Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stampin' Celebration #49


After an Easter break last week, we're back with another Stampin' Celebration challenge! I love the spring colors in this inspiration piece, and isn't the pink and green combo fun?  I started with pink and green and then added the darker pink/purple from the bouquet of flowers seen in the bottom left photo. 


This week I also drew inspiration from the SUO challenge #17--Mother's Day Cards and Challenge #44--a sketch challenge over at The Paper Players.  I did flip the sketch on its side, but otherwise stayed pretty close.  :-) 

The stamp set I used is actually a sneak peek from the Summer Mini Catalog that goes live May 1st.  The set is called Flower Fest, and it immediately caught my eye because almost every image in the set has a coordinating punch.  :-) 



I randomly stamped the images using Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry and Certainly Celery.  For the main flower image, I stamped with Rich Razzleberry craft ink and then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  For the the center of the flower, I used a yellow sharpie marker to color one of the Rhinestone Jewels.

And to finish it off, I ran Pretty in Pink satin ribbon through the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim die to give the ribbon the scallop edge. A simple wow technique!  To see some more samples using the decorative edge ribbon technique that I presented last fall at the Fort Worth Regional SU conference, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to head to Stampin' Celebration to see who the Party Guest designer is this week AND the projects the members of the Design Team have created using this inspiration piece.  

Stamps:  Flower Fest, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry (classic and craft)
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die, Decorative Label punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Heat Tool, Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder, Rhinestone Jewel, Yellow Sharpie, dimensionals

10 comments:

Amanda Mertz said...

Nice spring colors. Thanks for the tip about coloring the rhinestone with a Sharpie....I haven't done that yet! TFS!

irishgalkelly said...

Pretty flowers! Love your card and the ribbon technique I've never seen before. I had to go back to your older post and take a look at that. So cool. I love discovering new ideas for my Big Shot dies!

Ann Schach said...

What a lovely card with so many fabulous details...from the unique ribbon technique to the colored rhinestone! The color combination is so fresh and spring-like! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Deb Hoekstra said...

Love this new stamp set and you made a gorgeous card with it! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

Shannon said...

Gorgeous card! You should enter it into the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge. They are doing a Mother's Day theme this week. You card would be perfect for it.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I'll bet it is even prettier IRL! That sparkle is awesome! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Jen said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the colors you've got going on here! And the sharpie on the rhinestone is a trick I will have to remember

Hands On said...

Love your colour combo and you have used this set beautifully!

Jen Timko said...

This looks like DSP! The ribbon through the Big Shot is brilliant! Glad to see you again at SUO Challenges this week!

Heidi Baks said...

I love this clean design, and the colors look so "rich", hah! Thanks for playing SUO Challenges.