Saturday, January 06, 2007


Yup, I was Cuttlebuggin' again today! Two days, two cards!! I had hoped to get more done last night/today but well.... last night I spent an hour colouring an Outlines Rubberstamp image with the dark colours of Sakura Stardust Pens and I hated it. Today, I kept procrastinating and didn't make it down to stamp until after 4pm. But, it's just Matthew and I tonight so I think I can set him up with a movie and I might be able to head back downstairs (Alex and Bruce are skiing at C.O.P. again tonight).

I did this card using both the Colour Challenge and the Design Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I've not done any of the Colour Challenges before, but have played around with many of the layouts from the Design Challenges. What a great resource for stampers to get some new ideas! Not only is the information about the challenge on Splitcoast, but you'll also be able to find samples in the Splitcoast Gallery!

So, this card uses Cool Caribbean, Basic Black and Whisper White. The card base is black. The large Cool Caribbean Layer was put through my Cuttlebug with the Happy Birthday embossing folder. I used a roll of double sided tape to create my large half circles in Basic Black and Cool Caribbean. The Cool Caribbean circle is embossed with the D'vine Swirl embossing folder.

I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 2 1/4" square and stamped "it's your day" from All Year Cheer (Stampin' Up!) in Basic Black ink. I then used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (a stamp positioner) to use just portions or a swirl stamp I recently bought (it's a Hero Arts stamp) in Cool Caribbean. I covered the entire white piece with Versamark ink and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder (SU!). I punched a hole through the white and through a piece of ribbon that I got at Michaels and attached the ribbon with a silver brad. I layered the white onto a 2 1/2" square piece of Basic Black.

I stamped celebrate (Everyday Flexible Phrases stamp set, SU!) in Basic Black on Cool Caribbean and punched it with the 1 1/4" circle punch so that the word was near the bottom of the circle. I used the 1 3/8" punch in black and layered them together and attached them behind the square piece before adhering it all to the card front.

The colours are a little dark as we've changed the light bulbs in the chandelier over our dining room table which is where I've been taking photos of my dimensional cards.... I don't think the glitter nor the dry embossing would show up quite so well in a scan.

I took my inspiration for this card from the card seen on Cathy's Blog (thanks for the inspiration!!)


Cindy Keery said...

I hope you don't freak out if I copy this card - I love everything about it!! It's absolutely gorgeous.

Tracy.H said...

This is beautiful, Nancy!!

Quilt Nut said...

another gorgeous card Nancy!

Stamperosity said...

Awesome card Nancy! Love how you layered the two different embossed pieces. Very creative.