Cardmaking Contest Entry from Julia Gibson

Julia Gibson has sent in her Cardmaking Contest entry, and is excited to share it with you.

Stamping Madly Cardmaking Contest Entry fromJulia Gibson

What a striking effect she got with the colored flowers against the black background!  Be sure to leave a comment for all the contest entries.  Although I'll choose my favorite for the $50 prize, I will take all your comments into account when I'm making the decision.


  • Card Stock:  Pink Pirouette, Baja Blue, Basic Black
  • Ink :  Whisper White Craft
  • Stamp:  Best of Flowers (originally from the Upsy Daisy set)
  • Water Color Pencils
  • Black Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder
  • White Gel Pen
  • SNAIL Adhesive, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip


  1. Cut an 8 1/2" X 11" piece of pink card stock in half horizontally. Fold one piece in half to form 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. 
  2. Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette 3 3/4" X 5 1/8" and run it through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing folder. 
  3. Glue to middle of card front anchoring the ends of a piece of black ribbon under the edges near the bottom of the card.  (She didn't indicate what glue she used, but I would use SNAIL Adhesive, with a bit of Tombow over the ribbon ends.)
  4. Cut a 3 1/2" x 3" piece of Baja Blue card stock and place on top half of card front using Dimensionals at corners and one in the middle.
  5. Cut a 3 1/4" X 2 3/4" piece off Basic Black card stock. 
  6. Stamp flower image on piece of Basic Black with Whisper White Craft ink. Let ink dry.
  7. Color flowers with Water Color Pencils and highlight with White Gel Pen.
  8. Attach to blue cardstock with SNAIL.
  9. Make a bow with another piece of black ribbon and attach to middle of ribbon on card with Sticky Strip.

I really appreciate seeing all the wonderful cards people have been sending in.  If you haven't sent me an entry yet, you still have a few days. Get all the details in the post "Want an Extra $50 in Your Pocket?"

Keep in mind that if you don't have a card that is 90% current Stampin' Up!, or you don't want to write out the directions, I'd love to have you send it for an "honorary" entry–meaning it's not eligible for the $50 prize.  Whether you're a brand new stamper or an experienced cardmaker, this contest is about honoring all who pour their hearts into their handmade cards!

Thanks to Julia Gibson for her Stamping Madly Cardmaking Contest Entry.

4 Responses to Cardmaking Contest Entry from Julia Gibson

  1. bernice t April 16, 2013 at 10:36 pm #


  2. Mary April 17, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    This is a very pretty card!

  3. Lynne Gjerde April 17, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    THis is beautiful. I would like to hang this on my wall. Congratulations.

  4. sandi April 21, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    I love your card. Absolutely Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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