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Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Challenge #17
Theme: Inside-Outside
Inside: first picture



Outside: second picture


This is my first attempt at joining the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. I finished today! The theme is "Inside-Out" which means that I needed to create a project where I decorated both the inside and the outside. I chose to create a card, of course. I was excited to be able to go to Scrapbook Haus with my cousin, Jen, and they had the idea for this amazing bluebonnet card. I couldn't resist making it as well! So, the picture above shows what I did with it.

A list of my supplies include:

Cream/Sage green kraft cardstock - unknown source
Bluebonnet stamp - Deadbeat Designs
Friend and floral stamps - Stampin' Up
Ink used for bluebonnets - Stampin' Up brush markers
Ink used for two of the flowers and edging - ColorBox pigment royal blue and ColorBox cats eye chalks in blues and brown combination pack
Ink used for one of the flowers - Encore! Metallic light blue
Flocking on bluebonnets - Flower Flock/Crushed Velvet Flock (?) in Delphinium Blue
Adhesive used - Scotch photo and craft glue

This is my first time using a type of crushed velvet flock (I'll track down the brand and update this when I can find it) and I'm so happy with the result! It was so fun and I love how it came out although it really does look better in real life!

10 comments:

margo July 31, 2009 at 2:01 AM  

It's beautiful!!! Well done! Mine would've come out looking like a 3 year old attacked a piece of paper with Crayola (sp??) marker :P

Liza July 31, 2009 at 6:20 AM  

Beautiful card, I adore your flowers. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Line July 31, 2009 at 8:55 AM  

Beautiful card - both inside and out! Just love those flowers!

Thanks for joining us at SSC and hope to see you back for some more challenge fun!

Hugs, Line

jillyscreations July 31, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

love how you have worked your flowers thank you or taking part at ssc this week

jannekescreations July 31, 2009 at 3:10 PM  

Superrrr cute ;0)

Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Janneke X

Crafting Joanne July 31, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

This is a wonderful card Julie inside and out, I love the flocking.

Thanks for joining us this week at SSC.

Joanne x

Sprytebyrd August 1, 2009 at 12:51 PM  

This is a beautiful card! Wonderful job!
Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week! Hope to see you next week - Good Luck!
--x Dee

Paula August 1, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

Your bluebonnets are just wonderful! I love what you did with this card!
I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Pleasantly,

Paula

Julie August 2, 2009 at 12:40 AM  

Thanks so very much for all of your nice comments! This was a very fun card to make! I plan on joining in for more SSC challenge fun.

Skraptacular Designs August 2, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

This card is absolutley GORGEOUS! I love the flower flocking...gives it such dimension and makes them just look so real!

I'm sorry I'm just now getting around to commenting on your card but I just haven't been able to keep up with everything these days. Better late than never, right? Please forgive me!

Anyways, I'm so glad you were able to play along with us at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us for some more challenge fun soon!

Hugs,
Priscilla

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