Thursday, March 21, 2013

Stamp Set Roulette challenge


My friend, Kara, posted an interesting personal challenge on her blog the other day. She grabbed two of her stamp sets at random and challenged herself to use them together on a card.

Thinking that this sounded like fun, I decided to give it a try. I reached into my basket of stamps, closed my eyes and pulled out two sets: Beautiful ButterfliesEmbroidered Blooms. This was even more challenging because I wanted to incorporate this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Inked Backgrounds.

I decided to stamp different sizes of butterflies on my background white cardstock using versamark and heat embossing them with clear embossing powder. I inked over the butterflies using fine linen ink.


To incorporate Embroidered Blooms, I stamped a leaf image over and over again on a diecut piece of aqua mist cardstock. The sentiment is also from Embroidered Blooms.


The banners were diecut using my double-ended banner die. The patterned papers I used are My Mind's Eye (floral) & Teresa Collins (music notes).

Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love the softness of the two colors. Great idea in incorporating the 2nd stamp set.

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous Leigh! I love those embossed butterflies and the banners!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun idea! And the results are just gorgeous! Great card, I am really loving the embossing and the color choices!

Joyce said...

Oh, you are brave, but this turned out so well--very pretty.

Kara said...

Awesome! I'm so glad you tried it..beautiful results!! I have my next two stamp set roulette sets picked out...I got Everyday Classics and Birds of a Feather:)

artful-notions said...

Well, it sounds like another new thing I have to try! Great results, Leigh, love the colors you chose, especially that bright yellow! Beautiful.

Teresa said...

Love your card, Leigh! The color combo has me wishing for warmer weather. The pop of red is perfect!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Lovely card Leigh, and what a fun challenge to play along with!

craftmates said...

Oh what a fun idea. and the result is lovely.-Irma

Jen said...

Great challenge!! I love the result!

Jen Adcock said...

Brava! Bravo! How gorgeous are those embossed butterflies!! Love them.

samantha's cards said...

saw this on pinterest already.. love it!

Rose A said...

Do beautiful Leigh!! The butterflies are perfectly placed and go so well with the rest of the card

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful card! Love the contrast of the soft yellow with the red and aqua mist!

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous Leigh. I love how you did the butterflies.

Linda Nicholson said...

Gorgeous card Leigh! You made both sets really work for you in the most delightful way.

Linda

Rebecca said...

I love how this turned out! I am envious of your stitching. I keep trying but mine never turns out useable.