Good morning, everyone and HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!!!
Today I have two cards for you. The first is the Double Dog Dare challenge I do each week with a group of wonderful and talented SCS friends. It was my honor to host last week and I chose to challenge the group to make a spring card with flowers, birds, butterflies, or anything else that represented Spring!!
I used a new stamp set from Sassafras called Freshly Picked. The flower image and the butterflies were stamped on vanilla cs with Archival Jet Black ink from Ranger (I can't begin to tell you how much I love that ink.....it covers the silhouette images perfectly without glumping up and it embossed beautifully!!) and embossed with clear ep. The flowers were colored with a Cameo Coral marker.
The background paper is from Anna Griffin, the ribbon from Papertrey Ink, and the rhinestones from Stamper's Dream. The image was layered with Cameo Coral, Basic Gray, and black cardstock and the butterflies were cut out and attached with glue dots. You may see a few spots on the black embossed flowers....stray pieces of who knows what got in my clear embossing powder so it has a real unique look!!
You can see all the Double Dog Dare cards here.
Recipe: Stamps: Sassafras Freshly Picked
Paper: Vanilla, Cameo Coral, Black, Basic Gray, Anna Griffin dp
Ink: Archival Jet BlackAccessories: Nestabilities, Cameo Coral Marker, Clear (sorta) ep, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Black rhinestones
Belli Challenge #48
The Belli Challenge this week was to make a card to celebrate something...New Years, birthday, Spring, etc.
The Belli Challenge was created by Chris (Chrissyd723)Dickinson to inspire us to use the *stuff* lying around our stamping spaces...those long forgotten goodies that we once had to have!! Anyone can play, so get out your scraps, stamps, and embellies!! Check out Chris' blog for details on how to win the challenge!!
I decided to make a birthday card because my friend will celebrate her birthday soon and this stamp is just perfect!! I used images from Crafty Secrets Girlfriends set, stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with copics, and attached with dimensionals. The sentiment was cut out with Nesties as was the background layer and then it was bugged with the Dotted Swiss folder. The background paper is from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie pack and the ribbon, black pearls, Prima, and SU button finish it off.
Thanks for the great challenge, Chrissy!!
Be sure to visit the Belli Design Team Member's blogs to see the beautiful celebration cards they designed!! You will find lots of awesome ideas!!
Remember to check out Chris' blog to see how you can win!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast, be sure to add CBC47 in the keywords section.
Be safe out on the roads tonight and have a wonderful NEW YEARS EVE!!!
Recipe: Stamps: Crafty Secrets Girlfriends
Paper: White, Black, Regal Rose, Basic Grey's Urban Prairie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Prima, Button, Rhinestones