Thursday, March 19, 2015

Birthday Sketch Challenge

In this DOstamper Stars sketch challenge I took a little different approach to it.  Instead of layering it up, I layered it down.  How I did this is by making a Shaker Card.  I am just loving all the different Shaker cards that I have seen lately.  They are so much fun!! And who wouldn't enjoy getting one!

I love how this card turned out!!

What I like most about this card is all the GREAT embellishments!!  And besides it is a shaker card!  When I first seen the Pom - Pom trim I wasn't that excited about it....but then it just grew on me and now I am loving it!  I also love the Sequin trim that came out about a year ago in Gold.  But with the Occasion Catalog that came out, they now have it in Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim.   These trims just give it that extra little touch!

Inside the shaker part of the card I took the Sequin Assortment with some punched out Silver Glitter Paper.  To punch out the little circles I used the 1/8 Hole punch.  I added these to give that sparkle!  The saying on the card from a new set that also came out in the Occasions Catalog.  This set is a great birthday set.  It is called "Balloon Bash", below is a picture of the set.

Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Loving this set!

Here are a few of the other DOstamper Stars that have participated in this weeks challenge.  Go check out their blogs.

Here is a complete list of supplies that was used to make this card.

Cardstock & Ink
Bermuda Bay carstock         131197
Whisper White cardstock    100730
Birthday Bash DSP               137783
Silver Glimmer Paper          124005
Stazon Black Ink                   101406

Stamp Set
Balloon Bash Photopolymer   137144

Sequin Assortment      133631
Pom Pom Trim             137898
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim    137910
Metallic Clothespins                133320

Sale-A-Bration  Only have until the end of March!!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Flowering Color Challenge

This week is a color challenge for the DOstamper Stars.  LOVE - LOVE this color combo!!  You too can join in on the fun with all the starts.  We would love to see what your creation looks like as well.  You can email me at and I will post your creation right here for everyone to see.  How great is that!

Two of the colors are In Colors.  Do you know which ones they are?  If you said Blackberry Bliss (My all time favorite) and Hello Honey, you are right.  Rich Razzleberry is also a very rich looking color.

As you can see in the flowers they are 2 toned, I inked up the stamp in Rich Razzleberry and then rolled the outside edges in Blackberry Bliss.  This is called Rock -n- Roll technique.  I did take a sponge and soften the color contrast a little.  I really like how these to colors offset each other.  Wondering about the flower is a new set that Stampin' Up! came out with in the Occasion Catalog.  It is called "Petal Potpourri".  What is even better - is that you can buy the stamp set and the punch as a bundle and SAVE 15%!
Petal Potpourri Clear Bundle by Stampin' Up!
How great is this!!
I really like that Stampin' Up! has come out with bundles that saves us 15%!

The Hello Honey striped Designer Series Paper that is on the card comes from the "Moonlight DSP Stack".
Moonlight Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Gotta love the stacks!

For the saying "Sending Wishes Your Way" comes from a new set that has come out in the Occasions Catalog, it is called "Butterfly Basics".  Again Stampin' Up! has bundled this stamp set with Butterfly Thinlits so that you can SAVE 15%

Butterfly Basics Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed this weeks challenge and hope you that you will join us!

Here are the links to the other DOstampers that have joined in the challenge this week.

Material List

Cardstock & Ink
Blackberry Bliss      133675     Ink  133642
Whisper White        100730
Rich Razzleberry Ink   126950
Moonlight DSP Stack   133701

Stamp Sets
Petal Potpourri    Wood mount  137141    Clear mount  138586
      Bundle with the Punch and SAVE 15%  
           Wood mount  138876     Clear mount    138877
Butterfly Basics    Wood mount  138813   Clear mount  138816    Photopolymer  137154

Flower Medallion Punch    137417
       Bundle with the Stamp set and SAVE 15%  
           Wood mount  138876     Clear mount    138877
7/8 Scallop Circle Punch   129404
Candy Dot Brad Bases    132293
Rhinestone Basics    119246

Happy Stamping!