Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ellen's Challenge

This card is for Ellen's Challenge that she's running at her blog right now. We are to choose one of nine layouts of the projects she has posted since July 1st, and use a Lockhart Stamp in the design. This "Sunflowers in Summer" card is the design layout card I chose. My card is more of a CASE than anything else, but it was quite a challenge!

My Marvy Uchida scalloped circle punch cannot reach very far into the card, so I had to use my Fiskars Scallop Paper Edgers for the scalloped circle (ask me how easy that was...ha, ha). It would have been almost effortless with the new Spellbinders Scalloped Circles that Ellen will be offering at her store soon. My other challenge was piercing the swirl designs. I don't own any of the Ornare templates, (hopefully I will be able to get one Friday during Ellen's big sale) so I used the only template I have with something that could pass for a swirl. I used my retired Bodacious Bouquet Classy Brass template from SU.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Strawberries-Lockhart Stamp Co.
Card Stock: White PaperTrey
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Fiskars Scallop Paper Edgers, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol, Bodacious Boquet Classy Brass & Piercing Tool, Stardust Pen, May Arts Ribbon

20 comments:

fran said...

This is sooo cute! And "duh" me - I never thought of using a template for the swirls. I've learned something today!

Angel W said...

Hey, your template worked perfectly. It looks awesome!

Dawn Griffith said...

OMG Girlie this is soooo yummy and delish .. I love your card soooo simply wonderful ...
xoxox
Dawn

Julie Masse said...

Simply beautiful! Love the paper piercing!!

chelemom said...

WOW! I can't believe you cut that circle by hand...I could never do that...unless you wanted the look of a lopsided circle! Gorgeous!

Angie said...

Stunning card, I love it, white is my favorite color.

Flossie's Follies said...

What a beautiful and elegant card, love the simplicity of it, and you did that circle with scissors, oh my.

Anonymous said...

You did a beautiful job. Love the card.

Anonymous said...

This turned out great!!!

-SandyB

Bethany Paull said...

This is gorgeous! I love it in white with the paper piercing.

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

This is so sweet & pretty! I still don't have any Lockhart stamps, I've resisted - but man, they look like so much fun to color! Maybe this Friday with Ellen's sale I'll have to cave...

Leslie Miller said...

I really like this, Rose Ann! It's so delicate, fresh and clean with the red and white. Pretty scallops and swirls and that yummy bowl of berries! Just the perfect touch of ribbon, too! Love this!

Lori Craig said...

delicious! Love your card, Rose Ann!

Bonnie Weiss said...

That card would have to be one of the most stunning that I have seen for a while. So simple, so elegant and so striking. It's just beautiful!! (Do you think I like it??!!)

dd2njoy said...

Very very nice!!! It's great to see a simple white card,and that little polka dotted ribbon is too cute! What a wonderful card!!

joslyn said...

okay, this is the cuesest that i have seen in awhile. my new fav for now. love love it!

Tracy Koufos said...

This is so cute and I love how clean and refreshing it looks. Thanks for sharing your craft. I hope you like to play, "tag", you're it. Please share 7 things about yourself that others may not know and then "tag" 7 others.

Nancy Grant said...

What a stunning creation! WOW!
:-)

lindsey said...

WOW! look how much I missed! This is stunning! LOVE the piercing, stamp, I love it all!

EllenH said...

Rose Ann, Thank you so much for participating in this challenge! I LOVE your card - crisp, clean, simple and elegant! Pure perfection! Thank you again for sharing your creativity with us!