Wednesday, May 23, 2012

So Many Scallops [LIM #68]

Boy or Girl Babie Onsie Scallop Card

Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes you make a card for a challenge, get busy, and all of a sudden you miss the deadline. Then sometimes you get lucky and the card works for the very next challenge. Hooray! This card was originally for last week's Less is More one layer challenge to use 3 stamps. Now, it's for this week's Less is More baby card challenge.

This one layer stuff is HARD, especially when using a wood mounted stamp (the onsie on this card). You just can't tell where those things will stamp! Four cards later I finally had a revelation ... stamp the wood mounted image FIRST. Then you can build around it. Much better, worked like a charm.

Boy or Girl Baby Cards Rabbit Elephant Onsie Duck Sheep Toys

Not wanting to toss the other off-centered cards, I stamped the main image (rabbit/elephant/duck/sheep) on a scrap piece of paper, punched it out, and stuck it right on top of the old image.

Boy or Girl Baby Elephant Scallop Card

It happened to fit right inside the dotted circle. Again, sometimes you just get lucky.

The scallops are stamped in alternating colors down the card. 

Boy or Girl Baby Sheep Scallop Card

Last week, when I was in one-layer challenge mode, I tried using an impression plate for the scallop portion of the card, with a separate circle die run through at the same time to keep the main part of the card unembossed. Ignoring the off-centeredness, I think it could have worked, but the circle die cut the impression plate a little so I stopped before I ruined the impression plate. I tried using a couple layers of cardstock circles to block the impression, but the impression from the plate still came through slightly. So, I scrapped the embossing for this card design. Maybe I'll explore that one a little later. If anyone knows how to do this and is willing to share, let me know : )

Anyway, thanks for looking!

Supplies used:
Inkadinkadoo Mehndi Borders (scallop)
Stampin' Up (onsie and toy images)
Kelly Panacci 360 Degrees
Colorbox Lime and Lilac ink
PTI Simply
Corner rounder punch


  1. Wow! That's a lot of scallops and they're all perfectly stamped! Great job! I love the colours you've chosen!

  2. Fabulous Kelly, you make such great card sets!

  3. What a great bunch of cards. Such a cool idea to line up the scallops like that, and those baby images are so sweet.

  4. Love the little circle stamp!

  5. What fabulous cards Kelly... no white space but perfect CAS design and great stamping!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. These cards are wonderful Kelly! I'm so glad you could salvage put a lot of work into them, it's nice you can use them!

  7. These are gorgeous cards! I am impressed...I always struggle with single layer cards and I always mess up my stamping! But I am still working on it little by little...thanks for the awesome inspiration!

  8. Great CAS designs. Love all the assortment you did!

  9. No white space but superb cards Kelly
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"


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