TECC33 Blue Serenity

September 12th, 2008

Happy Friday.  Taylor has a wonderful sketch for us to play with today (and all weekend) TECC33.  You can get all the challenge details on Taylor’s blog by clicking here.  And remember cupcakes are NOT required to play!  But if you got some of Taylor’s new Stamp a Sweet Impression stamps I’d love to see what you come up with using them!

tecc33_sketch-custom.jpgI love those happy little cupcakes, but I went in a different direction for today’s card.  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I had the opportunity to purchase a new hostess set on pre-order back in June or July.  I just loved Serene Spring and had to have it, but alas with all the stamping excitement of the past couple of months it has sat unmounted, uninked until now.  I saw the sketch and knew it would be perfect to showcase this sweet bird image.

The image was stamped on confetti white cardstock with chocolate chip craft ink and embossed with irridescent ice embossing powder so it has a soft yet very sparkly appearance IRL.  I then watercolored the image with ink from my markers (scribbled onto a cd) and an aquapainter.  I created a frame to layer over the image by punching a piece of Blush Blossom cardstock with a Marvy scalloped oval punch.  That was layered onto chocolate chip and then brocade blue cardstock. 



I doodled around the scalloped frame with the fine tip end of my chocolate chip marker and added Kaiser Craft chocolate pearls.  As a last minute touch I added a little paper piercing in the corners.  There’s a piece of hodgepodge hardware on the side with a bow made from bashful blue taffeta ribbon.  The background rectangle is a piece of retired SU dp.  I actually chose that piece first to determine the color scheme for my watercoloring.  I added three Kaiser Craft blush pearls in that upper corner.  I love the way those pearls come in several sizes in one color in a package.  The card base is bashful blue cardstock stamped with Aida Cloth Background in brocade blue ink.  The sentiment is from the Anna Wight Whipper Snapper set Blooming Expressions.  It was embossed just like the image – “In a garden of friends happiness grows”.


For those of you who like measurements with a sketch:

card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

first layer (dp on chocolate panel) – chocolate = 3 x4 and dp = 2 7/8 x 3 7/8

image layer – brocade blue= 2 7/8 x 3 7/8, chocolate = 2 3/4 x 3 3/4, framed image = 2 1/2 x 3 1/2


Now let’s do a little blog hopping to see what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has in store for us:

Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy

Stephanie Hargis: Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp

and this week’s featured stamper is my sweet friend and fellow Scripture Chick Lori Craig – be sure to visit her blog Make a Difference.

I have my monthly Stampin’ Up! Class tonight. I had hoped to get a sneak peek posted yesterday, but just couldn’t get it photographed and typed up.  I’ll be back in the next day or two to share my class projects. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


11 Responses to “TECC33 Blue Serenity”

  1. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Beautiful card Jami! Love the image, the colors, the hardware with the ribbon… TFS!

  2. Sherrie Says:

    How pretty! Love your soft colors and beautiful coloring Jami!

  3. Lorie Says:

    This is beautiful Jami! I must try this sketch!

  4. Vicki Chrisman Says:

    TOTALLY beautiful Jami!!

  5. Stephanie Hargis Says:

    This is just beautiful Jami! I LOVE that image! The color combination is amazing too!

  6. Donna B Says:

    so pretty, Jami–have fun with your ladies tonight

  7. Karen (stampin3) Says:

    very pretty – great job!!

  8. Ashley Says:

    WOWZA! That is gorgeous!

  9. Shirleyone Says:

    This is beautiful! I really love the butterfly and bird! Your colors are just so clear and fresh.

  10. Holly Powers Says:

    Beautiful card, and thanks for the information on the cupcake challenge information.


  11. Sue Harman Says:

    The card is so pretty and I appreciate you adding the measurements. Thanks for your great inspiration.

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