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April 16th, 2008 · 12 Comments


I tried staying up for Kristina Werner’s fifth Color Inspiration challenge and managed to finish this card tonight. I may have to fill in the details later…

ETA: I started out wanting to try Laura Fredrickson’s Roll with the Punches technique and rolled my Spot On jumbo wheel in Certainly Celery ink on Whisper White paper. There was just a little too much white to my liking and I ended up punching out the circles and matching them up with the white wheeled images on Bashful Blue card stock.

I stamped “smile” from the Be Happy set in Close to Cocoa ink on Whisper White and matted the 1-1/4″ circle with a slightly larger Bashful Blue circle. I tucked a white scalloped circle underneath the Bashful Blue layer to make the sentiment stand out more.

Thanks for taking a look at my late night attempt!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Be Happy, Spot On Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron Prints DS Paper
Ink: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Craft Whisper White
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: clean & simple

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tanja fussell // Apr 16, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Love it!

  • 2 Diana // Apr 16, 2008 at 11:05 am

    That is so pretty! I wasn’t sure how to tie all the colors together, but I think you did it beautifully…and I was just thinking of twill ribbon for a card this morning…

  • 3 Tammy Hershberger // Apr 16, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Very cute! I love how you layered the scalloped circle behind the “smile” circle! Great detail!

  • 4 SmilynStef // Apr 16, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    You made it later than me … I had to call it a night before it was posted … love how you used the scalloped circle … very fun.

  • 5 jackie // Apr 16, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Vera, love the colors and the half scalloped circle behind the sentiment!!

  • 6 Becky // Apr 16, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Very cool! Love it!

  • 7 Katie // Apr 16, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I love the use of the wheel…but punched out! I also like the use of the scallop…I’ll have to try that one!

  • 8 Toni // Apr 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I love all the layers you’ve used!

  • 9 Deanna Woodland // Apr 17, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Really nice card, love the circles with the circles stamped on them! Very kewl!

  • 10 Lisa Henke // Apr 17, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    this is so cute, Vera. I love the punched out circles with the Spot On wheel. great job on the color challenge. I’m always a day late for these, but still doesn’t stop me from tyring them.

  • 11 Tegan // Apr 18, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Really like this card! I would never have used the orange colour with the blue…but it looks awesome.


  • 12 Carolina Buchting // Apr 19, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Hi Vera, just thought I ‘d stop by and say hi. Your blog is wonderful and so glad to be part of GreatSwaps.

    I think you’re card came out great. The sentiment element is unique and the wheel technique is the perfect touch. I think the white really makes it pop.