Sunday, February 24, 2008

SCS FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE FS55 MARY JO ALBRIGHT

Today's SCS Featured Stamper (FS55) is Mary Jo Albright! Mary Jo is one of my all-time favorite stampers! The woman's got amazing talent ... always creative and unique! HERE is Mary Jo's SCS gallery, and THIS is Mary Jo's card I chose to case. You can see more details about Mary Jo's original card on her blog, Beauty Lies Within.

I was surprised to discover that Mary Jo's original card measured only 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" ... it looks much larger in her photo! Part of the challenge of case-ing the Featured Stamper's card is to change at least two things about the original. The things I changed include:

a) I used different colors and designer papers ... Jersey Shore DP along with Brilliant Blue (can't remember the last time I used that color!), Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, and Wild Wasabi.
b) I used three Bashful Blue brads on the right of the center Pumpkin Pie (Jersey Shore DP) horizontal strip instead of Mary Jo's paper piercing.
c) The three flowers along the top of the main image panel and the large flower in the center of the medallion are rub-ons from SAB Love & Happiness (white onto Wild Wasabi and Brilliant Blue CS).
d) The sentiment is from SAB Friendship Blooms.
e) The ribbon is Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
f) Mary Jo did some great things with vellum on her card, and I chose not to use any.

Like the look of the Bashful Blue CS piece on the medallion? Mary Jo shows how to do that with the Scallop Punch HERE on her blog.
RECIPE
Stamps: Friendship Blooms (Sale-A-Bration) and Love & Happiness Rub-Ons (Sale-A-Bration)
Paper: Jersey Shore DP, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue Brads, Pumpkin Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad
Tools: Corner Rounder, Scallop Punch, 1/2", 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

21 comments:

mjalbright said...

OMW....I LOVE THIS CARD. Is it possible to case a case?? lol
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for all your sweet words:)

Dottie K said...

Wow Nancy! This card is so stunning and love those colors. Your work is just amazing and so enjoy seeing what you create. :)

Mauna said...

I really like this card! The colors and the layers are great.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy! WOW! Love it! I'm still hoping to get to this challenge today. (sigh)

Dawn Easton said...

Wow Nancy, it's fabulous! I love the bright colours, so cheery!!

Fantastic job!

I haven't finished this challenge yet but hoping to get to it tonight.

Hope your weekend is going well my friend!

Tara said...

so super duper cute! I love the flowers with this paper...I had only thought of boyish type card to make with it...can't wait to try this!! :)

Lynn said...

Nancy,
Your card is fabulous, love the layout and the cheery colors!

beate said...

Gorgeous and fun!
I love it!
Hugs and smiles

Lorri said...

Great card Nancy! You always have a fresh new look even when it is a CASE! That paper is growing on me thanks to your posts!! Love your work....

See you on Tues!!

Hugs,

~Lorri :)

Beth Norman said...

Wowza, beautiful card!

Alexandra said...

Nancy, your card is gorgeous! I love that scallop accent too, it is perfect for this! Beautiful card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

LeAnne said...

How cute is this?! Love these colors together, that DP is so fresh & sassy!

Martha said...

Love the flower element!

Danielle Lounds said...

Ohhh.. I love this! And the colors are so bright and cheery. Fabulous! :)

Kim said...

LOVE this card!! Great card, and I love the layers!

Barb g said...

Hi Nancy, I am definitely in agreement with you on Mary Jo and her amazing talent; she is so extremely creative. It may be that I'm just so tired of cold weather, but I LOVE your color combo even more than the original! Your card just makes me feel as if summer is coming...it is bright and cheerful, fun and happy, totally COOL! Thanks for sharing YOUR creativity. Barb g

Laura said...

Gorgeous! Love your colours, bold and beautiful! The design is perfect and I love those 3 little flowers punched out!

Joanne B. said...

WOWIE!! Nancy, this card ROCKS. You did an amazing job. You've been on fire lately girl! Go Nancy!

Carol said...

Great card Nancy! Of course, you know I love that DP and ribbon, but I also love that flower and medallion underneath.

Amy G. said...

So bright and cheerful! Love it!!!

Lynn said...

What a fun card! Love all the details, layout and colors you chose!