Friday, 27 July 2012

A twist on The Stampman challenge

Hello All
Are you ready for an amazing weekend?
I'm not really in to sport but I do wish all of our Olympians the very best of luck in their endeavours, and here's to a fabulous and safe couple of weeks.
Over at The Stampman we have a new challenge for you, Anything Goes / Celebrations.
The card that I have made for you was actually inspired by the challenge over at the fantastic Our Creative Corner who are asking that you give one of your cards a Makeover.
This is my original card which was made quite a number of years ago, and if I'm brutally honest I actually quite like it. I do however prefer the Do Over!!
Now the challenge requires you do a makeover on a card that you really dislike so perhaps I don't fulfil the first part of the challenge entirely, but I hope that I will be forgiven.
I have used the Hero Arts - S5601 Newspaper Background which I stamped and embossed onto a piece of white card stock, and then sponged with Weathered Wood and Black Soot distress inks.
Next I stamped around the edge of the trimmed panel with my favourite Hero Arts -  F5042 Leaf Flourish.
I cut this panel up and mounted it onto gold patterned card stock.
The greeting has been added using the wonderful new clear stamp set from Woodware - JGCL560 Just To Say.

The flowers have been cut from card stock and vellum using a DooHickey and I have added Faux Card Candi centres.
I used my new Memory box die - Honeyblossom Sprig as the base on which to place the flowers which I attached using silicon.
I am really happy with the results and having show it to the guys at work I have to remake it with Roses for a Special Birthday card and also as a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card, so watch this space lol.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team have come up with, and remember that there is a £10 voucher up for grabs for the winner.
Have a great Weekend.
Hugs Kimx


  1. A great makeover Kim, such a pretty card.
    Have a great weekend and enjoy the opening ceremony.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. Oh my, your makeover is sensational. Love the colors and the newsprint background. Your flowers are seriously wonderful too! So happy you joined us in our makeover challenge this week at Our Creative Corner!

  3. I like the grid - it's definitely nice to be able to look back & find some things we like! The new version is so sweet & fiddly. I had to come peek - I had so much fun with this challenge :) Amazing the difference time makes!

  4. Wow I love this card, the colours are fabulous. I love all the details, just fab :)

  5. Loving this makeover Kim. That newsprint background has a very denim feel to it. No wonder the design has been so popular. Hugs, Buttons x

  6. Another stunning card mum! Agree wiv u that the remake is better but they are both lovely! Xx

  7. Wow... This is such a great makeover! Love the beautiful flowers and great color scheme of the new card. Thank you so much for playing with us at Our Creative Corner this week....:)

  8. Great transformation Kim! I like both cards but the makeover is much better. The flowers on the new card pop up against that background. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us at the Our Creative Corner this week!

  9. Wow Kim this card is amazing! I love everything about your remake - it totally rocks!

    Thank you for joining in this week at Our Creative Corner. Hope to see more of your creations.

  10. I LOVE those flowers!!! Going to have to google doohickey now... you are so inspirational with your use of background stamps - I feel like I want to go and dig the ones I have out now and have a play with them.

  11. Beautiful flowers and I love them over the text background! Your makeover is gorgeous - although I like the original too! :) Thanks so much for joining in the OCC makeover challenge!


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Hugs Kimx