Friday, April 17, 2009

Two More Challenges!

Hi there Stampers! Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by!

So yesterday I pulled out my Basic Gray, Baja Breeze and Ruby Red to play along with the folks at the Color Throw Down blog and made a card for the Diva Coffee Break Challenge. Since I already had these colors on my table I figured I'd use my scraps to make a couple more.

I wasn't sure where to start so I checked out Kerin's sketch challenge for the week over at her blog Stamps, Paper Glitter! I started again with a Whisper White card base and stamped it randomly with the flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral in Baja Breeze, Basic Gray and Ruby Red. Next I added a Baja Breeze panel that I ran through my Big Shot with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The Ruby Red panel is embossed with the Manhattan Flower Textured Impression Die (page 202 of the IB&C)-I LOVE this look and it's a steal for $7.95!
I stamped the big flower in Basic Gray added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter with my 2 Way Glue Pen and matted it on a Basic gray panel after punching the corners with my Ticket Corner Punch. The final touches are some White Taffeta Ribbon and some gray brads in the corners.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral Paper: Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, WW Ink: Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Manhaatan Flower Textured Impressions Die, White Taffeta Ribbon, brads, 1/16" Punch

Hope you have a super day and have some time to create today!


  1. Wow, a double header! This is lovely, too! I need to check out that sketch!

  2. Beautiful card! LOVE that sparkle!! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge :)

  3. hi Elizabeth you did a fabulous job combining the challenges. I love that manhattan die! It is something I really need to get! See you around! Hugs~Donna

  4. Great job on both challenges!! I love that you used one of my favorite SU sets! And I love the shimmer!! Thanks for playing along in the CTD challenge this week!

  5. Beautiful! I love how you used the impressions die for the panel and not the main image. The color challenge worked beautifully for this set too, TFS!

  6. Very elegant! Thanks for playing the CTD!