Friday, May 1, 2009

Three Challenges in Two!

A second post! Scroll down to see some exciting new promotions from Stampin' Up for the month of May!

Hi again stampers! I hadn't had a chance to play along with Taylor's Cupcake Sketch Challenge and thought I'd better do it quick-there will be a new one posted today! I paired Taylor's sketch with the Color Throw Down of the week, in fact the colors were so fun I made two cards and did two sketches with the same throw down colors. For the card I made for Taylor's sketch I CASED her sample with the cut panel. It was so super cute I thought I'd try it too.

I started out with a Sage Shadow card base (Oh my gosh-it's not whisper white?!?!)and added my Whisper White panel(phew-there's the white!) stamped with the flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral in Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow. I matted my little piece in Chocolate Chip and stamped one of the flowers in Pretty in Pink and added my sentiment from Birthday Hugs and Wishes in Chocolate Chip. I punched it with my 1 3/8" Circle Punch and added it to my Sage Shadow Scallop Circle.
I added a strip of Chocolate Chip punched with my Scallop Edge Punch, added some Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon around it and tied on the scallop circle with some Linen Thread. I think it turned out pretty, how about you?

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, WW Ink: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Cicrle Punch, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, White Gel Pen

My second card uses the Diva Coffee Break sketch of the week! I started again with a Sage Shadow card base, stamped the leafy image from the Great Friend set in the Occasions Mini Catalog in the same color and added my whisper White panel stamped in Pretty in Pink and Sage Shadow. I trimmed it with some Chocolate Chip cardstock punched with the Scallop Edge Punch and added doodle dots with my White Gel Pen (gotta love those doodle dots!). I stamped the butterfly again, cut it out and popped it up on half a Dimensional after glittering it up with my 2-Way Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds. The sentiment is inked up with my SU Markers and punched with my 1 1/4" Square Punch and matted with some Pretty in Pink punched with the Scallop Square Punch. Simple but cute!

: Great Friend Paper: WW, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip Ink: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

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  1. Very soft and pretty!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Divas!

  2. What pretty cards! I love how you used the Great Friend stamp set for the DCBD challenge! The one popped up butterfly is a nice detail!

  3. Love that stamp set... you did fantastic job

  4. Oh, BOTH are beautiful!!! Great job combining those sketch challenges with the Throwdown colors! Thanks for playing!

  5. These are beautiful cards - I like the gentleness of the colors. They're so chic and sophisticated as well!


  6. Both are lovely! I feel bad--I wasn't able to do either of these challenges this week.....all the samples have been so pretty, too! Thanks for playing!

  7. I had to click on the picture to see it in close up, and all the details are perfect. Very pretty! Greetings.

  8. Just gorgeous!!! Love them all--WTG on knocking those challenges out! Thanks for playing the Throwdown! Hope to see you again next time!

  9. Gorgeous cards ! Thanks for playing with us divas !

  10. Both cards are very BEAUTIFUL -- GREAT job!