Thursday, July 19, 2012

MIM: roll the dice

I had time to play around with this week's MIM challenge - and it was so fun!  The idea is that you download their sheet, fill it out, and roll the dice to determine what goes on your card.  No fuss, no muss :)

I rolled, and I got:

- vertical orientation
- sketch no. 6
- simply jane stamp set
- mat stack 1 stamp set (in a supporting role)
- kraft, white, blue color scheme
- floral embellishment

And here's my take:

I started out with the "simply jane" silhouette, stamped in blue, and built my card out from there.  The sentiment is from "mat stack 1" - I actually cut it apart so I could stamp it on either side of the banner flag.  (You could also do some selective inking if you'd rather not cut up your stamps, but I find cutting them apart to be much more idiot-proof... hee.)

I finished off by stamping an image from "mat stack 1" underneath the banner.  I think it was the perfect finishing touch :)

Before I sign off, a preview of things to come:

A little post-gallery-idol blog hop!  I hope you'll join a few of us for our "shaped-card" blog hop - I know there will be plenty of "wow" cards to look at, and there will a giveaway on each girl's blog :)  Fingers crossed that my Gallery Idol prize box makes it here before then, so I can actually have an idea of what I'll be giving away... (O Canada, why is your postal service so very slow?)

Thanks for popping by!


  1. Gorgeous card, Elena! I love your take on Sketch #6 with the elements you chose!

  2. This is so soft and pretty Elena! Love that cabochon!

  3. Very pretty! Love the soft colors!

  4. so the blue floral paper!

  5. Very light and airy. I need to find some time to do this before the challenge is up, it sounds so fun!

  6. gorgeous & elegant - love the soft colors & extras like the impression plate (at least it looks like an impression plate was used on the background)

  7. Oh, I love it! I got the same sketch - but horizontal layout (which I don't usually like doing!). I hope to post it tonight, we'll see!

    I love that Simply Jane silhouette - it's so perfect... ENABLER! :)

  8. This is so lovely. Love the embossing and especially the flower in her hair!

  9. this is so pretty and elegant looking with the soft colors.