Sunday, May 17, 2009

Honoring Joan

I have several favorite challenges in which I like to participate, but one of my most favorite challenges is the Featured Stamper on SCS. Today we're honoring my friend and Doubledog Dare team member, Joan Ervin, by casing one of her fabulous cards. Joan has such flair for gorgeous, elegant cards. This is the card of hers I chose to case:

And here's my version with the two or more required changes:

I didn't have any pretty gingham checked paper, so I stamped the SU Canvas background stamp in Marvelous Magenta (I wish SU had never retired this color either) and then I stamped my silhouetted stamps in Versafine Black. I'm not certain, but I think these are Inkadinkadoo images. The sentiment is SU's Short & Sweet.

Instead of two primas, I made one and added the Certainly Celery leaves that I made by folding my card stock in half, hand cutting it, and then running it through my crimper.

I knotted satin black ribbon and taped the ends to the back of my cardstock and added the Certainly Celery grosgrain over the black knot.

I also changed the corners of my cardstock using my Marvy scalloped corner punch that reminds me of a dimple, so I often refer to it as a dimple punch.

I hope you're enjoying your Sunday. We have sunny, clear blue skies today!


Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both are gorgeous Charlene!! LOVE the silhouettes and the vibrant colors! WOW!

StampOwl said...

love your CASE of Joan's card Charlene

StampOwl said...

testing 1 2 3 ... sheesh I sound like Cindy hehe

Joan Ervin said...

You did a fabulous job on the case, Charlene....I love Marvelous Magenta and it looks fabulous on on the pink layer!! The dp is beautiful in the background, too, and the silhouette images look awesome!!! You took my card to another level, girlfriend!!!

Silke said...

Super gorgeous card - Charlene!!! Love the colors!!!

Traci M said...

What a fabulous card, Charlene, I absolutely love it!!