Sunday, May 9, 2010
Please say that this has the "WOW" factor!!
Elisabeth Bell is one of my very favorite designers, so....when I saw that Belles 'n Whistles was having a DT call, I knew, I had to throw my hat into the ring! I love BnW stamps - and I'm thrilled that they have gone clear! I really appreciate being able to see where I am stamping.
I pulled out all of my BnW stamps, and inked a bunch up - trying to decide which one to use. So, I'm not always good having to narrow things down, so you will get to see several stamps in action.
I am over the moon about my first card! I figured out how to use 4 of my stamps on this one card (See, I told you I didn't want to narrow down my choices). Everybody is hanging out at the pool - and my tubing girl is getting ready to jump right in! I've not seen anyone else make a card like this before - I combined an easel card with a tent card. I colored all of my images with copics. Liquid glass was added to the inter tube and the pool water to make them shiny. The pool is a digital image from BnW. I wish all background stamps were digital - It was so awesome to be able to size this for my purpose.
I cut out a layered palm tree with my cricut and embossed the trunk with a cuttlebug folder. There is a sandcastle border at the bottom of the card, that is made with distress embossing powders, so it really looks like sand. I was really pleased with the depth I was able to achieve on this card. I hope this says "WOW" to the ladies choosing the new DT members! I would so love to get to design with these stamps all of the time!
My second card is just so sweet! I used Tea Time for it. Now, normally, I don't cover my cards with flowers, but Kimm at the Beary Scrap is adding this new line of Mulberry flowers - and I really am crazy about them. I colored the flowers with Glimmer Mist - and made the large ribbon flower in the center by twisting some lovely vintage ribbon from my stash.
I did add my favorite techniques - distressing, stitching and coloring with copics (I even added a little bling in the upper corner!)
So, wish me luck on the DT Call! It's open until Wednesday, if you want to give it a try.
Challenges for Card 1:
Crafty Pad - Punches
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Here Comes the Sun
Stamp With Fun - Friends
Delightful Sketches - Punches
Color Throwdown - Rose, Kiwi, turquoise (mine are a little more muted)
Copics Colour Challenge - BG11, BG02, R20
Lili of the Valley - Here Comes Summer
Crafty Ann's - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - The Great Outdoors
Sweet Stampin - Summer Colors
Stamp Insanity - Easel does it
Challenges for 2nd card:
Crafty Pad - Punch
Alota - flowers
Crazy Challenge - bling
Delightful Sketches - punch
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Colour Create - Khaki, aqua, brown, cream
Clearly I Stamp - Flowers