Monday, October 13, 2008

SCS Featured Stamper: Anne Ryan



I haven't played in the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS in a loooooong time. It's definitely not for lack of interest -- I love this challenge!! I took a peek yesterday and was delighted to see Anne Ryan in the spotlight. Not only is she a super talented stamper, but she is one of the most generous SCS members when it comes to commenting on the gallery uploads. She has a way of making you feel like your card is the only one in the whole gallery. SUCH a sweetheart!

Anyway, I chose this card of hers to CASE. I kept the basic layout, but changed pretty much everything else. I really wanted to create something in her eclectic, artsy style, but the matchy-matchy call of my unopened pack of Green Tea designer paper from Stampin' Up was just too much to resist! The white deco border was created with Stampin' Up's curvy label punch. I just laid the punched pieces side by side and left a little of the edge peeking out. I'm lovin' this punch!! The whole large square is raised up on dimensionals, as is the scalloped circle. On the inside, I stamped the Eastern Blooms branch in VersaMark on Baja Breeze, matted in white, and attached to the Old Olive card base.

[Aimee asked how I colored the stems and flowers. What I've done in the past is to use brush-tip Fantastix as substitutes for In-Color markers. They work great! For this card, though, I tried something a little different. I inked the whole image in Baja Breeze, then used a Fantastix to remove the Baja Breeze from the stems. I then used an Old Olive marker on those parts. I thought it worked equally well, perhaps even better.]

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Eastern Blooms (SU!)
Paper: Green Tea designer series paper; Whisper White, Old Olive, Baja Breeze card stock (SU!)
Ink: Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories: butterfly punch (Martha Stewart); classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); dimensionals, vintage brads, paper piercer, sponge daubers, Baja Breeze double-striped ribbon, curvy label punch (SU!)
Size: 5 1/4" square

31 comments:

Marie said...

Beautiful Amy!!!! Love that Green Tea DSP and your CASE is stunning!

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is the most fantabulous idea with that punch. Can't wait to try it!!!!!!!!

Tammi said...

This is really beautiful! Pretty colors, design and I really love the punch frame.

Michelle said...

I love the border you made with the SU punch! Beautiful colors, gorgeous card!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous!!! One I may definitely have to CASE!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

You clever thing, the way you use that bracket punch as a border is genius!! Your CASE is awesome!

Diane Gilbert said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Amy another gorgeous card!
Thanks to you my brand new curly label punch should be arriving this week!!!LOL! I LOVE what you have been doing with that punch!
~Diane

Nancy Riley said...

Amy, this card is GORGEOUS! The Curvy Label Punch border is so CLEVER!

Aimee said...

This is beautiful! Do you use the sponge daubers to color the flowers and branches on the stamp? I've been trying that and find the daubers too big to color it as well as you did. Any tips??

Missy said...

I love this card. I am a layer lover, the colors are great and I love the flowers and butterfly. TFS!!!

Beverley said...

Love to stop by your blog so I hope you don't mind but I have tagged you at my blog. http://littleshopofcrafts.blogspot.com

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Amy! This is scrumptious! Love your curvy label edging.

Michelle said...

Oh, this is GORGEOUS Amy!!! Great job CASE-ing Anne!! I think I've only played along in the FS challenge ONCE ~~ can you believe that? I always want to but just never get around to it ~~ I'd better get my priorities in order, lol!!

KathyJ said...

I normally don't do a lot of commenting, but this card has TOTALLY blown me away. It is absolutely stunning and I'm going to use this layout myself now. Amy you are just astoundingly talented, thank-you for sharing and I love your blog!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautitful card Amy, LOVE the technique with the punch and the gorgeous design!

Jennifer :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous Amy! Love how you used that punch to create such a unique border!! Love these colors and paper!
hugs, Jami

Jackie Pedro said...

This is drop dead gorgeous!! I think this paper is my favorite out of the new catty and you certainly used it beautifully here...I just got the curvy label punch and can't wait to use it!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...so very gorgeous, Amy!! I love those papers and stamps you've used!! Thanks for the tips as well!! I love that creative bordering you've made, and will have to give it a shot sometime. ;)

(I agree about Anne too!)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Amazing Amy! Love the tip on the fantastix stubs...I'll have to keep that in mind! Beautiful card, fabulous tribute to Anne!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This card is just BEAUTIFUL! TFS.

Darlene said...

WOW! I recently found your blog, you do amazing things! I will be back often to be inspired :-)
Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Paula Barin said...

Just beautiful. Each card is more beautiful than the last one.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Gorgeous case Amy! I love fantastix too!!

Allison said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

June Houck said...

Another totally Amy card, taken to another level. I love the label punch background; so creative!

The Fantastix is fantastic :)

Carolyn King said...

this is so pretty---great job on the challenge--love the colors!

Shirley said...

Wow, Amy, you have such a creative knack for layering and for color combos. This just sings. How beautiful and the brads are wonderful, along with that cute butterfly.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! Love that punched border!

BALLARD DESIGNS said...

I adore this card! Beautiful. I did just get that Green Tea paper and think it's one of my favourites! So pretty.

Mercy said...

so stunning!

Jessica said...

Wow, I'm always blown away by all your cards and this one is no exception. I love your punches layered underneath... I was wondering if it was scissors at first, but how much easier to use the punches!

Thanks for the tip about the Fantastix... I have them and don't really know what to do with them.

Beautiful card, Amy. I love your blog.

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