Thursday, July 22, 2010

Three's a Crowd

This week's Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime149) was suggested by team member Deb Neerman: "Three's a Crowd"--to use two of anything in your design...not three, or four...just two.

I'm also submitting this card for The Shabby Tea Room's weekly challenge: "From the Garden."

My two items are two different layers (of two different papers) and two stamped images.

I stamped Stampin' Up's "Homegrown" artichoke image onto PaperTrey Ink's "Rustic Cream" cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Multiple Copic Sketch markers were used to color and shade the artichoke.

After coloring the artichoke, I die cut it with a Spellbinder Classic Square die (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store).

The crisp and summery decorator paper used for the base and background is Basic Grey's "Garden Variety"...available at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I then created a frame for my image with the next two larger square dies. I laid the two dies onto the green dp and taped them down, just to hold them into place before running them through the CuttleBug.

After making the frame from the green paper, I layered it with some of the rustic cream cardstock. Dimensional tape was then used to pop the frame up.

Additional touches: May Art's Natural Twine, along with a Stampin' Up's "Mini Vintage Tag" stamped with a Stampin' Up "Rough Type" letter /a/.

Be sure to visit the following Stamp Simply Challenge team members to see what they have for this week's "Three's a Crowd":

Sharon and the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Clare Buswell: July's Guest Designer

(Janine Orchard, Jenny Gropp, and Barb Schram are off this week)

If YOU play along, please link to Mr. Linky on Sharon's blog so that we are able to see your creation.

Have a great weekend!


Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful, Deb! Love this DP and that artichoke image ... so unique and beautiful.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Debbie said...

Absolutely wonderful!!! That artichoke looks good enough to eat! Another lovely design for us this week in the Tea Room, Deb :)

Becky said...

I love this!!What a fabulous card and fabulous design.

cbuswell said...

I LOVE this color, gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Another great creation! Love the image and that green paper together! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

What a pretty card this is! I love all the green and just adore that artichoke stamp. You did an amazing job on the coloring and what a fabulous framework you created. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

Linda said...

Wow I love this card. I would have never used an artichoke image all by its self. What a great idea. I learn so much looking at others cards. TFS

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the bright, crisp greens used for your card! This is an eyecatcher. (saw it in InLinz over at STR)

Janine said...

This is gorgeous!! That image is amazing!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

Love this very unique card. My husband loves artichokes! lol I love the colors you used. So bright! The frame really sets the image off beautifully and subtly.

Thank you for making vegetables (seem) fun!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Deb! I love the simple framed image! Very striking!