Wednesday, January 28, 2009

InStyle Challenge

On Monday, a challenge was posted to the InStyle Stamps blog to create a "square coat card." Using the directions on the blog I got to work making my card. For my "coat" and belly band I used a piece of double sided paper from American Crafts. I think it pairs well with the SU River Rock and Baja Breeze so I used those colors for my inner card paired with some Basic Black. The stamp (Marti from InStyle Stamps) is colored with Prismacolor pencils and layered with Nestabilities. I colored the Prima flower with a Copic marker and added some jewels to the center.
I did change up my version a little. I created a belly band to hold my card shut instead of attaching the strip to the "coat" and tying it shut with a ribbon like it shows in the directions. Here's a view with the band removed and the "coat" open to reveal the card inside. I really had a lot of fun trying this style of card. I hope you'll join the challenge!

  • Stamps - InStyle Stamps Marti
  • Ink - Archival Black
  • Paper - American Crafts, White, Basic Black, River Rock, Baja Breeze (cardstock and dp)
  • Misc - Prismacolor pencils, Nestabilities, Prima flowers, Jewels


Jennifer said...

Great card Beth!! Love the colors! Great job on your coloring too!

Lynette said...

Very pretty, Beth!

Maria said...

As I commented on PCP. .your card turned out GORGEOUS, Beth!! The colors are beautiful and I'm really love the dp that you used. Awesome job coloring the image too. You did a fabulous job with the challenge!!


Sandy said...

Great job with Maria's challenge. Love how your card turned out.