Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wish Big

2 posts in one day! Well I had some time at home today since my baby sitter had to cancel and Izzy took a fabulous nap, so I got a fun challenge in. It has been so long since I have participated in the embellish challenge that I knew that was the one for me. I also wanted to do the Stamp TV stars inspiration challenge. I knew just what would combine these challenges for me, my long neglected Star Prints set.
Here is my card
They had some bright colors, but I had a lot of fun thinking about how to put this card together. I started by creating my back pannel. I stamped the dots from polka dot basics 2 in champaigne versa mark. I like the subtle shine you get when using that product. I then wanted to add a flourish. I inked it up in chocolate chip ink and then stamped off once. The stars were stamped in the same versa mark chocolate and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I really like how it made the color pop. Lastly I added the sentiment, raspberry fizz ribbon and the faux stiching. Super fun!!!!
These colors were a bit of a challenge for me, but I really like and appreciate the end result. As I was changing my PTI order for the 100th time since the 15, I decided to really look at what I already had and think about what I was missing from my collection. I am bound and determined to break out the stamps I have and use them to their fullest rather than always needing new, new, new. Now I still spend around $100 mind you, so I didn't widdle too much, but I did feel better about hitting send LOL!
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics 2, Flourishes, Star Prints
Ink: Champaigne versa mark, su chocolate chip
Paper: SU chocolate chip, kraft, enchanted evening, new leaf, raspberry fizz
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, heat gun, white gel pen, raspberry fizz satin ribbon

16 comments:

Maureen said...

I love this PTI stamp set..it's so fun and you've used it well with the colours you chose...great take on the challenge...it looks like there's a big celebration on your card :)

Caryl P said...

What a beautiful card Terri, I love those stars paired with the sentiment. Great use of the colors...they had me stumped!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Wonderful job, Terri! Love what you have created here. Thanks so much for taking on an Embellish challenge.

Melisa Hunter said...

Love the bright stars on your muted background!

Sofia said...

Love how your card turned out Terri!!! The colours really pop from the background! Well done!

Charlene Austin said...

Wow, this is amazing. I'd love to case this card to have some birthday cards in my stash. Can you believe we just "bought" a card to send to our nephew? Gasp...I know...I am terrible. I am a card maker not a card giver. lol.

Rae said...

You did a fantastic job with these colors. I had a difficult time with them and then I look at your cards and wonder "why?..." Love it!

Tammy said...

Ooo--I love it! Absolutely fantastic--my favourite in this challenge so far!!

Mary J said...

Love your take on the card!

Brenda weaver said...

oooh! I love this! The stars with the swirl background are just lovely!

Lea L. said...

This is awesome!! I love the stamping and design!

♥♥♥Lea

Mariana Grigsby said...

Terri, this card is great! I love your combination of stars and swirls!!! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge!

Alicia said...

What a beautiful card, love it. You applied the colors so well! Congrats on your Embellish mention!

Karen said...

Great card, and congrats on being in the top six!

Stacey Schafer said...

love this, Terri! great pop of color:)

Jinny Newlin said...

Just love those stars, Terri! Congrats on your Embellish acknowledgment!