Sunday, April 12, 2015

Inspired by Jamberry April 10

Hello Stampers and Jamberry lovers... I am back with another Inspired by Jamberry post. A little later than I originally planned but I had several issues crop up over the weekend keeping me busy as a bee. This weekend, since I was short on time, I chose to combine my usual two cards into one card.

About the Wraps:

These wraps are a Mommy & Me set. What that means is that the wraps come sized for adults and for juniors. Wear these wraps with your daughter!  The smaller "two style wrap" comes with both wraps for kids. The other two wraps, Destiny and Mint Green Chevron, are separate. Mix and match to make a great combo of pretty nails!  If you are interested in picking up these popular wraps, click below:

About the Card:

Stampin' Up! has many ways to create chevron patterns. I could have used the chevron paper that is in the color collection DSP stacks, I could have used the Positively Chevron background stamp, or even the chevron stamp from the Work of Art stamp set. Then again, I could have used the chevron embossing folder to give the background an embossed look or even inked the embossing folder with the brayer. But instead of ordering and using any of these methods, I chose to think outside the box and use a tool I already owned in an unconventional way - I used the Simply Scored Borders Plate overlay as a stencil and I sponged the ink on, line by line, using a sponge dauber

Creating the chevron background really all depends on which tools you have...and how open you are to exploring your tools to the level that you can use them unconventionally. Solving problems is something I really enjoy - so being limited with supplies is typically a welcomed challenge.

The color palette I chose was also somewhat limited. In a perfect world, I would have had Always Artichoke paper and ink pad to use for the card base and leaves. Instead I chose to use Sahara Sand, which really brought out the two aqua blues nicely. Honestly, I'm afraid that Always Artichoke may have been too bold  and taken away from the over all look. What do you think?  

Bermuda Bay and Pool Party are lovely colors - but I did not have the Bermuda Bay ink pad. Instead, I used a marker to scribble ink on a clear block and picked that up with my blending pen to highlight the Pool Party flowers, which I also colored with the blending pens.

I had so much fun creating this card - it was challenging figuring out the pieces. One thing I do wish, however, is that Stampin' Up! would come up with a Labels Collection 2 set of dies that fit neatly between the sizes of the current Labels Collection dies. I love how the Bermuda Bay mat offsets the focal image. I used a smaller die than usual on the label to get rid of the bold lines around the label so I could replace it with the Bermuda Bay mat. Easily one of my favorite cards.

Hope you enjoy! And I invite you to visit my Facebook page, every Thursday evening/Friday morning I announce what wraps I will be using in my Inspired by Jamberry post. I'd love if you come join me and get inspired then share what you create on my facebook post to be entered to win a prize!

Happy Stamping!

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Disclaimer:  I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I am working on replacing all my craft supplies with only Stampin' Up! product, but I will occasionally use some of my non-SU stash. Bare with me as I work to replenish my stash with only SU product. I will be highlighting new products as they come in and I will always point out great alternatives to my non-SU product that are Stampin' Up!. Thanks for understanding.


  1. Oh wow - just love the colors of your's simply lovely!!!!

  2. Wanda I truly love this color palette. A fave for sure. Love how you created your chevron background. Great way to really get the most out of your tools.

  3. very pretty color scheme! love it! :)

  4. Fabulous color choices on this gorgeous card, Wanda! So very beautiful!

  5. Another beauty!! This is a gorgeous color combination - and a fabulous card design!