Sunday, April 13, 2008


I know I've said this many times before, but here it goes again .... "River Rock is impossible to photograph!". Sometimes it looks like Old Olive, and in this case it looks like Creamy Caramel ... at least on MY computer screen ... go figure???? Anyway, this IS RIVER ROCK !!!!

Today's SCS Featured Stamper (FS62) features the gallery of Jodi, aka Kharmagirl. Jodi is fabulously talented, and super sweet (she always leaves the nicest comments for me!). HERE is Jodi's card I chose to case. I changed the color combo and the stamp set, keeping the same layout. I picked up Jodi's Basic Black, her wording on the background piece of the main image, her double ribbon, and her three brads.

To achieve the word background on the Whisper White piece, I stamped the image from Great Grads four times (corner to corner) in Jet Black Staz-On using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, then cut to the size I needed. The "graduate medallion" was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On onto River Rock CS, the "G" was punched with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch, the "graduate" circle was punched with the Scallop Circle Punch, then a Basic Black CS layer was punched with the Scallop Circle Punch and offset from the River Rock piece.

Behind the black brads are two circles ... one 1/4" River Rock and 1/2" Basic Black. The sentiment was punched with the Word Window Punch, then two pieces of Basic Black Word Window Punch were layered behind.
Stamps: Great Grads
Paper: River Rock Prints DP, Basic Black, River Rock, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On
Embellishments: Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Brads
Tools: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4" and 1/2" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals


silke said...

Nancy - this is absolutley FANTASTIC!!! We have the same taste....I love this set, but haven't bought it yet...and now that I have seen this AMAZING creation this set is moving up on my wishlist!!!
I love everything you have done with it - simply perfect!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! You rocked the River Rock!! I always forget about this color, need to get it out more often, it looks fabulous here! Love how you did your graduation stamp as the background, you rock with this set too!

Jackie said...

This color combo is one of my fav's and it looks so good on the card! I love this set, too, but have not ordered it yet!!

Note to self...try the circles behind the brads. I love the way that looks.

Have a great week, Nancy!

fran said...

Love this! I'm casing away since I'm sure I can use this card! This is my current fav color combo so you've made me very happy today!

Corie said...

Love this -- especially the color combo. You have been rockin' this stamp set!!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous CASE Nancy! Your rocked it again my friend!!
I am just now getting that little 1/4"circle punch today! haha! I love the look of the paper behind the brads.
Funny thing is that we have 3 computers in this house and all have different views of cards. To me it looks like river rock on this laptop ;)

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love it I have several graduations cards to make this year, think I might just case this one.

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Love all the details in this card! Great case!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this layout and the colors look great too...even if it's hard to photograph! ;)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Jodi is fabulous isn't she!! She is my buddy and has been on a roll lately(it's about time too!!). I love your CASE of her card!!

kathleenh said...

Ooh, I love this. So nice and masculine looking. I love the River Rock, black and white together.