Sunday, 4 July 2010

In Love With Stamping Challenge Cards

On the first of every month the In Love With Stamping forum sets 4 different challenges - colour combo, sketch, technique and an inspiration one. These are my cards for this month's challenges, mixed in with a few others.

This is the colour challenge to use Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip with optional Whisper White or Very Vanilla. This is also for Our Creative Corner's Sketch #22 and for Stamping Royalty's #26 - Seeing Doubles - to show 2 of the same thing. Those were my 2 big flowers.


Stamps: Simply Said

Papers: Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac DSP (retired)

Inks: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities

This is the technique folding challenge which was to use paper folding. I made my flower from 5 scalloped circles and folded down 2 edges of each. I found this technique from when I was hostessing the VSN a little while back on this card. It's such a simple but pretty way of doing a large-ish flower. This card also uses Mojo #31 and Stacey's Curtain Call #37 to use Tempting Turquoise, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.


Stamps: Well Scripted

Papers: Chocolate Chip cs & DSP, Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Melon Mambo DSP

Inks: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon, Boho Blossoms Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Turquoise glittered brad from stash

This is my card for the sketch challenge. I also used Color Throwdown's Color Challenge #99 to use Cream, Chocolate and Turquoise.


Stamps: Framed With Love, Lots of Thoughts (retired SAB set)

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon

My last challenge card is the inspiration one. I took inspiration from the flourished wallpaper in the background and the vase of pink and purple flowers on the table. I used Just Add Ink's challenge #24 for the sketch as well.


Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Signature Greetings both from PTI, Bella Toile from SU

Papers: Rose Red, Orchid Opulence, Very Vanilla

Inks: Rose Red, Orchid Opulence, Garden Green, Close To Cocoa

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Flower brads from stash (Papermania I think)

So that's all these challenges done for this month. I didn't even realise I'd done them all until I was sorting out what cards to put on which blog post. (I just don't get myself sorted to take photos in the light on a Saturday at the minute so have to do 2 posts on Sunday!)


  1. great cards, Vanessa!
    thanks for playing along at the curtain call!

  2. Four Gorgeous cards! Love your flower on the JAI card. Thanks for playing along with JAI this week

  3. Beautiful cards! I love the background stamping on the Color Throwdown card! Thanks so much for playing in the Throwdown with us!

  4. What beautiful cards...thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week.

  5. Wow...lots of pretty cards! You have been busy! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week!


  6. All your cards are very pretty! I really love your design with the two flowers. It's great how you put those colors together. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

  7. Stunning display of your cards again Vanessa! Thanks for sharing with us at Curtain Call this week! :)

  8. Wow you have really been on a roll, I loved all of your cards! The colour combo on the JAI24 card is striking and I love the flower :)

  9. Wow - you've been busy! I love them all, and your JAI card is gorgeous! :-)

  10. Oh my goodness've been one busy stamper...LOL!!! All of your cards are beautiful and I'm so happy you had a chance to play the Curtain Call with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. Wow - what great cards. Great job with the doubles challenge here at Stampin' Royalty.

  12. All I can say is.....holy stamping all day, Batman! These are FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for playing at OCC Sketch! It was amazing to see all your lovely work!