Friday, January 4, 2008

Ginger Blossoms

I forgot to mention before that I'm playing Barb's Bingo again! This was so much fun last time, and I'm so happy she decided to do it again. Check out Barb's blog for all the details!

Barb lets us "earn" extra bingo numbers by making cards for her challenges, and her first challenge was to make cards using Stampin' Up! sets. Well, that is right up my alley! (I actually don't have anything BUT Stampin' Up!) So my last few posts have been submissions to get us extra bingo numbers, and this one is no exception!

This is a card I CASEd from Cambria Turnbow (whose blog is amazing, by the way). She made this card quite awhile ago using the now-retired Petals & Paisleys designer paper with the Polka Dots & Paisleys stamp set.

I basically just changed the designer paper and colours and used the Embrace Life stamp set (can you tell that this is my new favourite stamp set? LOL!)

I used Old Olive as the card base, then layered some Ginger Blossoms paper on the bottom. The top part is Groovy Guava, dry embossed with Seeing Spots. I put a strip of Old Olive that I scalloped with my slit punch across the seam and layered a piece of Tempting Turquoise over that.

For the center part, I layered Tempting Turquoise, Groovy Guava and Whisper White. I stamped the top of the flower (leaving out the stem) in Olive, Guava and Turquoise and punched it out with my 1-1/4 inch circle punch. I put a silver brad through the bottom of each flower and positioned them on the white piece with dimensionals. Then I used my paper piercing tool to make "stems" for the flowers. I finished it off by tying some Always Artichoke grosgrain around the center piece before adhering the whole thing to the card.

12 comments:

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

That ginger blossoms paper is definitely on my wish list. I love, love, love it.

Deborah said...

Love the new catalog! This beautiful paper is on my list! Great card! Deb

Shannon said...

Crazy about the Ian and Shannon doubles .. we have no kids yet ..... I just realized something else ..... your also in Alberta.... I'm in Calgary - how about you?

Amy G. said...

Happy New Year, Shannon! I am loving all your new creations! I feel like I've been gone sooo long...but I'm slowly getting back. I can't wait to start stamping again...after I do some catch up! ;)

tyrymom29 said...

Great Card Shannon !!!!

My Paper World said...

This is so pretty!

wanda box said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your site I may have to CASE this card I do not have embrace life set(yet, lol) but I love the layout you used. Thanks for the extra BINGO number

Corie said...

This is so beautiful!!

Alexandra said...

Awesome card Shannon - you are rockin' this bingo game! I feel like a slug, better get in gear - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kathy W said...

I'm waiting for my order to come with this dp in it. Beautiful card; I like how you did the paper piercing to go with the dp. And yes, I'm another Cambria fan. She does have an amazing blog. Thanks for sharing.

Stamping Moments said...

Hi Shannon,

Thank you ever so much for your lovely card, luv jen x

chelemom said...

VEry pretty!