Friday, 18 January 2008

French Flair "Merci"

Today's Limited Supplies Challenge on splitcoast was to focus on background stamps. The limitations were 1-2 background stamps, no designer paper, no dry embossing, limited embellishments, 2 colours plus a neutral.

I took a look at my background stamps and chose French Flair. I love how it coordinates with my Carte Postale set too. I wanted a soft colour scheme and I haven't used plum in a while, so I went with Pale Plum (the lighter shade) and Perfect Plum (the darker shade). French Flair was stamped in Perfect Plum and the swallow from Carte Postale was stamped in white pigment ink and heat embossed. I thought the card needed a sentiment, so I stamped "Merci", also from the Carte Postale set, in Perfect Plum and punched it out with my word window punch. I accented it with a mini rhinestone brad from my Pretties kit. The final touch to this card was a length of white taffeta ribbon, tied with a simple knot. Easy-peasy!

This card didn't take more than about 15 minutes from start to finish. What a great warm-up for VSN tonight! (VSN is Virtual Stamp Night on splitcoast, with different stamping challenges every hour, on the hour, and only 45 minutes to complete each one. It's a blast!)

Thanks for looking!


  1. Karen: I love your new blog!! It looks great, the colours are perfect.

    I LOVE the French Flair background and everytime you use it I want it more!! Great job!!

    Connie Carswell

  2. Hi Karen, just found your blog. It's great! Love your samples so far! Josee S

  3. Karen- loving your blog. And this card, easy-peasy perhaps, but pretty-witty too. And the picture of you looks great- but I would have lied and said that about the Christmas morning one!!

    (also pretty witty, if I do say so myself)

    ps- love the font on that word verification.....

  4. Great Blog, Karen, And I love this card- my favourite colour. ;)