Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Hello stampers,
     Welcome back to another weekly challenge from Broke Stampers Unite (formerly known as 2 Broke Stampers)! Yes, in 1 week we've decided to change our name in case in the future we decide to add to our team. So needless to say I didn't get too much stamping done over the holiday weekend like I had hoped & now I have to scramble to get everything I need done by their due dates, luckily for some I have a week or so to go. I also realized I never finished my posts that I had planned on doing for Monday & yesterday, so hope to get those done for next week.
     Now onto the real reason why you came here to see what my cohort & I decided to do this week. I should say this week is all on Carol, she had the wonderful idea of doing inlaid cards. Me, well I was more like "say what? Never done one! What are they?" thus the getting me out of my comfort zone began. I'm sure she'll be saying that for a few of my picks as well. One of the bad things is there aren't too many examples out there when looking for inlaid cards, so I did my own interpretation of it. So if I'm spot on GREAT, YAY me! If not, well I can say I at least tried & that this is what I believe they should look like.
     My first card, I saw a card on Pinterest where the demo did this for a whole background but I decided on just 1 leaf, because I love the look of it. Sorry I don't know who did the card I'm talking about as I lost the card & couldn't find it again. I used Whisper White Card Stock for the card base followed by a layer of Crumb Cake Card Stock which I stamped one of the sentiments from the Remarkable You Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. For the main image I stamped the biggest leaf from the Lighthearted Leaves Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, after that was dry I went around to different areas of the leaf & colored in with the Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen. When all that was done, I went to my Big Shot & die cut the leaf using the Leaflets Framelits, then sponged around the negative piece with Crumb Cake Ink, this was then attached to a Basic Black Card Stock layer which was attached to the card.
      Card #2 was working it's way through my brain as I was finishing the card above. I just hoped that it would turn out the way I wanted to as so many cards lately that I've thought up haven't. I think it turned out pretty much the way I expected it to. For this card I started with an Early Espresso Card Stock base followed by a layer of Old Olive Card Stock. Next came the inlaid part of the card, first I used Real Red Card Stock that was run through the Big Shot to emboss it using the Petals A Plenty TIEF (retired). Next I re-ran this same piece through again but with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits to start the process for the inlaid piece. For the stamped image, I used the Wondrous Wreath Stamp set, stamping the wreath with Old Olive, Always Artichoke & Real Red Ink & the bow with Early Espresso Ink, these were then run through the Big Shot & die cut with the same framelits. For the sentiment, I used Versatile Christmas Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink, then used the Banner Triple Punch for the ends. For the finishing touches I added Basic Rhinestones to the middle of the bow & to either side of the sentiment.
     I hope you have enjoyed my projects, now head on over to Carol's blog HERE, to see what she came up with for this challenge. 

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Sets: Wondrous Wreath, Versatile Christmas, Lighthearted Leaves, Remarkable You
Ink/Markers: Memento Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Other: Signo Gel Pen, Leaflets Framelits, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Banner Triple Punch, Petals A Plenty TIEF (retired)
Technique: Inlaid Cards

1 comment:

  1. Well done Terri well done!! You did a very nice job. I love the sponging around the leaf. Great effect. We learned something new...yaaaaay don't you feel accomplish now??


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