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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

123 challenge

One stamp set, up to two kinds of embellishments, three colors and as many punches as you would like. Well here you go ~ This is a challenge submitted by the Late Night Stampers Design Team (which I am a member of) I love how these cards came out! It's always fun to try new ways to create something beautiful.
The first one uses the Always stamp set, some brads and a piece of chocolate chip ribbon. I used the scallop punch, snow blossom, five petal, scallop square, and the 3/4 circle.

There is a lot of detail in the card. I love how the flowers turned out. I added paper piercing all around the card, made my own faux buttons and faux thread. I even cut up the Scallop square punch to go around the bird.

Next is a very bright card using the new In colors, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango.
The stamp set is Fresh Cuts stamped with the Tangerine Tango onto Whisper White. Again, I made my own buttons.

To make the buttons, I punched out three 3/4 inch circles, glued them all together. Then using a regular button as a template, I punched the two holes. I then covered it all with Crystal Effects. Be careful not to fill the holes because it'll be a pain to thread the buttons if you don't. Once the buttons were dry, I cut thin strips of co-ordinating card stock then threaded and tied them up. Pretty cool, huh?

Next I used a gorgeous stamp set from the Spanish catalog called Flores Suaves. I don't understand why it's not in the regular catalog, but I'm glad that we have the option to be able to purchase the set.

Here's a close up of the bee. Isn't he the cutest! And it looks like he is walking in honey. I accidentally got this effect when I heated up Crystal Effects a little too much.

If you'd like to join in on our challenges, let me know and I'll hook you up to our site. Sorry, it's a private site but we are always looking for new members. Leave me a post and I'll send you an invite.
In the mean time ~ go glitter something :-)
Have fun,

Michelle Bowley


Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards - love the frist one - the colours are great and so are the birds!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I know you! Aren't you that lady with the gorgeous pink flowers that were a WOW at convention? Yeah, knew I'd seen you someplace. LOL I finally got to try out your technique and it worked! Now I need to make more than one so I can group them on a card or box or a bag or something!

You need to put that Fresh Cuts card in a drawer or it will keep you up at night! LOL

Take care, kathynruss