Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love and Lace Challenge with The Stampsmith

Hello Everyone,
Happy February!  As it is the first on the month, that means it is time for the new Stampsmith Challenge!  Our new theme for the month is:
LOVE AND LACE

This month's prize - a  FULL SHEET OF RUBBER-  is provided by The Cutting Garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia where four members of the Stampsmith Design Team will be holding a Stampsmith workshop on Saturday, February 11th.  The Cutting Garden is now stocking Stampsmith stamps and invites you to drop off or mail in a project to be displayed in the store until March 31.  All entries will automatically be entered here in this month's Stampsmith challenge and draw.  Visit The Cutting Garden web site for further details in the Events Calendar.


***Special Note  ***  The new February Technique Junkies Newsletter features ideas on using Stampsmith Photo stamps


In keeping with the Challenge theme, I have made a Valentine's Day Card.   I used an image from the Flapper's 3 Full Sheet.




The image is stamped with black dye ink.  The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.  I stamped on white CS and added all the color with Distress Inks (Ranger).  



The heart is die cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die.  I added lots of laces that I had in my stash.    And, here is a peek at the inside.  This sentiment is also from My Sentiments Exactly.



Some Challenges for my Valentine's Day Card:

Anything Challenge: To the one I love
Deep blue Ocean: Love you
Scrap-Creations: Red, pink, and white
My time to Craft: A is for Adorable
Oldie but a goodie: Have a heart-my oldies are the shaped lace is 10 years old, the pink used for the card base 1year old, the large sentiment on the front-1 1/2 years old.
The Stamping boutique: valentine's
cooking it up with Katie: punch an embossed heart
Reasonable Ribbon: Red and pink with ribbon
Craft us Crazy: Anything goes


Join us for the Stampsmith Challenge.  I can't wait to see how you interpret the theme!!  Have a lovely day!!
Karen

15 comments:

trisha too said...

Beautiful Valentine, Karen!

:)

Sandra said...

So Beautiful l love this vintage look and your lace is stunning:) Sandra H

Franz♥ said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!

Thanks for playing along with us at Deep Ocean this fortnight.

Hugs, Franz.

Merry said...

So pretty

Dawn's Craft Place said...

The ribbon and trim are beautiful on this design-Love your bow.
So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Cheryl Walker said...

beautiful card hun and i love the colors on this!!! thank you for joining us for our Really Reasonable ribbon challenge!
hugs,
Cheryl

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at MTTC!!

Lisa M said...

What a beautiful shabby chic victorian looking Valentine card. The image is wonderful and that lacy is gorgeous!


Thank you SO much for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our challenge.
Best of luck to you and we hope to see you again next time too!
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Leslie Hanna said...

Great Valentine's card - love that image!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Dana Nelson said...

Lovely, Karen!
Congrats at winning over at Impression Obsession!!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card - thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!!

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Paige said...

such a beautiful valentine! Thank you for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Kristen said...

super sweet card, thanks for playing in this weeks Red, black and pink challenge at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations!

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful Karen!! Thanks for cooking it up with us at Katie's Challenge!