Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, February 6, 2015

VSN MINI! I Treasure You!

Hello Stamping Friends!
Tonight is the Mini version of Virtual Stamp Night...WooHoo!

I am a hostess for one of the challenges for the Main VSN next month, but I wanted to participate in tonight's challenges too.  The first VSN Mini challenge asks us to use blue and sand.  I opted for night of navy, so that I could also do this Colour Me...! challenge.

Sorry for the bad lighting... I am giving this card to my husband, so I had to take the picture myself.  I am an awful photographer!  LOL  The card base is night of navy with a plain sahara sand layer added.  I then dry embossed another layer of navy with this retired SU folder; it had a snowflake name, but it looks more like stars to me.  Using a white gel pen and basic rhinestones, I highlighted some stars.  The large sentiment is from Stampabilities.  After stamping it on a sahara sand circle, I ran it through my Big Shot with the decorative dots folder.  I think it looks like craters on the moon!  The globe image is from SU's "The Open Sea," stamped on very vanilla.  I trimmed it up to fit on the lower corner.

Next, I made a card with a more beachy theme, since Lee's challenge had a beachy inspiration photo.  My card base is marina mist.  I stamped images from "By the Seashore" in marina mist, sahara sand, and crisp cantaloupe on very vanilla.  I added 2 layers of large scallop circles in vanilla and sand, sponging the edges.  The greeting is from "Polka Dot Party."  To coordinate with the sketch challenge from My Favorite Things, I added marina mist satin ribbon, and 3 punched out flowers with enamel dots. 

I still need to make a card for the 2nd VSN Mini challenge, but I have until February 14th to upload.  So do you!  Hope you can participate!

Thanks for coming by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Lovely the way you juxtapositioned the "moon" and the earth! Thanks so much for playing with us at colour me...!

  2. I really like the snowy background texture! Julia CMCC

  3. Why am I always out of town on the weekend of the VSN Mini? I may have to look in and see if I can catch up!

    I love both of these cards, Kim! Sensational sentiment on your textured moon and fabulously fun sea creatures on the second!

  4. What a great way to play with these stamps! Very clever!!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Me this week! ♥

  5. Your card is making me dream of the beach, Kim!

    Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things