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).
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