Monday, October 14, 2013

Sweet Stamps Anything Goes Plus Option- Center Step Card

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Anything Goes. We also have a Monthly challenge for the 15th of each month, so we are combining the challenges this month- so our added challenge- Center Step Cards.
 I combined the challenge and made a Center Step Card:
 The image is stamped multiple times and I used the Technique Junkie 8/2010 technique called Layer Up. The far Rt flower is 4 layers and each layer is not the same- the top layer is just the front/lower part of the floral image (no dimensionals used). The leaves are raised up as well.

  I am out of town and with limited supplies...I made the oval die cut out before I left home.  I used a piece of vellum my Mom had in her (small) stash, and an old picture frame as a home made stamp-a-ma-jig..... so I also made an ATC with the Vellum image I used in the above process......
 I used a needle and made pokey holes in the Vellum (pierced holes Technique Junkies 4/2011)  and colored from the back with Copic Markers. I had no vellum adhesive, so sewed little stitches in the corners.....

 It is a nice day here, but the sky is overcast, so sorry for the bad pictures.....

 Here are the Sweet Stamps supplies I used:


 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 1015-11/14-Center Step Card. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

 Challenges:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything Goes w/a bow
MarkerPop- Anything Goes w/Copics
Art Impressions- Fun Fold
Happy Campers- Show me your Flowers
Simon Says Stamp- no digi- use a Stamp

Challenges for the ATC:
Casual Fridays- Stitching- ATC
Craftitude- AG plus something that begins with "S" -stitching


***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

20 comments:

Karli said...

Beautiful creations! I luv your center step card~ amazing as usual *Ü*
Hugs~

Calypso's Crafts said...

Beautiful card Shelly!!! Love the layering technique on the flowers!!! I also LOVE how you used the border stamp..It looks amazing altogether!!
Hope you are having a great week.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous creations!!! Love that first card....so creative and lovely.
Hope you're having a wonderful time!
Lynn

Donna Maligno said...

Lovely step card Shelly! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ October challenge. We currently have a DT call out until November 9th -- feel free to apply with your lovely work!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What gorgeous flowers!

MiamiKel said...

Splendid, Shelly! So cheerful and beautiful!!

Donna K said...

Considering you had "limited" supplies your card is a masterpiece! Thank you for giving us your secret to those lovely flowers, Shelly. Absolutely beautiful.

Laurel said...

Oh yes..... Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous design, beautiful coloring and I love the layers on the flowers.

Carolyn L. said...

I love your card and am jealous of your coloring with yellow. It's simple and really pretty!

Beth Norman said...

Great cards. I have yet to try this center step card. You are an inspiration!

Mrs A. said...

I love centre step cards so this is an Ace card for me. also like your ATC card and the idea of just attaching at the corners with stitching. Hugs Mrs A.

Terry said...

You really make some of the nicest cards! I love this card and your coloring is stunning!

Deb said...

Stitching is a great way to attach vellum. I love that! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

sanketi said...

Lovely card and you coloring is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card this is! Flowers are my most favorite image. And I love the way the step card accentuates the image.

Maxine D said...

Shelly these are fabulous creations - love the way you used the vellum for an ATC, and the wee stiched in the corners just fit to perfection.
Blessings
Maxine

Penny said...

Beautiful duo, Shelly! Love your step design, color palette and coloring. And the ATC is so, so pretty! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Bonnie Irvine said...

Both the card and the atc are beautiful. Love the layering on the first and the subtlety of the second. The tiny cross stitches are a wonderful way to attach the vellum to the backing. Thanks for joining our S is for ... Challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon.

Roxie said...

Very nice step card, I like the oval panel and a great looking ATC too.