Sunday, September 30, 2007

SCS FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE FS34 BALCERIFIC

I got a little stamping time in late last night after everyone went to bed. Woohoo! Luckily, Beate had just posted this week's SCS Featured Stamper Challenge (FS34), featuring the gallery of Jenn Balcer. You can view Jenn's SCS gallery HERE. She is one talented lady!

I was drawn to THIS CARD of Jenn's to CASE for the challenge. I think what drew me in was Jenn's use of Elegant Eggplant, a color I haven't used in a very long time. I defenitely wanted to use Elegant Eggplant, but wanted to change it up a bit, using a color combination I've never used before. With the help of THIS SU Color Combo website, I stumbled across my color combo of Elegant Eggplant, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, and Basic Black.

I really liked the way Jenn used the "inside" sentiment on the outside of her card .... I never think of doing that! I always think of the sentiments from In My Thoughts as ones that would normally be used for the inside of a card. Love it when stampers think outside of the box that I always seem to be on the inside of!

The things I changed from Jenn's card: a) color combo, but inspired by Jenn's use of Elegant Eggplant, b) stamp set ... mine uses Bud Basics and Basics Outline Jumbo Wheel, c) I mocked Jenn's "scallop" border across the bottom of her card. She used the Polka Dots & Petals stamp set for a scallop look, and I used the Slit Punch on Apricot Appeal CS for my scallop, d) different sentiment, but same stamp set (In My Thoughts).


RECIPE
Stamps: Bud Basics (pg. 94), and Basics Outline Jumbo Wheel (pg. 94)
Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow
Ink: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow Classic Ink Pads
Embellishments: Apricot Appeal Button, Black Gingham Ribbon
Tools: Paper Piercer/Mat/Template, Slit Punch, Jumbo Wheel Handle
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

15 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy! This is a beauty!! Love it! Those colours are fantastic together. I love looking for new combos too ;)

Dottie K said...

Ooohh this is gorgeous! Did you miss me??? He He He Love the colors and the sentiment on the outside. Boy have I've missed visiting. I'm taking advantage of my brother's laptop.

Deborah said...

Lovin' this card very much! Just wonderful! TFS- Deb

Heather Summers said...

Love the verse on the outside of the card...I should do that more often! Nice work my darling!

Flossie's Follies said...

what a lovely card, what a great idea to use the sentiment on the outside. Love your color combo

Pam Varnell said...

Nancy,

This card is marveleous. I haven't used Bud Basics in a while. I had forgotten how pretty it was. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.

Pam

fran said...

Beautiful, girlfriend! What a lovely color combo - and a great choice of stamps!

Lynda said...

Very pretty Nancy! I really like the colors you used!

~Lynda

kathleenh said...

Ooh Nancy, I LOVE your take on Jenn's card!

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Nancy, this is sooo pretty! I haven't had the to chance to do the challenge yet, you did an awesome job!

Alexandra said...

This it truly gorgeous Nancy - you did Jenn justice!!! Love this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty! I love your color choices, scallops, and the whole card!!

Amy said...

Wow...the colors look great! I don't use eggplant that often...maybe twice! ha ha! BTW, I tagged you (I know, another one)...hope you don't mind. ;)

My Paper World said...

Very pretty, and I love the sentiment on the front!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE your color combo. :)