Tuesday, 9 February 2010

RESQ31 challenge&raise the bar 5

So here's the brief for RESQ 31 - an inventory check up.
- Go through your stamps....pull out ones that haven't seen ink in a while and give them a try!
- Also, you could try to use up some scraps but even better is using a sheet of patterned paper you have been hoarding for a while! Go ahead and use it already!
Raise the bar wants a stamp you would never part with - and this little Gruffie is so cute and so easy to colour and just so cute, I'd never ever part with him.
So I have hoarded my 3 bugs papers for too long, the stamp hadn't seen ink in 12 months and I was keeping my last packet of pearl swirls purely because it was my last pack and I'm loathe to have none in my stash. They are ZVA creative and similar to the Prima ones but in my opinion even more yummy, they also make the brads, which are a whopping half inch and just gorgeous. Again it was a fear of running out that kept them in my stash boxes instead of on my cards.
The card itself is a bit OTT - combining 2 of my favourite cards - the folded frame and the easel card. Inside the frame I used the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis pendant die (another under used favourite)topped with a Stampabilities "Gruffie" and finished with some embossed paper flowers. The ledge for the easel has the fleur de lis accent stuck on with foam pads and there's lots of pearls everywhere.


Yvonne Tune said...

antastic card Sarah, love your use of embellishments and the design of card, Yvonne Tune KCC

Dianne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

~*Joni said...

Oh my goodness Minerva this is just amazing! I love the combo of the frame and easel cards - what a delightful pairing. Your Grufie is indeed worth keeping forever as he is so adorable! Your pearl embellishments and fleur de lis are wonderful, making this an exceptionally beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week, I foresee great things happening for you in the future as your card making is wonderful. ;)

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Wowzers, this card is a - maz - ing, i love it. Such a cool idea to combine the frame and easel cards, think i might have to try that myself. Such a cute stamp, and you embellishments are beautiful, i love those pearls :)

Thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely stunning! I love how you've used the frame in an easel card! And all the embellishments are just beautiful & perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar. Looking forward to seeing you at future challenges!