Thursday, October 25, 2012

Celebrate Today

I'm actually posting this card a little early because I want to enter it in Stampin' Celebration's October challenge and there's only a few hours left! lol  I've been looking at their picture all month wondering what I could make using their colors.  Well nothing was coming to me and last night an idea came after looking at a card by Michelle Zindorf here (she makes fabulous cards by the way!!).  She talked about the technique "Direct to Paper".  Well that was a new challenge for me, so I thought I'd give it a try using some of the colors from Stampin' Celebration's challenge.  This is what I came up with...after a few attempts!  It was a little more work than I thought, but so worth it after I figured out what I was doing.   I must say that this technique is not for the neat stamper!  Sponging gets your fingers dirty enough, but trying to rub the ink across the paper was just as bad for me. lol  I hope you enjoy what I've created.  I stamped Celebrate Today on the bottom as a reminder to myself to enjoy each day...the beauty of God's creation, and family and friends to enjoy it with.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Evergreen & Perfectly Penned
Card Stock:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin Pads:  So Saffron, Calypso Coral,
Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo & Basic Grey
StazOn:  Black
Punch:  1" Circle
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack


  1. Oh my goodness, this is stunning! It looks like a painting!! So beautiful - thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!! :)

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and how you've put them together. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

  3. Beautiful card Sara!!! You pulled off the colors fantasticly! (is that a word?) :) Thanks for playing this month!

  4. Oh, Sara! This is absolutely beautiful! Your inking is gorgeous and the card gives such a feeling of serenity! Fabulous work, my friend!

  5. Congrats on being the "Pick of the Party" over at Stampin' Celebration! We all loved your card! Make sure and stop by blog to grab your badge! :)


Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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