Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SIP Challenge #47 - One Element Wonder

Hello!  What a wonderful weekend I had on Mother's Day Weekend!  I was able to see my daughter and two of my granddaughters on Saturday.  Taylor, my 6 year old granddaughter had a Softball Tournament in Dayton, TN which is pretty close to where I live so I was able to go watch her play.  She is such a joy.  I wish I could have stayed for the whole tournament and especially since they won!  Here's a picture of her with her trophy!  She recently lost her two front teeth.. lol  Isn't she just adorable! :)

After a fun Saturday, I was able to spend Mother's Day with my son and his sweet girlfriend, Kaci!  She is a fabulous cook and made Chicken Parmesan, Pasta and meatballs with her awesome Marinara, Roasted Garlic Bread, and we ended it with Brownies and Ice Cream!  Does that sound delicious or what??  Oh my.. I was so full I came straight home and took a 2 hour nap!  lol

Well, back to the weekly business.. I'm back over at Stamp, Ink, Paper today with my card for a One Element Wonder Challenge.  
I can tell you right now that clean and simple is NOT my go to style.  I absolutely adore it but it doesn't come easy for me.  When I start adding to a card, I have a hard time stopping!  lol  Here's what I came up with for my One Element Wonder and this is about as CAS as I get...

I sure wish I could have taken a better picture because this is much more beautiful that the picture suggests.  I did a watercolor wash of Sahara Sand, and Tempting Turquoise onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Watercolor Paper.  I used my heat tool to dry it and then stamped the Seabird image in Stampin' Up! Black Archival Ink.  I used the same ink to stamp my greeting on the bottom right of the front panel. But here's where it gets super beautiful and I just counldn't get a picture that shows it.. ugh.. I sprayed that panel with some Glitter Dust Spray and it is Ah-mazing!!  Once that dried, I mounted the front panel onto a piece of 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock with Fast Fuse.  Next I mounted that onto an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2".  I hope you'll head over and check out our challenge and link up a One Element Wonder card of your own! 

Here are the Stampin' Up! Products that I used:

Wetlands Stamp Set
Black Archival Ink
Tempting Turquoise Ink
Sahara Sand Ink
Aqua Marker
Watercolor Paper
Basic Black Cardstock
Tempting Turquoise Cardstock
Fast Fuse Adhesive

Non - Stampin' Up Products used:

Foam Tape (Amazon)
Glitter Dust Spray (Amazon)

 Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina


  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!! You ROCKED this, GF!! I can seen a CASE in my near-future, esp. since I just got this set for SAB; TFS!! Oh, and keep up the great work!!

  2. Beautiful CAS card Tina, I know what you mean, they don't come easy for me either. The watercolor background is really dreamy, very nice job. That meal sounds amazing, I can see why you needed a 2 hour nap. I think I'd only visit them after spending the rest of the week eating salads, lol!

  3. Oh and yes, your granddaughter is adorable and I'm glad to see she's playing softball! I hope she sticks with it.