Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Double Dog Dare Challenge and Belli Challenge #48

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 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 Black

Accessories: 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.

Holly Brown
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Danita Hollander
Sarah Anderson
Jennifer Greco
Shelly Koskinen
Karen Gibson

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


Norine said...

love these cards the colors are so pretty

Danita said...

Wowowoowow, both cards are just beautiful Joan!!! I love the pink, black and grey one!!!
I love all the details on the party card, really cool stamp!!! Great job!!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Very pretty cards! I'm looooooovin' the yummy paper and elegant image on the black, white and pink card. Awesome!

Chrissy D said...

I agree with DANITA!!! WOWOWOWWW!!!! Gorgeous cards. The details are PERFECTLY executed Joan! TFS!

Unknown said...

Both cards are great, but I especially love your Double Dog Dare card! Great colors and design!!!!!

Broni said...

2 more gorgeous cards, Joan! I especially love, love, love the pink and black one! So yummy!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

These cards are gorgeous!!! Happy New Year!

Holly said...

Wow........ beautiful cards, Mom!!! Methinks I need some Archival Jet Black ink now............... :-)

Jacquel said...

Beautiful work as always Joan! love your coloring...awesome cards!!!

Debby said...

Both cards are beautiful Joan. You girls are killing me with your nesties! LOL, I have to start saving more.
Angel hugs

Krafting Karen said...

Love that girl stamp! Layout of the card is just fab!!!!

Rose Ann said...

Your first card is so striking and beautiful...and I love the colors!! Your second is so pretty as well!! Fabulous, Joan!!

Happy New Year!!

Ceal said...

Joan what a fabulous job you did with both cards! Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

What a great layout, and I just love these colors with the black!!
hugs, Jami

Unknown said...

Ooops...was working my way up from the bottom and didn't realize the top card was part of the same post...

Love the pink and black - such an elegant Spring card!!

Happy New year!!
hugs, Jami

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the pink and black Joan!! And the Belli card is fantastic too! Awesome!

Laurie Wilson said...

Wow, such beautiful cards and colorings! So pretty!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh beautiful cards. I love the pink and black combo. And that image on the second card is so cool. Wonderful cards, Joan!

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