PP77, CCMC184, SSC237 {Whew}

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's not very often that I combine three challenges to make one card, but I managed to do it for this card!


The Paper Players challenge is "All You Need is Love" so I made a Valentine's Day card with the Love You Much stamp set.  I combined it with the color challenge at Create With Connie and Mary and the sketch challenge at Stamping 411.

It's fun to sometimes use non-traditional colors for holidays, so that's why I thought I'd make a Valentine's Day card with Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Soft Suede.  But by the time I put this together I wasn't at all sure that I liked the result.  I thought about coloring in the "love" sentiment with Blushing Bride but I was afraid that the Soft Suede outline would run.  I ended up by lightly sponging the embossed Pool Party vertical pennant.  I'm not sure that it jazzed this up all that much, but it looks a little better to my eye.


I also remembered that I mentioned last week that I wanted to share some photos of an ink pad storage system that I received for Christmas, and then I completely forgot to upload the photos!  So here it is:


This holds 96 ink pads plus markers and ink refills!  Oh my!  Here's a close up.


It came unfinished, so I stained it then gave it a couple of coats of polyurethane.  I love it.  It's big, but it is exactly what I needed to keep everything organized.  Santa is so awesome!

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17 Responses to “PP77, CCMC184, SSC237 {Whew}”

Tammy Fite said...

Love the clean lines of this! It's very pretty!

My Creative Side said...

Beautiful card......You need to send Santa a letter asking him where he got this!!!!! its amazing!!

Terry Duncan said...

Love the card...beautiful! I would also like to know where Santa found this awesome storage for the ink pads, etc. Please let me know if you can. Thanks, Terry

Deb said...

I love the clean lines and simplicity of your card! I think that the outline is great just the way it is! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Nance Leedy said...

I think it's perfect just the way it is! The sponging on the embossed panel really makes it pop! Clever girl to combine 3 challenges in one...way to go! So glad you joined us at CCMC and The Paper Players this week!

Linda Callahan said...

I just love your clean style - this card is terrific! I need to come over for lessons! And I need to come over for a close up look at that storage unit - wowza!

Selene Kempton said...

OMG, clean and simple gorgeousness! So pretty!!

Mary Brown said...

I just love mostly white cards with a touch of color and you pulled this off beautifully! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Nasir said...

Simple and elegantly terrific design.

Plastic cards
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Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Fresh, clean and beautiful!!!

Lisa said...

Clean, simple and pretty! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Lesley said...

Awesome card Jen. Way to go combining the challenges. I love that storage system, where did it come from?

Connie Babbert said...

Lovely!!! Nice and clean and crisp looking... Nice ink pad storage, too...you must have been VERY nice this year! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Ann Schach said...

Clean, simple and lovely...as always! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

jaydee said...

CAS perfection Jen. My eye always feels so rested when I visit your cards and I love it!
great storage from Santa, too!
thanks for joining the Paper Players
hugs
jaydee

Anne Marie Hile said...

Crisp, clean and all-around gorgeous, Jen! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Patti Chesky said...

The Pool Party just makes this clean and simple card "pop". Love this!!!