January 27, 2008

A Challenge for Me

Well, I had a challenge before me yesterday, but not like the kind I usually participate in on-line. A friend of mine asked me to make roughly 45 valentines for their single mom's ministry. I agreed and set out yesterday morning to design and create the cards only to realize I had practically none of my adhesive of choice left! I had ordered some on line a couple days ago, but it still had not arrived. This presented me with the situation of creating something with -- horror of horrors -- no patterned papers, no layers, just stamps on paper
I fiddled around with cardstock choices and finally decided ivory would be the best bet to stamp on. (The pink border here is only to let the card show up better when scanned). As I experimented with stamps I realized I had some self-adhesive paper from Autumn Leaves which I didn't care for that much and had not been using, but if I stamped this heart on it it would work rather well -- plus would require no adhesive!
I got all 45 cards made just as my friend arrived and -- wouldn't you know it -- the UPS man arrived with my package of adhesive!!!! This is the end result. Stamps I used were French script from Hero Arts; flourish from Rhonna Farrer; birds from Crafty Secrets; heart from Stampington.

7 comments:

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Ooh I love this - just perfect! I was looking for that stamp - now I know it is by Stampington - thanks!
And well done with the stamping challenge!!

marciad said...

Beautiful. You're amazing. I can't imagine ever being able to do 45 cards, let alone in a short period of time.

Dawn said...

This is the most beautiful card. It's so crisp, elegant, I can't explain it in words but it is simply the most beautiful piece.

ScrappyPam said...

Lovely card!

SmilynStef said...

What a beautiful card and what a great idea to stamp on DPs that aren't quite our style ... love it.

Lyneen said...

Sorry about the late arriving adhesive... the CARDS ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

Carrie said...

This card is fabulous - love the layers of stamping.