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Congrats to Angella, the Featured Stamper today at SCS! What a wonderful gallery she has!

I chose to case her Sketch It Sunflower. I changed the images, some of the colors and changed mine to a vertical card instead of a square one. I kept the big, sunny flower, the ribbon and most of the layout.

I’m using a Feb. release from ISC, , called Delicate Daisy. I stamped it several times on dp and white c/s, cut them out and sponged a little sunburst ink on the ends of the petals.  The ends were curled a little and I put them all together to make my multilayer daisy. I used corner scissors on the  gray sparkle c/s and put one piece behind the daisy and a small piece to the right under the dp layer. I used two different sheets of dp from the combo pad and sponged the edges of both.

The sentiment was cut out, layered and cut out again. The ribbon was white but I used a lt. ochre marker and a water brush to color it to match. Stickles was added to the flower center. Final card measures 4.25 x 5.5 (A2).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

stamps: ISC- Delicate Daisy
paper: white, dk gray sparkle, dp (Cosmo Cricket – Girl Friday/Everafter)
ink: Ancient Page coal, sunburst
accessories: Fiskars corner scissors, stickles, ribbon, markers, foam tape



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Happy Friday!

I was working on this card and almost had it finished when I went to check the Limited Supplies challenge at SCS. What? No LSC? But wait – in its place is a NEW Free for All challenge! I kind of like the sound of that. And my card fits this new F4A1 challenge as well as the Ways to Use It challenge, WT259.

For the WT challenge (use lace, lacy punched borders, etc) I used the double loop border/corner punch set on the middle charcoal gray layer. It looks a little different because I snipped out a few loops. I don’t know why, it was just more appealing to me for it to be not so even. For the F4A challenge, the charcoal gray c/s I used is a color I rarely use. I don’t even have very much of it, so I had to be careful to have enough. There’s texture in the punched border, the embossed Nestie edges and in those little leaves you see peeking out. Those are part of a piece of embossed matboard. I sponged on lt blue and Neptune inks then hit all the embossed high places w/ a gray ink pad and added a little more of the pale greenish blue with a marker. I made it thinner (matboard is really thick) by peeling off the top few layers and only using this part.

All images are ODBD. I stamped the nest onto the charcoal c/s then painted it w/ bleach and very fine nylon bristle brush.  Then I added a little color back in using Prismacolor pencils and cut it out w/ a Spellbinders Labels 6,  using the Out of the Box Nestie Technique. I left the die in place and lightly sponged a little alabaster chalk ink around the edge. It’s attached to an oval nestie. The sentiment was cut w/ a tag Nestie. I used a corner rounder on the two center layers and added my cut out leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Nest
paper: Baja breeze, charcoal gray, leaf embossed matboard
ink: Ancient Page coal, neptune, stone gray, Fluid Chalk alabaster
accessories: Spellbinders Labels 6, classic lg ovals and tags sets, Martha Stewart double loop border/corner punch set, markers, bleach, extra fine nylon paintbrush, foam tape

All y’all ready for a challenge? Today the team at ISC has a combination color and sketch challenge.


The sketch is fun and easy to follow. The colors, well all you have to do is get as close as you can. Some on the team interpreted them as cream olive, taupe and red. To me the red looked more orange on my monitor, so I went witha burnt orange, ivory, brown and a little moss in my flowers.

What do you need to do to enter? Create your card using the color and sketch, using ISC images ONLY, post a link to your creation on the ISC BLOG and you’re entered! What are you eligible to win? One free ISC stamp sheet of your choice! And you have until March 7 to link your entry. How fabulous is that?


For my card, I used the 3 sizes of flowers from Let it Bloom. I colored them using markers and a water brush, cut them out, curled them slightly then stacked them together.  I added some Spellbinders fleur de lis die cut corners and some branches and open flower punches for some added interest. I used the medium and small flowers and shadow inks to stamp the ivory bg on top.

The band was stamped using the solid bg flower strip from the Make a Note set and terra cotta ink. I added a brown, loop  punched border to it.  The Happy Birthday greeting from Australian Bush Flowers set was stamped using sepia ink and cut out using a Quickutz oval die. I cut one of the punched flowers in half, tucked one half under the sentiment and the other half under the upper left corner. Two faux brads were made using a 1/4 inch hole punch and added.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll join in the challenge. Please check out the rest of the ISC Architects. I know they’ll have some fabulous things for you.

Kathy Tucker
Joanne Grzelak
Julie Warner (you are here!)
Karen Dunbrook (no blog, but a super gallery)
Sabrina Jackson
Wendy Weixler

stamps: ISC
paper: ivory, brown, small scrap of rust, dp (Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday/Everafter collection)
ink: Ranger Archival sepia, Anita’s terra cotta, Memories soft leaf and soft sand

accessories: markers, water brush, Spellbinders fleur de lis die, Quickutz oval die, Martha Stewart branch,  chrysanthemum & loop border punches, 1/4 inch hole punch


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