Sunday, October 21, 2007

SCS FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE FS37 TRUCARMA

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.

RECIPE
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

25 comments:

Melissa said...

You have outdone yourself again Nancy!

Thank you for the inspiration because these are now going to be the colors for my 2007 Christmas card.

Many Blessings,
M.

Lovetostamp6 said...

Nancy... You card is just darling. LOVE the fun colors and the little circles on the BG piece. Jennifer :)

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Nancy this is soooo cute! I love the colors you chose, they are so fun for a Christmas card! Great job on the CASE!

Angie Tieman said...

Oh dear, this card is killer cute!! I LOVE that background with the circles added to it!

Dottie K said...

Ok this is just so fabulous. I love snowmen and this is adorable, beautiful, cute and darling. Love those colors and what you did with the cuttlebug embossing folder. :)

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card,love the color combo and you embossed background, at first I was so impressed, not that I am not always impressed by your creations, but thought that you had arranged it so the snowflakes were inside the embossed circles, then read that they are stickers. LOVE the card

Dale said...

This card is so adorable. I like the colours and am trying very hard to move away from the traditional Christmas Red and Green. The embossed paper with the stamped circles is a great idea...one that I would never have thought of. TFS Love it, Love it, Love it!!

Lori said...

Beautiful! I love the non-traditional colors for a holiday card. Adding the stickers to the embossed background is a fun touch.

Tracey said...

So cute! I love the ribbon and how it doesn't match but it "goes". Thanks for the inspiration! ~:-)

Wife2TJ said...

This is SO cute! LOVE the colors

Michelle said...

I just love this, I love the non-traditional Christmas colors & I love how you used the diecuts inside the Cuttlebug circles.

Tara said...

such a cute card...I love that you put stickers in the cuttlebugged circles!!

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy! This card rocks! I LOVE snowmen! Great idea using those stickers on the CB background!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these colours girl!

Heather Summers said...

How much am I hugging my computer right now (OK, hugs meant for you though....) LOVE the colours, layout, stamps EVERYTHING!!!

kathleenh said...

This is so CUTE Nancy! I love how you used the stickers over the dry embossed background.

Carol said...

What an adorable card! I love the colors and the stickers in the middle of the embossed background (Spots & Dots is my favorite Cuttlebug folder). Great CASE!

Pam Varnell said...

Nancy, I think this is one of the best cards you have ever done. I absolutely LOVE it. Those colors for Christmas are great. The cuttlebug background really kicks it up a notch. I just put that stamp set together this weekend. Now I can't wait to use it. Great job!! Pam

Dawn Easton said...

haha! I HAD to come back and look again at this card! I'm in love with it!!! YAH! So so cute Nancy!

Jenn in GA said...

very fun and very practical layout...transferable to lots of different seasons! way to go, girlfriend!

Rose Ann said...

This is adorable! I love the fun colors, piercing and that pretty wide ribbon! Awesome card, Nancy!

Amy said...

Those colors are great! That cute little snowman is just perfect! Great job! So nice for your kids to give some input...I usually get nothing. ;)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Adorable card, Nancy! Wonderful colors!

fran said...

I love this card! The colors are wonderful = what a great idea!

Linz said...

CUTE colors!

Heather P. said...

Oh my gosh, this is SOOOOOO cute... LOVE the color combo!