10 December 2011

Stampendous Saturday: Pink Poinsettas


It's Saturday again, and that means the Stampendous team is playing along with our monthly challenge again!  This month we are having a color challenge…to use pink, cream, gold, and/or brown in a card or project.  I've cheated a bit this week, and stretched the rules....but I'm struggling with kidney stones, so I'm not being too hard in myself.  My card has all four of the colors in the challenge, plus more than a bit of green :)  Be sure to read all the way to the end of my post to find out how to win the blog candy I'm giving away this week!!!


I used the lovely cling rubber Poinsettia Silhouette for the main image on my card.  I stamped it twice, once in green and again in pink (on separate card stock); I fussy cut the pink flower out, added pearl brads, skewed it slightly, and popped it up on foam tape.  The whole card, including patterned paper, is sponged at the edges.  On the patterned paper, I used versamark ink to stamp the borders from the Elegant Borders perfectly clear set and then added chalk to them with my fingers until they showed up.  And just so you know how not fancy I am....I used my daughter's Crayola sidewalk chalk for it.


Please join us in our challenge this month, and link your creation(s) to the InLinkz located on the Stampendous Impressions' blog (or any team member's blog post that has the collection at the bottom). You don't have to use Stampendous images and/or products on your designs…but we sure love it when you do!  You have until January 5, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST to enter your creation, for the opportunity to be the one lucky random winner to receive this fabulous Stampendous prize, the Amore Frame Perfectly Clear set:


Here's a list of the fabulously talented Stampendous team members playing along today:

Taylor Usry   (you are here)
Pam Hornschu   (has blog candy!)
Jenn Dove (has blog candy!)
Suzanne Czosek  (has blog candy!)
Cyndi Bundy  (has blog candy!)
Add your link below to enter our challenge! (A note about the link tool: you can add your direct link from this post, or any Stampendous team member's post with this collection, as well as directly on the Stampendous blog. All of the collection tools are the same one, and all entries will show up wherever you put them!)

And now for MY giveaway this week!  You definitely want to win this set, just in time for holiday cards.  Check out the gorgeous Christmas Key set:

All you have to do to win it is leave me a comment here, on this post!  That's it - SO easy!!!! You have until Monday, December 12th at 6:00 Pm EST to leave a comment - I'll announce the winner on Tuesday and ship the set asap, so you can use it for some holiday fun this year!

*please note: for both the Stampendous prize and my blog candy, all winners must be US residents (for mailing purposes).

Supplies:
Stamps: Poinsettia Silhouette, Elegant Borders (Stampendous)
Card Stock: Killarney, Pink (Bazzill); White (Mohawk)
Patterned Paper: Heaven Sent
Ink:  Meadow (Ranger/Adirondack); Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Worn Lipstick (Ranger/Distress)
Coloring Medium: Chalk (Crayola)
Accessories: pearl brads, pearl button, May Arts ribbon

21 comments:

Wendy said...

This is a fabulous card Taylor. I have made some great cards with it. I am also in love with your blog candy set. I have used both of those stamps time and time again in classes. I hope you have a great weekend!!!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

very pretty

Marge said...

LOVE your beautiful card; always fond of beautiful poinsettias!!! TFS!!!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your card is lovely Taylor! I hope you are feeling better soon.

Joe Rotella said...

Wow! What great candy!! I'll have to consider entering the contest too! Thank you!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

oh - I'm so glad I stopped by your blog - I would have missed that the poinsettas are popped up!! awesome detail and makes an already gorgeous card perfect!

Janelle said...

This is beautiful Taylor! Gorgeous colors!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love your popped up pink poinsettias!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Ooooh, nice poinsettias! And I LOVE your vintage blog candy, gorgeous set! (and sidewalk chalk? awesome!)
Hope you're feeling better...

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card. Love the stamp you are giving away.

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Joan V said...

Ah, your pink poinsettias are pretty. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Annette said...

your card is just so pretty...thanks for sharing..

Indy said...

Gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the soft colors and the poinsettias are elegant!

FrancineB said...

Your card is beautiful! I actually had to read the sentence twice where you said you used your daughter's sidewalk chalk on your card. lol Very resourceful.

wendyp said...

Gorgeous!!!

Karen L said...

Gorgeous card, and love the slight twist on color!! Just a reminder that we don't always have to stick to the traditional, right? Sometimes switching up the color can make things look fresh and new!

Katie Gehring said...

Your card is so lovely! I love that you used your daughter's sidewalk chalk on the border- just inspired!

Michelle Y said...

Lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the details. I sure hope you're feeling better by now. :(

Jan Garber said...

Gorgeous pink holiday card! And you read my mind, I DO really need this postcard stamp set! So vintage!
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