Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Diva Challenge 122

It is Wednesday! Time for another Diva challenge. This week's challenge is #122 and we were to use the Big Shot in some way with our creation. I chose to use a Texturz plate to create a dry embossed image for the background of my card. My background came from one of the six backgrounds in the Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates. These can be found on page 203 of the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog and sell for $11.95.

The card I have created also fits the criteria for the Late Night Stampers design team challenge this week. Their challenge is a color challenge based on a beautiful picture from Coldwater Creek. You can find that inspiration in this post here. We were to use Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. These colors are so pretty together. As I did in my last LNS DT creation here, I also added a bit of Pink Pirouette to my card as I just felt it was missing something and I didn't have any designer series paper to match this color combo.
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Baja Breeze ribbon 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Flower Assortment brads, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Background Texturz Plate, Big Shot, 1/4" square punch, 1-3/8" square punch

Pop on over to the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog and see what some of the other design team members have created with the Big Shot. It will be full of inspiration. You don't have to be a demonstrator to play along. You can upload your creation using Mr. Linky. It is pretty easy, but if you need some help, don't hesitate to ask!

I have been trying to make most of my cards pretty generic as I was hired by Sherrill Graff to make samples using only current Stampin' Up! product. These cards will be used in her displays and then eventually donated to the local Ronald McDonald house for their use. Sherrill is "paying" me with $150 worth of SU! product. She is the list owner / moderator of Late Night Stampers group and you can find out more about her charity work on her blog as well as by joining the Late Night Stampers. This is a group of SU! stampers, demos and non-demos alike, who try to encourage and inspire one another. It is a wonderful group of ladies. I encourage you to check it out!

Would you like to make this card that I have posted this morning? You can buy the supplies for this card - or any other card on this blog simply by clicking on the "Shop Now" button at any time, 24 / 7. Don't forget, you will receive this Fifth Avenue tutorial FREE with any $50+ purchase (before tax and shipping) during the month of April. This will make a beautiful Mother's Day gift!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Krista Driessen said...

Great card !!!

Pam said...

Very nice! Nice job!

apigonfire said...

lovely card!

Secret Dreams And Passions said...

Your card is very creative and I just love the colors that you are using.. they are beautiful together. Pocket Sillouette's is one of my favorite stamp sets.
Denise from OHio

Ilse Vargas said...

Very pretty!

Julie said...

Beautiful job Stephanie, I love how you used the pockette silhouettes.