Tuesday, January 29, 2008

SCS FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE FS51 PAM VARNELL

My dear friend, Pam Varnell is Featured Stamper #51 this week on SCS! HERE is Pam's SCS gallery (StampingPam), and HERE is Pam's blog, The Stamping Addict. Pam is so incredibly talented, you've GOT to see her work! She has knack with unusual, bright color combinations that always leaves me thinking, "wow, I would have never thought of putting those colors together, but she made is work so beautifully!". Not only do I find Pam's work inspiring, she is a super sweet person and wonderful friend. THIS is Pam's card I chose to case for the challenge, and of course, I HAD to create a card in true Pam fashion .... bright, unusual color combinations!

I used the colors from the new Stampin' Up! East Coast Prep dp .... More Mustard, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, and Wild Wasabi. Things I changed from Pam's card: a) different papers and colors, b) paper pierced the bottom border instead of dry embossing with the Crop-A-Dile, c) reversed the sketch, d) the elephant's arm and ear are paper pieced a second time for depth, and e) omitted the butterfly image (what a PAIN to cut out! ... I tried!) and used the "Sending You My Love" image from Circle of Friendship. The More Mustard piece behind this image was paper pierced using the Priceless Classy Brass Template.

RECIPE
Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Circle of Friendship
Paper: East Coast Prep DP, Real Red Prints DP (Level One Hostess), Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Real Red Marker, Wild Wasabi Re-Inker with Blender Pen, Basic Black Classic Ink Pad, White Gel Pen (for Elephant's nails)
Embellishments: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template, Priceless Classy Brass Template, 1/2", 1", and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

22 comments:

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

This card is darling! I LOVE this set!
Glad to see that your feeling better and stamping again!

Alexandra said...

Oh, this is my favorite set and you have made an ADORABLE card with it. Love how you did that elephant, it is darling! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dawn Easton said...

Hey girl! Super cute card! You rocked those colours!!! FABULOUS! Great to see you ;)

Kim said...

Great card! Love how you used DSP for the elephant!

Kim said...

Great card! Love how you used DSP for the elephant!

Libby said...

What a sweet tribute to Pam - and what an adorable card!! Love the colors you went with (and no, I probably would never have come up with them myself). :)

the scrappy chick said...

Glad you're back Nancy! Love the card and the fun colors :)
Cyndi

Melissa said...

Awesome!

M.

Dottie K said...

Oooohhhh two cards in one day! Love the card and colors you used - just awesome. :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the color combo you used on this card, it is so pretty.

Amy G. said...

Awesome color combo!!! The turquoise elephant looks so cute! ;) Great job!

Lorri said...

Oh Nancy how I have MISSED YOU! Welcome back, and I'm SO GLAD to see you back on your blog!! :) Great cards, both of these!!! I really do love the elephant done in DP. You make this stamp set come alive!

Glad you're feeling better, girlfriend!

~Lorri :)

Pam Varnell said...

Nancy,

What you wrote on your blog about me was so sweet. Thanks for those kind words. Now, getting to your card. It's absolutely beautimus!! You do such great work. I'm so glad to see you back. You have been missed.

Pam

Jennie Skaggs said...

Gorgeous card...love how vibrant your colors are....great layout. Jennie

Carol said...

Glad to see you're back Nancy! Love the colors and paper pieced elephant!

Linz said...

Adorable, Nancy! I love the colors & that little elephant is so cute with that DP!

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE these colors. What an adorable card!!

Kathy W said...

Wonderful card, Nancy. Love the bright colors, and as others have commented, the DP is so cute on the elephant! Thanks for sharing, and also for providing Pam's link. She has an incredible blog!

Danielle Lounds said...

Woo hoo! You are back and with a extremely awesome card!!! Love the bright colors and the Blue Ellie. Glad to hear you are feeling better! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Just gorgeous, Nancy! LOVE it!

Rose Ann said...

This is sooo cute, Nancy!! I love all of the patterned papers, your paper piecing, and dimension!! Adorable!!

Corie said...

What a great card -- especially love the colors