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


Queen La Rubba said...

OMG! Both of your cards are gorgeous! YES! WOW FACTOR! On both! I love the bottom car so gorgeous, but the top card is absolutely amazing!! The 3D effect is wonderful. All of the colors and the detail, FABULOUS!!
Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future! I invite you to hop on over and celebrate my DT positions with me by entering in my candy giveaway!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Ann Whitfield said...

Very definitely WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely fabulous work, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's and good luck with the DT call.
Ann x

maxine said...

WOW this is beautiful, I love your border punch and the flowers are so nice. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Anki said...

Love it! What a cute little scene you have created! Wishing you good luck in the DT-call. Tons of hugs - Anki

Susie said...

It DEFINITELY has the wow factor! Well done with combining so many beautiful stamps and card design! Good luck with the DT call. Susie x

Patricia Mae said...

WOW you got it Gini you have the WOW factor, Awesome job you rocked this out. Good Luck with the DT Call you deserve it!

Faye said...

Both your cards have the wow factor and are winners for me! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Stampin. x

Margreet said...

for me you are a many stamps on 1 card....amazing.....keep my fingers crossed for you!
thanks for playing with Sweet Stampin!
xxx Margreet

coldwaters2 said...

WOW, WOW, WOW this is stunning I have never seen an easel card designed like this and it is wonderful what great creativity and inspiration thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's
Lorraine x

Farm Girl said...

wow wow WOW!!! Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches

Iris Wiechmann said...

OMG! Wow Gini this has definitely a WOW-Factor for me!!! Both of your cards are stunningly beautiful! I LOVE how you incooperated 4 BNW stamps into one card. And I adore the beautiful embellies on the second card. Great job! Thanks for entering our DT call and good luck to you!


Gloria Dojlido said...

Both your cards have that WOW factor! WOW~!!
Love your use of flowers to create such a pretty spray over your main image on your second card. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at the Clearly Inspired Challenge!

Maureen Reiss said...

Absolutly has Wow power!! great job

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Wow! Your cards are stunning! The first card is AMAZING!!! The whole layout and mix of amazing techniques and stamps just blows my mind! Brilliant!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity :)

Good luck!
hugs, margie

Debbie said...

WOW jut beautiful Gini - good luck for Wednesday. Both cards are fabulous. :)
Thanks for joining us at the crafty pad and good luck. :)

xxDebbie CPSdesigns

Lilian said...

Oh wow!! Your cards are awesome! Good luck with the DT call!

Lilian said...

Oh wow!! Your cards are awesome! Good luck with the DT call!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both cards are stunning the second one that image is just so sweet

Thank you for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge'

hugs shell xx

Jayne Hayward said...

What a truely amazing easel card you have created. It definately has the 'wow' factor to me. Fingers crossed for you DT entry.

Thanks for joining in with us on Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.

Jayne xx

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Wauw Gini, you made some amazing cards. I love them both.You did a great job with them. Good luck with your DT Call. :))
Thanks for playing with DS.


Beryl said...

Wow - if this work doesn't get you onto the DT I don;t know what will. It's fab-u-lous.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Beryl xx

Lori said...

Hope I'm not leaving two comments...tried and it didn't seem to go through. Your work is amazing and I adore both your cards but especially the stinkin cute. I always think you can't get any better and then you go and prove me wrong. You truly are an artist and I think these cards should land you a DT position easy...They really are wonderful.

Broni said...

Great cards! Good luck on that DT call! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown!

Scrappychick said...

YES they have the WOW factor! Good luck with the call :)

Unknown said...

If i were the one choosing the new B&W dt you would be on the team, this is stunning and definitely has the Wow factor! Good luck hunny
thank you so much for joining us for a sweet stampin challenge, hope you had fun!
love emma xxx

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Two stunning cards! Luv all the details. Which Cricut cartridge did you use to cut out the palm tree? It looks fab on the card.


Unknown said...

Oh wow, these are fantastic! I love the sweet images and gorgeous papers! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :) Georgia xx

CarlaKH said...

Those definitely have the WOW factor.. just gorgeous!

Beth said...

Holy cow! Those are gorgeous! No losing with those!!! Wow! Beautiful work.

Thanks for sharing these beauties with us at StampInsanity!!

Elise said...

Hey Gini!!! Oh wow wow wow! These are both such stunning cards! I love them both!!! Totally gorgeous! Good luck to you with the DT call!!!! :)


Helene said...

What an awesome card. Thank you for joining the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Wow, these are definitely WOW cards!!! Good luck on your entry.
"Hugs" Granny

Terry said...

OMG Definatly a WOW many stamps in one scenery wowie...just love it....Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Hugs Terry xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

Jo said...

both have the WOW factor!!
good luck with the DT call :)
Thank you for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin!
Jo xx

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

O!M!G! Gini, these are just incredible pieces of art! The Top card blows me away. You've done incredible things with folding and created such a fabulous scene.

I swear I said "Squee!" to myself when I saw your second card. Really! Of course I love the flowers, but your coloring and color choice really rocks. This mossy green and smoky blue combo is amazing. Using flowers like this is a little different for you, and it blends seamlessly with your distressed edging. This is fan-flipping-tastic!

Best of luck with BnW, sweetie!


Karen said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

Nicola said...

Two very beautiful cards and images.Fabulous colouring and detail.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Jodi said...

These are both very beautiful cards!! Great work!
Gotta love your easel card!!
Thanks for applying to the DT, Good Luck!!

Juanita said...

Wow these are beautiful. Love the the kids getting ready for the pool, very cleaver how you have the little guy about to jump in. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

what a gorgeous card with a postive WOW FACTOR!! Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Caroline said...

WOW indeed!!!! Amazing work. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Di said...

WOW and WOW these do have the factor!!! they are both just stunners! well done you i love them!
Thanks for joining Colour Create!
Hugs Di xxxx