Today's SCS Featured Stamper Challenge (FS37) features the beautiful gallery of Carole Burrage, aka TruCarMa on SCS. I knew the minute I clicked into Carole's gallery which card I wanted to case ... THIS ONE! I've had the stamp set, Perfect Presentation and the Simply Scrappin' Kit, Winter Bright for quite some time, and have been dying to use them! Although, I instantly had the vision in my head of what I wanted to do, once I started the process ... ughh!!! (and you all know what that means!). Funny how things look so different on paper than in my head! With the help of my kids' comments and suggestions, I (think) I pulled it together!
The Bashful Blue background was created using a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, and using stickers from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit. The stitched Purely Pomegranate borders along the top and the bottom of the striped DP are also stickers from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit.
Here's what I changed from Carole's original design (part of the challenge is to change at least two things): a) different colors, i.e. ink & paper, b) added stickers to dry embossed background instead of brads and white gel pen, c) used sticker border along middle DP section instead of CS.
Stamps: Perfect Presentation (Level 2 Hostess, pg. 20)
Paper: Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit (pg. 176), Wild Wasabi, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Purely Pomegranate Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folder
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals
Techniques: Paper Piercing, Dry Embossing