Friday, April 18, 2008

Long Tall Sally

Today's limited supplies challenge is being guest hosted by Sherry Cheever(badsherry), Jen was sick so she filled in. Hope you feel better soon Jen!! So for Sherry's challenge she wanted us to make a long card, which meant the measurements had to be atleast 4x8. I usually do 4 1/4x9, but I decided that for what popped in my head, 4x8 would be plenty of room. The other rules for the challenge were to limit the layers and use no designer paper......say it ain't so Sherry!! This is a tough one for me, I mean, you don't get the nickname"Jessica Jean the Layer Queen" for NOT liking layers(thanks Melanie M. for the super fun nickname). So my card is 6 layers, since I average around 12-15, I thought 6 was very limited!! I started with some Kraft cardstock and layered it with Handsome Hunter. I then took a piece of Confetti Cream CS and stamped the French Script BG in Handsome Hunter. On top of that, I stamped the Sanded background in Mellow Moss. Twill tape from SU was used to hide the "seam", and hunter organdy was tied around that for some color. The ribbon was tied in a square knot first, then I took two seperate pieces and tied them around the knot to make it bigger. The main image was stamped twice in Mellow Moss and once in Handsome Hunter. I added some aged copper hardware and it was done!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!! Don't forget to sign up for my Blog Candy!!!
stamps-Garden Silhouettes, Sanded, and French Script
paper-Handsome Hunter, Mellow Moss, Kraft, and Confetti Cream
ink- Mellow Moss and Handsome Hunter
tools-hunter organdy, twill tape, aged copper hardware, and small oval punch


  1. Ohhh....this is soooo elegant!! Refined, classy.......just gorgeous!!! I've never done a Long and Lean (doesn't fit my body type KWIM??? LOL)......I so want to try this challenge...but it'll have to wait until after house-buying shtuff gets done!!! I DO love your layered creations....and this one is no's layered just wonderfully!! And the soft!!!

  2. Oh my, this is absolutely stunning! Handsome Hunter has never looked better, and it's wonderful to see Garden Silhouettes again! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. So elegant, Jessie. You always make such great stuff...from cute to can do it all!

  4. This is very pretty, very elegant. Joan

  5. Gorgeous card and wonderful layout! Love the dp with this image and the ribbon is just yummy!

  6. Love what you did with this challenge! A great design and the colors are perfect!

  7. woooooooooooo...that's a tall AWESOME card!...
    love the soft green and beige tones...and I particularly love the fact that the B/G is not stamped all the way!What a great combo of ideas Jessie!


  8. This is so lovely! The stamps are perfect for the length of the card and colors are so elegant.

  9. Jessie, this is so classy. Love your new nickname...very fitting, and you pull it off so well! That's usually one of my quick fixes for a card that doesn't quite look finished...add another layer...although I haven't tried adding 12 LOL!!


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