Thursday, November 17, 2011

IO Challenge- Only Stamps

First of all, let me apologize for my picture. It doesn't look very good and the colors are off. My Ott-Lite that I use to take photos needs a new bulb, so I was left with a sad side lamp.

Today's challenge was to make a card using only patterned paper allowed. I love my Cover a Card backgrounds, so it wasn't hard for me to ditch the paper.

To make this card, I used the Gingerbread with Treats house (F7637), the Have a Sweet Holiday saying (B7654), and the Cover a Card Fluff background (CC014). I find that it is really hard to get a bright white look on kraft cardstock, so I embossed the background with white embossing powder to really make it pop. To color the house, I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

Here is a close up of the card so that you can see the sparkle of the Stickles:

Need more inspiration? Check out the work by Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Vicki.

Want to play along? You can find all the challenge information here, and you could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate.

Don't forget, if you want to win an advance copy of "Sugar Rush," you have until Sunday night to leave a comment on my previous post (the one with the snowman/cupcake).


Daniela Dobson said...

Beautiful card!

Kathy Ethington said...

If you ever need help lightening a digital photo, I'd be happy to show you how, or tell you how, or even do it for only takes a few minutes once you've learned the technique. I find it helps so much no matter what program you use.
Love the gingerbread house!!

Donna Ellis said...

Your card is darling! What a great use of the background stamp! I have that one, and wouldn't have thought of using it that way. Thanks for the great idea. Question - I recently tried using an OTT light instead of natural lighting, and my photos came out BLUE. Are there different bulbs in the OTT lights?

Deborah March said...

OmiGOSH, this is FABULOUS Ms Laura!! Your gingerbread house looks good enough to eat!

Patti J said...

OH MY...this looks like one could take a bite - so realistic! Beautiful card, Laura - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors