Still playing in the Dare To Get Dirty challenges over on Splitcoaststampers this week.  I am always so inspired by Heather Telford’s creations, and this first card is a direct result of that inspiration.  It fits into two of the DTGD challenges and is an SUO (Stampin Up Only) card.

The front of the card was masked except for the striped area.  After sponging this area with several inks (lightest to darkest), the wheat image was stamped across the front three times.

This second card qualifies for three of the challenges.

This is a pretty ancient SU stamp set, but anything to do with rain always seems to melt my heart.  So when it showed up on eBay for almost nothing… well you can guess the rest of the story!

The leaves on the designer paper were colored with a Copic marker for a closer match to her jacket.  I made a matching envelope just for fun.  All the images in this set are so darn cute!

Isn’t she adorable.

I came so close to adding dots to the umbrella, or the boots, or her jacket (especially her jacket to match the ribbon).  But this time I resisted.  Instead, using PhotoShop, I added the dots just to see what they would like like BEFORE actually doing it to the card itself.  I’m learning!

So… what do you think?  Do you like the dots.. on the umbrella?.. the boots?.. the jacket?  Or was it best to leave them off altogether!

Thanks for dropping by today.  Happy Crafting!


Card 1 (SUO):

Stamps: Farm Life and Bring on the Cake
Papers: Very Vanilla
: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red and Basic Black
: Grosgrain Ribbon

Card 2:

Stamps: SU Rainy Days; Anita’s ‘Get Well Soon’
: PTI Select White and True Black; Graphic 45 Le Cirque Collection
: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

: Ribbons; Circle Nestabilities

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