Wow. I can’t believe it’s Friday already! My house is quiet, my chores and errands are done, and I still haven’t found all the stamping time I wanted. Well, I did last night – when I should have been in bed. I was on my way to bed last night around 12:30 and ready to sign-off on the computer when I checked the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast for today. Much to my joy, the challenge was posted and I was going to be able to sleep on what I wanted to do. I logged off the computer, shut everything down, and was heading to the laundry room to turn off all the lights, etc., and stopped at my counter. Bad move! The smell of ink, paper and rubber was too much to resist. Ideas were flowing – – I felt the need, THE NEED TO STAMP!

The Limited Supply Challenge, is just that – limited supplies. Today’s challenge is to make a Sympathy card with flowers. One background stamp only (big, little or another turned into a background stamp – but only one). One Sentiment stamp, no Cuttlebug or similar tools, and embellishments are limited to your style.

At 2:00 a.m., the basic layers of this card looked good (in my mind anyway), and then this morning the rest of it came together. I just had to have the set Blossoms Abound and I’ve used it once before this card, and Flannel Plaid just seems to go with everything. The flowers are stamped with VersaMagic chalk inks, and Flannel Plaid is stamped in Very Vanilla. The edges of all the panels are also sponged in the Very Vanilla just to add a little interest. Now, please note: I used 2 brads instead of 20, 1 ribbon and 1 bow instead of 2 or 3, and I only have 6 layers instead of 9 – and I put my background panel directly on the card – I NEVER do that!!!!! Plus, I actually stamped the sentiment on the image – normally I would have stamped it separately, layered it with something else and more than likely raised it up on mounting tape. Oh, and there’s no sewing. I did good, I did real good (here it my southern drawl)!


Stamps: Blossoms Abound and Warmest Regards

Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla

Ink: Very Vanilla; VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Hint of Pesto, Aegean Blue and Sea Breeze

Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Square Punch, Sponge Dauber

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