Sunday, January 20, 2008

Out of the Box

Here's a card I made with one of Papertrey Ink's last releases, My Punny Valentine. If you haven't seen this set, you probably don't know why this post is labeled "Out of the Box." The focal image was made with the pie images in the stamp set. I turned both pieces of the pie (the crust and the plate) upside down to create this "terra cotta" dish garden, then filled it with grass. In order to give the terra cotta some depth, I inked up the stamps with some VersaMagic Pumpkin Spice and then inked just the edges with Gingerbread. To ground the image, I used my Aquapainter and Bordering Blue ink. I wish I would have had a sentiment like "Let's Dish" or some other pun using the word "dish", but I stuck with Happy Birthday. . .especially since the card ended up being a little more elegant with the embossed square around the focal image. This is a card my grandma would like being she lives in her garden! I was lucky enough (and extremely honored) to get an Honorable Mention for this card on Nichole's blog! I was so excited! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're staying warm today! It's awfully cold here. SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- My Punny Valentine (Papertrey Ink); Paper- Stamper's Select, Kraft; Ink- Gingerbread, Pumpkin Spice (VersaMagic), Burnt Umber (Palette), Bordering Blue, Wild Wasabi (SU); Accessories- ticket corner punch, Aquapainter (SU), Nestabilities square die (Spellbinders)

20 comments:

Donna said...

I saw this last week - it totally ROCKS! Congrats on the Honorable mention (personally, I think it should have WON)

Shannan said...

I agree, I think it should have won too!! Love this card!!

Julie Masse said...

What an incredibly creative and beautiful card Charmaine!! Gream job - Congrats on the mention!!! :)

Cindy H. said...

This is a lovely card! Congratulations on your Honorable Mention!!!

Chris said...

I love, love, love this one!!! it's gorgeous. >"<

Joanne B. said...

You are so inventive my friend! I just love seeing what you come up with. You've got a great eye and you never cease to amaze me!

Congratulations!

Lorie said...

Wow! That is super creative...I just love it!

Alexandra said...

this card rocks Charmaine!! It should have won! I am glad at least you got an honorable mention. *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carolyn King said...

Congrats on your honorable mention!!! Fabulous out of the box card---just love it!

Jewels said...

I saw this over at PTI and just wanted to say FANTASTIC work!! I love this card (and all your cards) TFS!!

beate said...

Charmaine, you rock! I love the image, your shading and the gorgeous dry embossed frame.Congratulations on the honorable mention!
Hugs and smiles

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is incredibly gorgeous!!! Love your thinking, your coloring, and the beautiful simplicity here!!! And I'm linking you to my Blog, assuming that's OK????? Thanks much!!!

Jules said...

Oh....I get it! I like it! Keep warm!!! :) Julie

Deborah said...

Stunning card! I love the corner punch for the corners of the card stock. Beautiful coloring and love the dish and grass! Hugs to baby Issac! Deb

Kim Hughes said...

Brilliant card!! :)

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

When I saw this card on Nicols site I was like coolness! :) good for you! its an awesome out of the box card!

chelemom said...

Congrats on your honorable mention! This was so totally clever!!!

Bee said...

Glad to see the card made it to your blog too (saw it first on Nichole's). I just love it, it's fresh and elegant and makes me want to garden! And definitely out of the box! :-)

Libby said...

I loved this when I saw it on Nichole's blog - such a great take on this stamp set!

Melanie said...

This was one of my absolute favorties from the contest, being the out of the box girl that I am, this just speaks to me! So elegant and clever!

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