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