This card was created for another Featured Stamper challenge. The featured stamper was Nikki Tanner. I picked her “Sometimes you’re the cat” card, changed the color scheme, the stamp set and added some stitching and embellishments. The colors I used fit the Just For Fun Stamps Color Challenge for last week.

I knew I wanted to use the new Guiding Light set from Flourishes for this case. I thought it would look great with Graphic 45 Le Romantique  paper. I stamped the sentiment, then the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it in with Copic Markers (BG01, BG10, BG72, B21, W1, W2, E31, E41, E51, E53, E55). The image was cut with Circle Nestabilities and airbrushed with Copic Marker E31. It was then layered on a slightly bigger Chocolate Chip circle that had been (surprise, suprise) sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The bottle was covered with Glossy Accents.


Four 2″ squares were cut out of Graphic 45 Le Romantique paper and stitched to a 4 3/8″ Gina K. Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock square. The edges of the small square as well as the ivory square were distressed. Martha Stewart twill was taped around the center and tied with brown Burlap String. Three buttons (Basic Gray, My Mind’s Eye and Bo Bunny) were attached to the lower right corner with natural colored burlap string. A Sprocket Gear was adhered to the top left corner. The main image was attached to the layers with dimensionals.


As always, the inside of the card is kept pretty simple. A 1 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Le Romantique paper was sanded, then stitched to a 4 3/8″ square of Ivory cardstock. The light house stamp from Guiding Light was stamped over it in Antique Linen Distress Ink. A small My Mind’s Eye button was adhered to the lower right corner of the paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

14 Responses to “Featured Stamper Challenge – Nikki Tanner”

  1. This is a beautiful card-I love that set. Great work! 🙂

  2. This is stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. Well girlfriend, you never cease to AMAZE me! Just beautiful!

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Cannot wait to see your take on these twisted paper flowers!

  5. Beautiful card! I love the blend of colors, and the distressed edges and stitching add so much texture! Wouldn’t want a Dad card to get too pretty! I also love the sprocket detail – it makes me think of a ship’s wheel in this context! Lovely!

  6. This is a fabulous masculine card, Beate! I love the gorgeous image…and how you’ve colored it!! Love the papers too!!

  7. Oh wie zauberhaft, ich bekomme Fernweh und will an meine geliebte Nordsee. Ich bin reif für die Insel.*g* Aber das Wetter ist noch zu schlecht.
    Jedenfalls ist Deine Karte auch perfekt koloriert und die Kombination ist genau meins.
    Schönen Wochenanfang und lG Anja

  8. This is stunning! Your created the perfect background for your image. Love it, Beate!

  9. This is beautiful. I love the colours and the layout!!!

  10. What a gorgeous card Beate. Just wanted to pop by and thank your family for your service. Happy Memorial day!

  11. This is GORGEOUS Beate! LOVE the colors and the sentiment! The buttons are perfect too!!

  12. Very lovely!

  13. Zauberhaft liebe Beate, ein wundervolles Werk, es passt alles perfekt zusammen, man kann nur immer wieder staunen …

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  14. What a beautiful card… inside AND out! I just love the attention you give to the inside of your cards. Fab job!!

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