Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Fun Back to Basics

Sherry is the hostess for February and has issued a real challenge for us this week.  
Back to Basics- Remember when you first started stamping and all you had was card stock, ink and stamps? it’s time to put away our fancy toys and patterned paper and make a card with the very basics. 
So for this challenge you are limited to the following:
Stamps: As many as you like
Ink: up to 3 colors (not counting black or brown)
Paper: up to 3 colors of card stock plus one neutral;  NO patterned paper. 
Coloring medium: You can use ONE coloring medium (markers, pastels, pencils, etc.)
Embellishments:  ONE kind.  You can use more than one of the same kind…(5 brads, two ribbons, etc.) but only ONE kind.
NO Nestabilities but punches are ok. 

Yikes!  I'm not sure I can make a card without patterned paper.  I decided to CASE an old card of mine which was a favorite.  I just changed up the colors a little and here we go.


Stamps: Balmy Breezes, Canvas
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Square Eyelets

Be sure to check out the fabulous creations by the other Friday Fun Chicks. 

We are expecting 20-30" of snow this weekend so this Palm Tree will make me think warm thoughts.  I hope to get a lot of stamping time in, but I think I will be spending a lot of time outside shoveling and sledding with the kids. 


  1. Note to self: Do not make my cards late at night b/c they suck!! You guys rocked out the challenge!! Mine looks like a little kid made it.

  2. OMG I totally know what you mean, life without DP would be so sad, lol!
    But you rocked this challenge! Beautiful card!


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