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Friday, February 13, 2009

Count Your Blessings

OK by all rights we should be packed and headed for Lake City,FL to THE BATTLE OF OLUSTEE but life sometimes interfers with our plans. Jessie is sick and it is supposed to rain all day Saturday. A cold wet ground and sitting inside of a tent all weekend is no fun but certainly not when you are not well. This is the main event of the year that we always look forward to going to. (insert pout). So we are driving down Sunday for the day which means I had time to stamp before heading to work. YEH!!

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Stretch Yourself where we were to use at least 2 things we did not normally use and list them. Well if you search my gallery you will find only a couple of cards with WIDE ribbon bc I do not do well with it. Just can not get it to work. Also when I do a SC that has a lot of layers I usually cheat some. Shannon says I am cheap I say frugile. LOL. Anyway today each layer is matted and the main image and cut out are both popped up. And since I don't usually attempt more than 1 challenge (teehee) I have 4 in this one. I stamped this gorgeous cross in perfect plum on some canvas material I had left over from making Jessie's gun sack to carry in camp for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Fabric. Then I glued that to some chipboard which I also never use and cut it out. I really love the effect this gave. I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Perfect Pink Kiwis. The cross, sentiment and corner designs are from a brand new just released set from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. I am still not sure I like how the ribbon turned out just bc that is out of my comfort zone. I heated the ends of the ribbon to make them twist. I applied some stickles to the corner designs. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Count Your Blessings - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: pink pirouette CS & PP, Perfect Plum CS & PP, kiwi kiss
Ink: perfect Plum
Accessories: chipboard, wide ribbon, stickles


Carolina said...

What a sweet card - love the green behind the cross it really makes it pop!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Lovely card!! Love that wide ribbon and your corners!!