Friday, April 3, 2009

Limited Supplies 1-2-3

You may be wondering where I have been hiding! I have been here, just not *here*! LOL! I did get my desk super clean and made the invites for my son's party! If you want to check out one of the projects I have been working on this week, you can check it out here. I was thrilled to be able to participate in the Verve Project Parade.

I always hate it when I go so long between posts! It is just not like me to be away for so long. I have tons of exciting news to share, but not yet, so I will just leave you with a card I made for today's Limited Supplies Challenge. The rules were as simple as 1-2-3; meaning one color of cardstock, 2 pattern papers and 3 embellishments. I only added 2, but didn't know if my nestabilities die counted as an emellishment, or the piercing I did with the Ornare piercing template. I just played it safe!


This is the last card that will be going in the donation pile, as tonight is the auction! I am headed out to Michael's to pick up a decorative box to house all of the cards, envelopes and stamps. I decided that I would include the extra postage required to send out some of the super thick cards that are in the stash. Most of them should probably be hand delivered anyway, but I thought it was a nice gesture and wouldn't cause the purchaser any stress about getting them mailed. I will quit rambling and get on with the card deets!

I wanted another baby card for the stash and decided on a gender neutral green. I thought this design could work well for a girl or a boy. I first cut out my die using my cuttlebug and Labels 4 Nestablities die that I just got from Ellen . I used the stork image from the wonderful retired "Buggies and Booties" stamp set and stamped it with Palette Noir ink and colored it with an assortment of reinkers and prismacolor markers. I sponged the edges with Antique Linen distess ink.

I chose simple papers from the My Mind's Eye slab that I use quite a bit. I did the piercing at the top using my Ornare piercing template and mat.

This is a very simple design, yet I like how it turned out. Thanks for fluttering by!

I will be back tomorrow with one of Jen's new SFYTT! I hope you will all play along! They are so much fun!


Buggies and Booties Stamp Set

Palette Noir ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Reinkers and Prismacolor markers
PTI White, My Mind's Eye pattern paper
Accessories: Button from my stash, linen thread, nestablities label 4 die and cuttlebug, ribbon by creative impressions, Ornare piercing template, pinking shears, sponge, paper piercer

14 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

Such a sweet card!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

This is fabulous! The colors are great...what a wonderful set of cards you must have by now. Hope they bring in a bunch of money! TFS!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is fantastic, Kelly! And I LOVE your Verve Project!! DARLING!

Renée said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful image, wonderful combination of elements. Totally fabulous!!

Connie said...

This is just so sweet! LOVE the bow!

Linda Crowder said...

What a cool card. You probably know that I am one who has very limited supplies. I don't even have markers or a variety of ink pads. I have some papers and some stamps. It is nice to see an easy to do card and/or design for us that are "crafting supplies challenged". lol I love this design and find it extremely versatile. Thanks for sharing.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Heidi Kilgore said...

I love the classic sweet look of this card. I wished I had ordered this set when it was available. I have loved all the cards you have made using this set! It is so versatile.

Thanks for inspiring me every day!


Heidi

Jean from jlfstudio said...

One of my all time favorite stamp sets. And your design and execution are very elegant with a bit of a modern/vintage mix. Love the Ornare use too!

Tanya said...

This is sooo pretty!

Dawn Easton said...

Kelly, this is beautiful! I love the clean look and the piercing is gorgeous!! LOL @ playing it safe...I'm such a rule follower it isn't funny. I stress out if I have done something wrong :)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Gorgeous! I love that green. Your layouts are always a work of art. Drooooool! :O)

Olivia M. said...

This is such a sweet card. I'm kicking myself for not buying this set before it retired.

Jeanne said...

I am loving the effect you have with the distress inks. I have never used them...I may need to venture into a new area. Thank you for sharing.