Monday, July 9, 2012

Reason to Smile and Two Challenges

Greetings, Stampers! I've had this project sitting on my desk for a couple of days and decided to get my 'Crafter's ADD' under control and finish it. I got it all done, picked it up to look at it, and realized it was upside down! (Card opened the wrong way). I guess I got a handle on the ADD but not the Dyslexia! Thankfully, the Cherry Cobbler layer was cooperative and allowed me to take off the entire top section and flip it over. Phew!

I combined two challenges today, the first being the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge. I followed Lisa's lead and turned the design on it's side to allow for a greeting at the bottom.

The second challenge is the Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I love these colors together!

I used the Reason to Smile stamp set for this card, which is a two step set. In this case, actually three. First I stamped the Daffodil Delight step with the solid flower, then I stamped the outline with Early Espresso Ink. Finally, the center was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. I wanted the center to have a little bit more of a solid appearance, so I went over the stamped area with a Blender Pen.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Reason to Smile, Sweet Essentials
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series Paper: Floral District
Ink Pads: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

During July, take advantage Reason to Smile Promotion. Purchase this exclusive stamp set - a $20.95 value - for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products. 

Item Numbers:
Reason to Smile Wood Mount Set (item #131274), $5.00
Reason to Smile Clear Mount Set (item # 131275), $5.00

See the Reason to Smile flyer with images of the stamps in the set by clicking here

See a flyer with a list of products used for samples by clicking here.

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Melissa Davies said...

Love the combination of challenges on this card! A great card for the Reason to Smile promotion! Thanks for plating along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Deb said...

What a simply lovely card!! I love the colors you used and I love the way you flipped the sketch! So clever!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Linda Callahan said...

Great way to combine the challenges! Love this Reason to Smile set and you used it beautifully!

Jen Mitchell said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who puts cards together upside down! At least you were able to rescue it! I'm loving these flowers and your pretty card shows them off so well! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

Darling! Very bright and cheerful! LOVE it! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Monika Davis said...

Another great idea with the Reason to Smile set. Thanks for sharing it. I really wanted to turn the sketch too but didn't so I'm glad to see all the creations that did. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary. I can't wait to see your creations each week.

Mary Brown said...

What a fabulous use of this set and I love how you added just little bit of the red accents! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

HaHa, bet we would have never known it was upside-down. We've all been there! Great clean card and nice colors. Thanks for playing CCMC!

Connie Babbert said...

Don't you just love it when that happens! lol! Yours is one of the best cards I've seen done with that set! It's a little hard to work with, I think! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!