Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Good Day!

Today I'm smiling from ear to ear! I get to pick a free stamp set out of the current Stampin' Up! catalog and you'd never guess why!! I entered this little card into the last creative challenge on Shelli Gardner's blog, So Shelli and it won! It was picked as a winner by Shelli herself so it makes it even better! I'm pretty excited about it!

It's also a good day because I got to finish up a card that's been in the works since last week! I was planning on using it for Kristina Werner's latest color challenge but since I missed the deadline, I added a little yellow to it! I also used the sketch for the April WICKED challenge on the Demo side of Splitcoast Stampers. If you're a SU! demo, check these out! They are a lot of fun to participate in! Anyways, here's the card!



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Petal Pizazz set, Cheep Talk set, Big Deal Alphabet set, Polkadot background stamp
Ink: Rose Red, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point classic inks
Paper: Rose Red, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Whisper White cardstock; Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Signo White Gel pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, 1/2" Circle punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Clear Embossing powder

I started by cutting the Kiwi Kiss polkadot paper into triangles. I matted them onto the black and then adhered them to my Rose Red cardbase. I stamped and cut out all the flowers and added a little Dazzling Diamonds to the centers of them using my 2-way glue pen. Next, I cut out the black circle and stamped it with the Polkadot Background stamp and Versamark. I heat embossed this with clear embossing powder and matted it with the white circle. Next, I created the yellow scallop edge by punching 1/2" circles out of Summer Sun cardstock and adhering them to the edge of the circle. I placed the flowers where I wanted them and stuck the whole piece down onto the front of my card. I stamped the HI letters onto Whisper White cardstock using Rose Red ink. I covered them with Crystal Effects and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter onto them. Then I let them dry!When they were done (after an hour or so) I cut them out and stuck them onto my card front. The finished size is 5 1/2" Square.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to enter to win some blog candy on yesterday's post!

-tessa

15 comments:

jackiestamps4fun said...

Woohoo! Congrats on winning! This card is fantastic - I love it!

Jamie Hurley said...

I was so impressed with this card! Thanks for pointing out that you used the crystal effects and glitter and dried before cutting. GREAT TIP!~

Carolyn Gibbs said...

Congrats Tessa!! Well deserved for a gorgeous card.

Krissie said...

I really love the layout, its so bright and cheery! Its a winner for sure, congrats!

Jess Lundahl said...

Congratulations on your win!! I love this card. The pink base really makes everything pop wonderfully.

Terri E. said...

Stunning! Love the addition of the yellow as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Rose said...

Congrats on winning! Your card is so vibrant and cheerful. Great job.

Linda said...

Tessa this is just drop dead gorgeous....love your blog!!!

Qbee (aka Brenda) said...

Your card is vibrant, gorgeous and your perfect itty bitty faux stitches leave me green with envy. Great job on the wicked sketch challenge.

RoseOhio said...

Congrats! I love this card! Very inspiring! Great colors and theme!

Rose

Kristin said...

Gosh this is so sunny and cheerful- no wonder you won! Congrats to you! Love your card!

newenglandstamper said...

Congratulations on having your card picked - it really is fabulous. And so is today's card - way to go!!

Cori S said...

this is super cute!!!

Jazy Girl said...

Wow! I see why she picked it! What an honor!

Beth said...

Super fun spring card! Great job combining challenges. The little bouquet is wonderful & the colors, including the yellow, are perfect together.

Congrats on winning the challenge! Your Cheep Talk card is cutecutecute-that word bubble is perfect. You'll have to let us know which set you choose...enjoy!

 
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