Thursday, September 13, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Friday #12

Today was a really bad day. I didn't sleep well last night and felt pretty miserable because of it. On days like this, I most look forward to going home and putting on my favorite jammies (pictured at right).

That leads me to this week's blogger's challenge. We were supposed to find inspiration for a card from something in our non-stamping lives. I decided to be inspired by my jammies.

To make the main stamped panel, I started with a piece of glossy white card stock and brayered cool caribbean classic ink over the entire piece. Once this dried, I stamped the circles with VersaMark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally, I brayered over the entire panel with night of navy classic ink. It came out a little more speckled than I would have liked because the embossing powder kept sticking. I probably didn't let the cool caribbean ink dry completely.

I hope you enjoyed my entry this week. Don't forget to check out the other Blogger's challenge entries! You can find links to all of their sites in my sidebar.

Stamps: Seeing Spots, Polka Dots & Petals
Ink: Palette Noir black, Cool Caribbean, Night of Navy, VersaMark
Paper:
Cool Caribbean, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Glossy White
Accessories: retired Flirty Ribbon Originals (ric rac), Clear Embossing Powder

Tools: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, scalloped circle punch, Heat Tool

18 comments:

Connie said...

It is working now, Stefanie! Love the look of your card compared with the inspiration piece! Great job!

Lisa said...

Those make for some great baby TU cards. The stray flecks give your card lots of dimension.

Lynn Mercurio said...

I'm with you...the first thing I do when I get home from work is to change into my jammies!

Your card is a great reflection of your inspiration piece. Fabulous colors and design. Very nicely done.

Basement Stamper said...

Stef: I think that the card is awesome, speckles and all. It adds character to the card. Those jammies do look pretty comfy although you won't find me in long sleeve anything just yet.

Pat Huntoon said...

The card turned out great, Stef!

Karen said...

awesome - love how this looks!!

Kathy said...

How cute is that - just love it.

Leigh said...

I love that you found your inspiration in your comfy pjs! Great card, Stef!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

oh, so fun! ...and cute pants, too! =)

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a sweet sweet card!!! Good Jammies for inspiration!!!!!

Vicki

beate said...

I like it! I love those mini speckles on there. They work great with the image.

My Paper World said...

Inspired by pjamas! wow! I love this, its gorgeous!

Ida said...

Fun card, The circle patterns & colors are a great match to your inspiration "jammies." Ida

maggie fellow said...

great card!

Lila H said...

This is really cute!!! Aren't you glad that pj's are more than just to be worn - what a great piece of inspiration - your sample turned out perfect!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

This card is just excellent, Stef! You really captured the jammies!!!

Lori said...

This came out great! The resist technique was a perfect way to capture the pattern and colors.

Barbara said...

Isn't it amazing where all the inspiration comes from?!! PJs...who'd of thought!! Great card...jammies are cute. Look comfy, too.