Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Challenge Post #1

Like I previously stated in my first post, I love to participate in card challenges. I just never posted or shared any of them before. So, today I want to share this card with you:

My favorite thing to do is to use to different challenges to complete one card, and the two I used for this card, are listed below:

1. Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper Challenge #120 My favorite challenge to inspire my creativity. The featured stamper challenge is posted on Saturdays and this weeks featured stamper, Mercy, has a fabulous gallery on SCS. I loved every one of her cards and took at least 3 rounds of looking at each and every card, before I decided which one to CASE (Copy And Share Everything). You can find her card here.

2. High Hopes Challenge #32 This week, a Sunday challenge, it was a color challenge using Pink and Brown. Easy, peasy. I love these two colors together and just could not wait to do this challenge.

Supplies: (all supplies used are Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise)
Stamp Set- Heartfelt Thanks
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette Textured, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP
Ink Pads - Regal Rose
Accessories - Markers: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss; Ribbon: Chocolate Chip & Pretty in Pink Grosgrain; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Pretties Kit, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads;
Tools - Mini Glue Dots; 2-way Glue Pen; Sticky Strip; SNAIL; Stampin' Dimensionals; Paper Cutter; Scissors; Big Shot; Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders; Sewing Machine and pink thread

It may be a little difficult to show but, the stamped flower was stamped a second time on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla CS, cut out and mounted with Dimensionals on top of the original stamped flower for a little "pop!", and the center of the flower was dusted with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds.

There are two things I am sure you will note about my cards: 1. I sew on almost all of them (inside and out!); 2. I use dimensionals all the time to make something "pop!" on my images. My cards just don't ever seem complete with out these two elements. Of course for classes and workshops I had to tone it down some and do much simpler cards, which is both a challenge and a joy for me!

I hope you enjoy my first posted card to this blog. I will try to get better at scanning my cards in to the computer (at least straighter, hee hee hee)...now I am off to try to post it to both SCS and the High Hopes Blog! Wish me luck!



  1. Hey Michele - I am soooo GLAD your finally able to post your creations. Your card is stunning! Can't wait to see more!

  2. So pretty Michele! I'm so happy to see your finally able to stamp! {SMILEs}

  3. This turned out gorgeous! I love the colors together. Have fun sharing your creations with the world....you might find that part as addictive as the creating itself.