Wishes so many times considering it to purchase but have never made the plunge. Thanks for sharing!
    Chris Hauck

  15. Claire says:

    I love this card, It so elegant.

  16. Debbie Olson says:

    Oh, wow–these are gorgeous, Bev! Great job on both!

  17. Beth M says:

    Oh these are both so lovely but the top one with the embossed background is fabulous!

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