Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Very First Stampin' Up Stamp Set

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope all is well with you and yours.There's so much going on in the Baltimore area this weekend and I hope to participate in at least one activities. I won't say which one. However, if I'm able to get what I looking for, I'll be sure to share any and all information uppon my return because I think you'll be interested in knowing if you can take advantage of this activity in your areas.

Today's card is all about the challenge over at The Ribbon Reel. There's a new challenge every fortnight. Sidebar--I just love using this English term. ;)  So, anyway, when a get a look at the inspirational photo I took a mental gasp. I was stumped for a moment. Participants are to create a birthday card. It wasn't the normal hues I used, though it caused me to set oustside my comfort zone. I liked that fact and I didn't all at the same time. Then I thought to myself, 'Okay, this is a true challenge.' By the time I finished my card, I absoulutely love the challenge. BIG thanks to the DT over at The Ribbon Reel. Take a look at the inspirational photo.

...and this is what I drew from the photo....

I really like everything about this card from start to finish and I hope you do too. I used the very first stamp set I purchased from Stampin' Up. Please forgive me, I do not remember the name of this set. All I know is I loved it when I purchased it, but I do not believe I have ever used it until now.  I used several little goodies to achieve this effect. I think my favorite was the Glossy Accents and I think my favorite technique was paper piercing the birthday cake. I'm not sure whether this is visible to you, but I filled the well of the stamped shape chipboard with Glossy Accents. In person it looks absolutely goregous. If you're interest in the other items used be sure to checkout the 'What's in it?' section below.

As always, thanks for visiting the gallery and come back real soon.

What's In It?
Cardstock: Papertrey
Stamps:Stampin Up and Papertrey
DP: My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento and Ranger Inks Distress Inks
Embellishments: Perals; Ranger Inks Pearl Accents; Chipboard, Glossy Accents; glitter; Ribbon 
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Computer/Printer


Trina said...

I can't see your card, Lorie...

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Pauline said...

Oh Lorie this is gorgeous! GORGEOUS!! Love the blue and gold, the little cake die cut, the postage stamp, the glittery goodness, everything about this is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this fortnight at The Ribbon Reel! Xx

Keilly said...

This is stunning Lorie, you nailed the colours perfectly! I love the big sentiment, the little cake and all the glitter, pearls and glossy accents. Thanks for joining in at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

Anke said...

Oh, I envy the recipient of this wonderful card! Really beautiful :)

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is awesome...I luv the cake, it is sooooo cute...hope your week is fabby!

enjoy *~*

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