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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Double Your Pleasure!!



Happy Saturday everyone!!! I have had such a wonderful morning....my DH fixed breakfast and ran the sweeper so I could get my Inspiration Challenge card finished and my DD Holly and her DH John brought over an early birthday present...a wire rack to hold 12x12 papers....WHOOHOO !!! Can't get much better than that!!! Anyway.....


The inspiration for the IC challenge today comes from the famous prom dresses by Faviana. This is the one I took my inspiration from. I love the yellows, reds, and browns in the dress...sooo rich looking!!

This is also for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simple challenge to *Let the sun shine in* and use yellow in our design. I was the hostess for the Double Dog Dare challenge this week and my dare was to make a Mother's Day card with clothing in the design. I hope I got all the challenge criteria straignt!!

The Rubbernecker images from the Fashion Icon set #456 were all stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on Prism papers. The background designer paper and the gloves are from the Linnie Bell Collection by Pebbles. The sentiment is also from Rubbernecker and the ribbon is by May Arts. Don't look to close at the sewing....I need a lot more practice sewing a straight line!!! The yellow background layer and the hat were run through the cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot folder for a little texture.

This Mother's Day card is for my DIL Christina who loves shoes and purses!!

Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Prism Birchtone Dark, Prism Sunflowers Medium, Prism Rose Medium, White, Pebbles dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Brick Red Distress ink, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Accessories: Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug



This is the card I made for Thursday's Ways to Use it Challenge on SCS to use black on a card.
I use some gorgeous paper by 7 Gypsies called Gypsy Market from Rubbernecker and the Inkadinkado bird in a nest stamp from Stamper's Dream. The image was stamped on More Mustard with Archival Jet Black, embossed with clear ep, and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The image was cutout with two of the Label 4 Nesties to create a frame effect. A black matt was cutout by hand around the outside and the inner section was popped up on dimensionals. I used sheer black ribbon and some self-adhesive crystal flourishes for the embellies.


The close up shows the crystal flourishes and
a better look at the sponging.....making the background a little darker helps to pop the bird.
Recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Black, 7 Gypsies
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Crystal Flourishes, Ribbon, Nestabilities, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! If you would like to play along with the Double Dare challenge, be sure to add DDC to the keywords section so we can find your card!! You can see all the DDC cards here.

27 comments:

Sherry Cheever said...

Joan, both cards are fabulous, but I absolutely LOVE the second one!

My Paper Adventures said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the Crystal Flourishes!!

LORi said...

LOVE these!!! Especially the girl silhouette!!

Liz Williams said...

Love your card, Joan, and Happy Birthday!!!

jdmommy said...

What fabulous cards, Joan! Your DIL who loves shoes and purses will LOVE this card....and the piecing and colors!! The flourishes on card 2 are so gorgeous!! Happy Birthday early...Hugs, my May Birthday friend(takes one to know one!)

Barb said...

Joan, both cards are wonderful! The first one is so fun and the second one is just gorgeous! Your cards are always so creative with such fresh ideas and layouts.

Joanne (jojot) said...

they are both absolutely fabulous, but must say that the one from the other day has captured my imagination and I think it is one of your best......totally awesome.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Sounds like a great morning to me. hee hee She is so cute and I like the rich colors you used. Your bird card is fabulous and I love the embossing! Wonderful card Joan.

Jackie said...

Wow! these are both beauties Joan and I love the colors you used! Such wonderful layouts too...your work is always sooo nice! tfs!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Very nice interpretaion of the IC and your Ways to Use challenge is esceptional! I love the shades you used with the black and all your details are gorgeous!

Not sure when your birthday is but I'll wish you a super duper one! Enjoy your new paper rack!
Hugs!

Katie Renz said...

Both cards are impressive Joan! Great job.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the mother's day card with the little gloves as accents. The second card...oh my word...the colors are so dramatic!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Joan, these are both so gorgeous!!! Great colors and detailing on both!!! Wonderfully done!!!! Craft goodies from the family, too....how fun and wonderful!!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both are fantastic Joan!! Love the fun first one with all the happy shopping details. And the second is stunning with the colors and image and bling!! Fabulous!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Absoutely stunning! Love the mother's day card with the little gloves and the colors. The second looks so vintage! The colors are so dramatic and the bling makes it sparkle! Gorgeous details on both!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - double the fun here! Love your prom/clothes card - what a great gloves stamp!!! and the sponging on the 2nd is wonderful - love the embossed bird too!

Happy B'day kiddo!!! what a great gift in the paper rack!!!

JulieA said...

I just love the hat and gloves that you added to that card. Great take on the IC! Cool colors too.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love both of these cards. Such detailed attention to the embellishments and the dramatic colours in the second card..wow! Beautiful.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh Joan! I just love that first card with that silhouette image! All of your details are fabulous!!!

Love the elegance of your second card! Wow! I love how rich that sponging is and those crystals are beautiful!!!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Hi Joan! I'm trying to catch up on over a week's Google Reader posts. Yikes! And I'm so glad I didn't miss these beauties! The rich colors in the bird image and your embossing are just gorgeous!!!

Happy Birthday!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Joan!! Such lovely creations here!! The papers are just beautiful on both and I love the layouts too!! Very creative cards my dear!! :)

Rose Ann said...

Your Mother's Day card is wonderful, Joan... and I love all of the added accessories!!

Gorgeous Inka bird card!! I love your embossing, pretty papers, and your fabulous crystal flourishes!!

Linsey said...

Squeal!!! These are super-fantabulous, Joan!!! Wow, I love the Mother's Day card with all the fabulous elements and those gardening gloves are just delightful! And the second card is absolutely gorgeous, just as your work always is! Thank your sweet hubby for us, since he gave you the time to create this weekend and now we all get the joy of gazing upon your marvelous creations! :) hugs and tfs!

Connie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful morning, Joan! What a great family you have! :) Your card are fabulous too!

Anne said...

You spoiled girl!! They must love you!!! LOL!! Nothing better than the gift of time and stamping stuff!! They know you so well too!! Your cards are just gorgeous, I love the retro feel to them and esp. that little birdy...just as cute as can be!!

America said...

OMG, this is over the TOP GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a wonderful day you had!! Both cards are fabulous. The second card with all that bling... woohoo!!