Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kitchen Sink Stamps Challenge #27

I made this card for KSS#27 where Connie challenged us to usher in fall with a fall inspired card. This card was one of the most difficult cards I ever put together! It started off with what I thought was a good idea - to stamp the Giant Sunflower image on a piece of BG Indian Summer dp. It didn't turn out quite like I planned, but it looked OK. I had to add more to make it pop, so I added stickles. BIG mistake! Then I hated it! LOL I ended up stamping the flower image on so saffron cardstock, embossing it with clear ep and then cutting it out and popping it up over the original disfigured sunflower. I stamped some leaves from the Autumn Squirrel set with various colors on a piece of the matching background DP by Karen Foster. I also clear embossed them, cut them out and popped them up. Now that the sunflower and leaves are embossed and so bright with color, the sunflower leaves seem faded and wilted. I decided to quit before this card ends up in the wastecan, so there's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL I'll try to make another on a different day:)
I hope you're having a great Wednesday! Toodles for now!

Carol


stamps - KSS Giant Sunflower, Autumn Squirrel
paper - Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, So Saffron, Karen Foster DP, BG Indian Summer,
inks - Versamark, SU! Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, True Thyme, Poppy Parade, So Saffron; Memento - Potters Clay, Daffodil, New Sprout, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart; Colorbox orange pigment ink
accessories - clear detail ep, copper cording, eyelet, SU! ribbon, glossy accents, tag cut with Cricut, dimensionals

14 comments:

Heidi said...

LOL! That story cracked me up! You're just like me..which is NOT a good thing! It's gorgeous, Carol! Wow, that sunflower just pops and the gorgeous leaves, cording, sentiment, ribbon and dp are FABULOUS! You always, and your cards, make me smile!

Anke said...

Wonderful card Carol, so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

JD said...

I think it's a really neat card...definitely worth all the problems you went through to make it...

Diane Jaquay said...

Well it looks really pretty to me Carol! But I totally understand what you're saying, I could have written this post many times myself when things haven't worked out as I expected. Good for you for saving this card from the waste bin ;)

Joanne (jojot) said...

autumnal beauty....fabulous

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely fall card, the sunflower blossom looks great popped up! Thanks for playing along with us at Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Beautiful card Carol.... so warm, perfect fall colors! :)
Always great having you play along with us!

Silli said...

Very pretty Carol, love the warm colors... HUGS

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This week has been wizzing by. Sorry I have been absent, but Life keeps getting in the way! Boo boos or not, this is beautiful. I do not own any of these stamps yet, but I have been eyeballing them for some time. Happy cooler Thursday, Carol!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a beautiful creation with the giant sunflower!! I love this wonderful autumn card, Carol!!

Thank you so much for joining the Kitchen Sink Crew in our fall challenge!!

Karen said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the sunflower and all the elements you added to it.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful flower, and I love the cord with the tag!

Angela Knopf said...

What a beautiful sunflower. I especially LOVE the leaves on the right hand side. Thanks for playing along with us.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

That sunflower is GORGEOUS! I wonder if you have heard of a new challenge blog, Papercraft Star yet? We'd love it if you considered entering some of your beautiful work in the challenges there and there is still time to sign up for a chance to win a gift certificate too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html