Sunday, February 9, 2014

Stippled Blossoms - Birthday

Hello, all my stamping friends!  Despite the crummy weather here, I'm in a very cheerful mood.  In the past couple of weeks I was chosen as a card challenge winner a couple times!  Last week the anniversary card I made for my brother and sister in-law was chosen by the ladies at Just Add Ink as their inspiration challenge winner!  So, I will be adding their badge here shortly!

I little further back, I made Headlines with my one layer card over at the Paper Players!

I haven't been making a lot of cards...but I have been enjoying the ones I do choose to make, and the challenges I have chose to participate in.  Today is another example of that.  I chose the color challenge over at Just Add Ink.  

Along with the sketch challenge at Techno Stamper!  It's Mary Jo's 300th sketch!  Can you believe it?  I think that's amazing she's kept it up so long!

So, here's the card .....

This is for my other sister in-law, who's birthday is coming up in about 10 days.  Some of my favorite things about this card?  The double stamping of the kinda gives it a 3D effect.  The embossing on the rose that gives it more dimension and depth.  Then, the combination of the wood stamp background (on an unusual color, no less) with the softness of the flower.  I hope she likes it!

As I said, the weather here has been cold and snowy and I'm about done with it!  Hubby was gone last week and yours truly had to shovel and snowblow!  I'm still a little sore...although not as bad I was expecting!  We got another 3 inches of the white stuff today.  I think we are right at our annual average and we still have plenty of opportunity to go above that!  The weatherman says we usually get another 12"-17" in February, March and April....oh, boy!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Fabulous - what a great sketch - love how you have put both the challenges together. Chantell JAI

  2. This is so pretty, Shelley! I love your rose and side sentiment panel. :)

  3. I, too, love the look of the Hardwood background stamped on Pool Party card, Shelley. The 'shadow stamping' of the sentiment looks great in your chosen colours. Beautiful card all round! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. What a fabulous mix of elements on this card, the hardwood background is a wonderful beginning and I love how you tied the bakers twine and the butterfly. Just stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

  5. This is a gorgeous card Shelley. The double stamped sentiment works beautifully - must try that myself. Thanks so much for joining the challenge fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  6. I love the striking contrast of red rose to the lovely subtle blue hardwood background. Your SIL will love this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink again this week.

  7. Such a beautiful soft pretty use of the colours Shelley. Love your shadow stamping and twine/banner panel! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  8. Gosh there are so many pretty things going on here! A fab entry for this weeks colour combo at JAI.

    JAI Design Team

  9. Wow! This is a beautiful card! How about I swap some of your snow for some of our heat? lol, it's been stinkin' hot here in Adelaide, Australia so a little snow would be nice! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.