Friday, March 13, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #90: Texture!

The announcement of Stampin' Up! offering the Big Shot by Sizzix in our catalog was so exciting but I didn't think that I would LOVE it as much as I do! The new Texturz plates and now this Manhattan Flower Texture Impressions Die has made me love my Big Shot even more!!!



Our challenge this week was to use Texture. I knew immediately that I wanted to use this die as it just arrived at my house on Friday! It was featured in the Spring/Summer catalog but wasn't available until March 1.



I went with a same but different card theme. I began with the Whisper White going through the texture process and then using my Pink Pirouette ink pad, I rubbed the color all over the lifted image. I thought that Basic Gray would give my card the elegance that I wanted so a layer of that placed onto the Pink Pirouette card base looked GREAT! I added a bit of Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon to complete the look. This card is for someone special to all of us participating in the Blogger's Challenges! Happy early birthday to Lisa, our BC list-mom!!! Her birthday isn't until Sunday so there's a little bit of time for you to wish her the best!


The second card is for my SIL Marji and her family. I used Pale Plum in the Big Shot die and rubbed Perfect Plum ink to highlight that image. Using those same colors to layer, I finished the card off with a sneak peek from the upcoming Occasions Mini catty, Whisper White Satin Ribbon....ISN'T IT GORGEOUS? So soft and elegant.


Card Recipe:
Stamp set: none that you can see. I stamped the inside with the largest flower from Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink/cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Ribbon: Basic Gray Taffeta and Whisper White Satin
Other: Big Shot, Textured Impressions Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

16 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Both cards are beautiful Lisa - love the highlights on the roses. Thanks for the birthday wishes and the pretty card!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Nicely done Lisa, love how simple but elegant these cards are.

:) Marcia

Connie said...

Love that embossing folder...I'm SO hoping that SU comes out with a bunch of exclusive ones that match our stamp sets! Great job with the challenge!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wow Lisa! These are so beautiful and elegant! You did a fantastic job with this challenge! :D

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty. That die lends itself to elegance doesn't it!

Basement Stamper said...

Loving this embossing folder!

Kerry D-C said...

beautiful and elegant! great job!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty!

StampingSelene said...

This is gorgeous! I played with this too yesterday. It's so elegant! :)

Patti Chesky said...

Oh so pretty Lisa!! I'm in love with that folder!!!

njburk said...

Shades of Purples are my all time favorite colors. Yours is wonderfully done!
Nola

Claudia said...

Great Cards, Lisa! And great minds think alike... I just took a bolder approach.

Lori said...

So elegant, Lisa!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Both cards are so pretty, Lisa! Very elegant!

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful cards, gf! xoxo!

Chrissy D said...

WOW! This is LOVELY, Lisa! TFS!