Saturday, April 9, 2011

Friends Never Fade Meets Paisley Petals

Hello stamping friends, sorry for the MIA. Unfortunately life does demand more of us than stamping. For the life of me I don't know why!!!

One of my most favourite things to do in the evening is blog surf for ideas. I particularly like to look at other stamping company blogs because I want to challenge myself to use Stampin Products to somewhat reproduce what they have done with non Stampin Up products. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not.

This is my card for today, while Chris Olsen's looks spectacular I think mine looks pretty good too! It is all Stampin UP except for the large ovals.

Here is my card:

I used the Top Note die to make my card base, this was probably the most time consuming part to get three layers. Then I cut out my black scalloped ovals with my Nestabilities.

Cut a piece of DSP from Paisley Petals and put those layers together. Cut another oval from Whisper White and I used the 2 way glue stick and added  Stampin Up Fine Cosmo glitter to the edge.

I colored the image from Friends Never Fade with Stampin Up Markers and stamped it twice in opposite directions and cut it out the Nestabilities. I sponged the edge with River Rock ink and then layered it on the Black Scalloped Oval.

After I stamped the Birthday greeting I cut it out with the large oval punch, I also punched two ovals in black and placed them behind the sentiment to give it a layered look. I cut two swirls from the Swirls Scribbles die and put one on each end of the sentiment layer. Finally I added some of the Stampin Up lace across the bottom.

There was still some ink left on the image stamp and I stamped that on the inside of the card.

Here is Chris's card:

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.


Kris McIntosh said...

Peggy I think your card is absolutely stunning. I am going to have to try something like this myself. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Mueller said...

Oooh! Glad to hear that I'm not the only one that challenges myself like that. You did an awesome job....LOVE it!