Tuesday, August 25, 2009

myStampBOX Challenge with a Bit of *Sparkle*

Ok - brace yourselves - this is a loooooong post! First off, Caardvarks is hosting a great challenge sponsored by myStampBOX. The challenge is to use the myStampBOX logo colors: Black, White, and Hot Pink!

In addition, the Whimsy Stamps challenge this week is to add a touch of sparkle to your creations. Finally 365Cards theme for Day 178 is "Back to School".

I decided that I would take this opportunity to make some little cards for my daughter to tuck into her backpack as a little surprise - she goes back to school at the end of this week. She loves pink and bling, so this was perfect!

I made four small cards - they are each 3.75" x 4.75". Here is a picture of all 4 cards:

For this first card, I cut the butterfly using the Slice machine with the Teen Chillin' card. I embossed the lighter pink paper with the Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers folder.

I stamped the sentiment and then heat set it with silver embossing powder. Actually I used that same technique with the stamps on all 4 cards. Then I used the Martha Stewart border punch on the pink cardstock at the bottom.

I added gems to the butterfly and also just above the sentiment.

For the second card, I used some DCWV black cardstock that had sparkly dotted stripes all over it.

I cut the sentiment with a Nestabilities die.

I love Prima flowers, and thought this one looked perfect in the top corner, secured with a black brad.

For the 3rd card, I used black Core'dinations paper that had a pink core. I embossed it, then sanded lightly to bring out the pink core.

Again, I used a Nestabilities die on the sentiment.

In the bottom corner, I added some shiny silver bling.

The last card is my favorite! I love the "Girly Girl University" sentiment. And the pink patterned paper is sparkly all over.

I added the strip of black rhinestones for the final touch.

My daughter will be super excited when she opens her back pack and finds a little note each day for the first few days!

Thanks for Looking!

{I Love You Details}
Solid Cardstock: Best Occasions Textured Cardstock
Patterned cardstock: K&Company
Embossing: Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers folder
Butterfly: cut from Slice Teen Chillin'
Misc: silver embossing powder, Martha Stewart Lace border punch, gems

{Love Details}
Solid Cardstock: Best Occasions Textured Cardstock
Patterned cardstock: DCWV Glitter Stack

Sentiment: Stampin' Up; cut using Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies
Flower: Prima
Misc: silver embossing powder, bright pink satin ribbon, pink gems

{Smile Details}
Pink Cardstock: K&Company
Black Cardstock: Core'dinations
Embossing: Cuttlebug Bloom dots folder
Sentiment cut with Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies
Misc: ribbon, silver embossing powder, silver dots

{Girly Girl University Details}
Black Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned cardstock: DCWV Glitter stack
Sentiment cut with Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies
Misc: Ribbon, silver embossing powder, black rhinestones


SmilynStef said...

Look at you totally rockin' that color challenge ... love your fun and funky card set.

~amy~ said...

What a sweet idea...your girl is going to LOVE them!!

Tammy said...

Great take on the challenge . . . who doesn't love the pink and black combo!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, awesome cards! Love the colors and accents. Great sparkle! Thanks for playing along at Whimsy! :)

Kryssi said...

cute card! great job with the colors!

Ella said...

These are all totally adorable! I love that you went with a different color scheme than the usual primary color approach!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Awesome take on the challenge and I also love the fact that you went a totally different colour scheme that the traditional school colour combo.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great set of cards! I love the color combo and the dry embossed background. TFS!

lauren said...

omg--these are completely ♥FAB♥...as is your plan for how to use them! i'd almost be willing to go "back to school" if i thought i'd be gettting some of these in my lunch!!! :)

Anonymous said...

These are really a gorgeous set of creations!! Love the colors and the touches of sparkle look perfect!! Thanks for joining with us in the Whimsy Challenges!!

Whimsy DT

Haley D. said...

Very pretty card set!

DottyJo said...

Thats so sweet, what great cards! Jo x

Liz said...

wow beautiful

Diana said...

WOW, cool cards!