Monday, September 23, 2013

Birthday Hugs & Wishes- A Color and A Sketch :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!!  Before my extremely busy week begins, I wanted to take a moment to relax in my craft room and create a card using the Dynamic Duos DD71 Color Challenge along with The Paper Players PP164 SketchChallenge (again, if you have not visited these sites yet, I hope you will have a chance to do so- love their weekly inspiration!)...

I was playing around with My Digital Studio (MDS) again and decided that the black solid images printed onto Whisper White cardstock would be crisp and perfect for this challenge…I chose a set called Chateau Bella and I believe it may be exclusive to MDS since I do not recall this as a stamp set in the catalogs since 1999 (I do recall the Designer Series Paper and Albums- beautiful images and the digital set is no exception).

To create this card:

In My Digital Studio (MDS), open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and insert the circle image from Chateau Bella - resize the image, insert the sentiment (I used the birthday sentiment from Hugs & Wishes) and print the images on your printer. 

Without Pearl Accents 
Use the Big Shot™ with the Circles Collection Framelits™ to cut out the circle and you can but the banner sentiment by hand or use a 1” Square Punch for the banner points. 

Layer both images onto Basic Black cardstock – for my circle focal image, the 2 ½” XL Circle Punch was the perfect size and for the banner sentiment, layer onto Basic Black cardstock and trim to size with the trimmer and by hand (or with the 1” Square Punch).

Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Big Shot™ and the Pretty Print Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Trim and add the Crumb Cake Designer Series Paper panel layered onto Basic Black cardstock.

With the Big Shot™ and the Finishing Touches Edgelit™, cut a piece of Basic Black and adhere to the bottom of the central panel.  Add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon and the additional Crumb Cake layer on the lower part of the card.

Mount the entire card onto Basic Black cardstock, add the central circle image using Stampin’ Dimensionals® along with the sentiment.  Add the 5/8” Basic Black Triple Satin Ribbon bow- this completed the card for the first version :-)   

Second version with Pearls :-)
For the second version, follow the same steps as above and then add a few Pearls in the corner, on the focal image (I used the small seed pearls and they are a bit difficult to see) and on the edges of the sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Hugs & Wishes, Chateau Bella  (all MDS)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake DSP (retired Level I Hostess Pack)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Pretty Print Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Circle Collection Framelits™, Finishing Touches Edgelits™, Pearls, 2 ½” XL Circle Punch,  5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired)

Thanks again for stopping by- since I seem to love adding Pearls to almost every card, I prefer the second version- what about you?  Have a fabulous week and have fun stamping- God Bless!


Heather Cooper said...

What an elegant birthday card, Julie! Love the stamp and the bow!

Nance Leedy said...

These colors are the perfect companion to all the elgant details of your card. Just beautiful, Julie. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Debbie Henderson said...

Great, super job with MDS and the way you transformed everything into layers! Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos Challenge this week!

stampwithsandy said...

What a great MDS image, perfect for your beautiful card Julie! And hmm I think I like the first version better, it's so pretty it doesn't need pearls! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players!

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