Friday, July 8, 2011

Say It in...Kraft, White and Green!


At AnnaBelle Stamps this week, the challenge is to say it in Kraft,White and Green. I chose to work with All Things Grow for this card:

I stamped the image twice in Certainly Celery ink and once in the centre in Old Olive ink and then stamped the sentiment from Ballerina Rose over the top. I finished off this panel by adding a punched Kraft butterfly and matting it on a Kraft panel. This was then mounted on foam dimensional tape and adhered to a white layer which had been scored at 1/2 inch intevals vertically. I tied some satin Kraft ribbon around the bottom, threading it through a white button. This layer was then adhered to a Kraft base which had been edged along the bottom with my Upper Crest border punch.

The inside has a sentiment stamped in Old Olive ink from the Acacia set and a tiny punched butterfly to finish it off. Please bear with me and my photos - I am experimenting each time as I am not happy with my shots taken at night as I don't have a light tent or great lamps and so I am slowly trying out my SLR camera outside (which I did on my last post) and am becoming very frustrated with the outcome. I have seen so many amazing blogs out there with fabulous photography, but it will take me a lot of practice unfortunately to have the same look! Anyway - here are the details for this week's challenge and be sure to have a look at the rest of the team's creations.

About our challenges:
- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Thursday 5.00pm so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge. 
- Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a special little something.  Our last challenge for the month will be a sketch challenge which will attract our main prize of a $15.00 gift voucher for that weeks winner.
How To Play Along : - Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS
blog in your post.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.       
- You may enter any challenge several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps and embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas.

Stamps: All Things Grow, Acacia, Ballerina Rose (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Kraft, Select White (PTI)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Crumb Cake (SU)
Accessories: butterfly punch (Martha Stewart); Scor-Pal; Kraft ribbon (SU); Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars); white butoon; dimensional tape


  1. Perfect design......simply elegant card Kerry!

  2. This a beautiful and elegant Sympathy card Kerry. All the little details make it really special.

  3. So elegant Kerry. These are hard for me to make, you made it look so simple. Great job. :)


  4. Lovely card -- inside and out! I like your ribbon/button treatment as well as the bottom border!

  5. Beautiful Kerry!
    Your inside is just as stunning as the out, Perfect sympathy card!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  6. You ROCKED this challenge Kerry!! Looooooove your card, a beautiful card for a sad occasion! the scored background sets is off brilliantly! :)

  7. love this card too Kerry - a perfectly beautiful sympathy card. I absoulutely adore Kraft and it looks gorgeous with white and the touch of green. Lovely lovely