Saturday, March 28, 2009

i{heart}2stamp challenge

I so wanted to join in a challenge today, and I got to!!:) Here is my card for the challenge, I wish the lighting in my kitchen was better :(

Here is a mini-tutorial on how I made the card:

Card Stock - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and some patterned paper I had
Stamps - Charlotte Ketto from Stamping Bella, Define Your Life "unique" stamp from SU, Friend and Forever from SU Fundamental Phrases
Ink - Basic Black and Pacific Point Classic Stamp Pads from SU
Other - Hooray Designer Hardware from SU, Blender Pen from SU, Stampin' Pastels from SU, Scallop punch from SU, Paper Trimmer, Crop-a-Dile tool, sponge, Snail or other adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, scissors

Make card base from Whisper White 10" x 6", fold to 5 1/2" x 6"
Also in Whisper White, cut 2 pieces: 4" x 2 1/2" and 3 3/4" x 2 1/4"; using sponge ink around edges of these two pieces with Pacific Point ink.

From Tempting Turquoise card stock, cut 2 pieces: 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" and 3 7/8" x 2 3/8". On the bigger piece, take and rough up the edges all around using either your bone folder, distressing tool, or your fingernail. Also cut out one scallop using the Scallop punch. Then cut into the scallop; I cut in every other scallop to make something that looked kind of like hearts.

From patterned paper of your choice, cut 1 piece 4 3/4" x 5 3/4".

Stamp main image onto the smallest piece of Whisper White. Using Stampin' Pastels and a Blender Pen, color the image to your liking. I used Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise pastels.

Make a small strip with Tempting Turqoise card stock (I used a little scrap). Then cut into the end of the strip to make a banner. Stamp on this strip a word or two; I used Friend and Forever stamped in Pacific Point ink.

Layer on top of your Whisper White card the patterned paper and the bigger piece of Tempting Turquoise (this goes along the top of the card). Then layer the Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and stamped image on top of each other using adhesive. Adhere this layered group down on the card as shown above in picture.

Stamp using Pacific Point and the Unique stamp from Define Your Life into the Tempting Turquoise card stock.

Then down in the blank corner punch a hole for your Designer Hardware. Also punch a hole in the middle of your scallop. Layer the scallop and the hardware and affix to the card using the Crop-a-Dile tool.

Adhere your banner over the bottom of your stamped image using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Hope you enjoyed this!:)


  1. Great tutorial and card. I love the banner strip! I will have to try that sometime.

  2. Great card! Can't wait to get my Kettos!! Thanks so much for playing along and good luck! Hugs-Jd

  3. great instructions and a good reminder for me to get out my stampin pastels and use them. Love how you colored 'Charlotte Ketto'.