Friday, March 13, 2009

Blogger's Challenge - week 90

If you missed my card yesterday...please scroll down, I posted it late in the day :)

This week we were to create with texture......yummo!!!!

My brand new Manhattan Flower Textured Impression Die came yesterday afternoon....so I HAD to use it for today's challenge :) And I liked last week's color challenge so well, I decided to pull those colors out again :):):) I ran my card base through my big shot with the textured impressions die and the most beautiful embossing happened....right before my eyes! One thing I love about Stampin' Up!'s impression folders is that they are the actual size of a card front...unlike the cuttlebug folders, which are about a 1/4 of an inch too small......way to go Stampin' Up! Anyway...the base is sage shadow. I cut out the bottom portion of the card to accentuate the flowers. I then took my white craft pad and a sponge dauber and rubbed ink over the roses...it was completely experimental, but I really liked the results. Next I took a piece of close to cocoa and stamped the damask stamp from friends 24-7 along the bottom edge and adhered that to the card front. I then had to tie a bow with the white organdy ribbon - so delish!!!

Here is a closer look at the texture...it is hard to capture on film... :(
What??

You wonder where the entire sentiment panel came from??


Let me tell you....the Occasions mini - what a delight!

The "celebrate" sentiment is from matchbox messages. I just inked it up with my sage shadow stampin' write marker, omitting the frame that came with it. Then the oval border stamp is from Oval All - I inked it up with my chocolate chip stampin' write marker, omitting the rest of the stamp. I can really see myself mixing and matchig the borders and sentiments of these two sets alot! I then punched it out with the large oval punch...perfect fit! Then.........I punched a SCALLOPED OVAL from the upcoming scallop oval punch.....can you believe it???? I adhered that entire thing right under my bow.

What do you think??? I can't wait to get some more time to play with my new goods.....maybe later today.

18 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful - the white ink over the Sage Roses looks lovely!

Lisa said...

Very pretty. Just ordered this texture plate.

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

This is beautiful, stunning. A very elegant card.

:) Marcia

Connie said...

Beautiful! I love that folder!

Ida P. Krause said...

Soft and Elegant come to mind when I see this beauty. Love it!

Basement Stamper said...

This is gorgeous card! Love that texture plate.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty and elegant Regina! Now I really can't wait for the new Mini Catty! :D

Kerry D-C said...

oooH! just gorgeous!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW....So pretty!

Patti Chesky said...

Such a pretty card. I just received my Impressions die this week but haven't really played with it. Your card gives me inspiration to play with it today!!

StampingSelene said...

This is just gorgeous! I love that embossing folder!

Lisa Bohler said...

Beautiful! I like how you mixed and matched the elements from the upcoming Occasions!

njburk said...

love your card---very deliczate! Nola

Claudia said...

I love how you trimmed off the corner portion - it really makes the flower pop!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

So pretty! Great idea to cut around the embossed image.

Lori said...

How pretty! The white ink really draws attention to the embossed images.

Robin Merriman said...

Simply Gorgeous! Love it!

Chrissy D said...

This is sooo pretty! Love the elegance of this card! TFS!