Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blog Post #200- Three Challenges in One!


Hi Stampers! 

If you haven’t noticed, I love card challenges- they help keep me motivated to try new colors, layout (sketches) and techniques and what better way to commemorate my 200th post than to participate in three of my favorite challenge blogs! :-)

This week’s card was inspired by the PP65 Paper Players Sketch, the CCMC169 Create with Connie andMary Color Challenge and the PPA113 Pals Paper Arts Technique Challenge- Heat Embossing Challenge.   If you have the time, please stop by and visit each of the above sites- trust me, you will be inspired too!  

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ and emboss a piece of Sahara Sand with the Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and layer this onto the Basic Black card front.
With the Big Shot™ and the 3” Originals™ Circle Die, cut a piece of Whisper White and with the 3 ½” ” Originals™ Circle Die, cut a piece of Basic Black.  Use your circle cutter to cut a piece of Pool Party (approx. 3 1/8” in diameter).

Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static the Whisper White cardstock and with Versamark®ink, stamp the floral spray bee image onto the 3” Whisper White die cut circle and another piece (I used a scrap piece) for the single bee image.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Basic Black Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Once the embossing powder has cooled, color with the Stampin’ Write marker in Pool Party and Sahara Sand. 

Trim pieces of the Spice Cake DSP and run through the Crimper.  Mount onto Basic Black, assemble the layers and add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Top Note™ Die to cut a piece of Whisper White and Basic Black for the sentiment.  Stamp the sentiment with Basic Black Classic Ink and adhere to the card front to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Nature’s Pace, Nature Walk, Blessings from Heaven

 Ink: Versmark™, Basic Black Classic Ink, Stampin’ Write markers- Pool Party, Sahara Sand

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Sahara Sand

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 3” and 3 ½” Originals™ Circle Dies, Top Note™ Die, 1”, 1 ¼” and 1 3/8” Circle Punches, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Basic Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Crimper

Thanks again for stopping by to see my post #200!  I am so thankful for all of your encouraging comments since I began this blog and love all of my cyber stamping buddies!  

I hope all of you have a great weekend and find some time to create your own works of art! 

13 comments:

Tara Bilbao said...

Julie, I am huge fan of this color challenge this week. Such a beautiful combination and I love how you have incorporated it into the Paper Players Challenge. I really like how you have stamped your sentiment and finished your card with the lovely satin bow. AND Angel and Queenie are adorable to see as well. I too have a little stampin' kitty. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Julie! I think you combined the three challenges in a beautiful way! That center panel is impressive and I love love love this color combo! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Dale Morin said...

Beautiful! Great job on the challenges.

Debbie Henderson said...

Awesome job with the color challenge Julie and congrats on your 200 milestone! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

Nance Leedy said...

200 blog posts...woohoo! Congratulations Julie and what better way to celebrate than with a beautiful card like this one?! Lovely use of our CCMC colors this week--this stamp set is gorgeous embossed! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players and Create with Connie at Mary!! (hugs to you)

Julie Marshall said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and these wonderful bees. Embossing them was a great choice. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this past week and congrats on 200 posts!

Deb said...

Stunning! Your card is so elegant and beautiful! I love all the texture and attention to detail! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is absolutely lovely. Your choice of stamp to match this sketch and colour challenge is perfect. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Mary Brown said...

OH so elegant! I absolutely love how pretty this is! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Very pretty way to use that layout! Woohoo!!! Congrats on 200! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

Melanie said...

Very pretty card. Love the sharpness of the black. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Julie wanted to say "Congrats" for being a winner at the PPA heat emboss challenge. This card is stunning! Love the colors and how you added the larger bee. The bow is gorgeous! Hugs.

Lisa said...

STUNNING as always! You never cease to amaze me! Beautiful card this week! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

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