Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Are You a Big Shot?

It's Wednesday again! They just come around so fast, but that is okay because I get to share a challenge with you. A Diva challenge! This week, we have another Big Shot challenge. You can use any current Stampin' Up! Big Shot die to create your card or project. Those are the only rules! How easy can that be?I received the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder in my last order and decided to put it to good use. I was going for simple and I think I actually achieved that with my first card. I just love the new Rich Razzleberry In Color! It is definitely one of my favorites! Since the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder only dry embosses half of the card, I simply used the "for you" sentiment from Great Friends in the upper left naked space and added some Rich Razzleberry ribbon. Pretty easy, huh?
Well, I thought so, anyway. My darling daughter, on the other hand, decided I did not pick a pretty color scheme. She felt I should be using Basic Black and Real Red for a more striking color combination. So, I whipped out the Manhattan Flower embossing folder as I thought that dry embossed image went better with the "striking color scheme" that she chose. I used the same Great Friend sentiment in the upper naked corner. But, she didn't like this one either. She felt the Basic Black should be the base of the card with just a layer of the Real Red and wanted to use the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder again. I wasn't happy with the scalloped black layer under the sentiment, but the Wide Oval punch was too large of a layer. I wish we had just one more punch... The butterfly was, of course, stamped in Real Red and cut out with snips, attached with a dimensional. This butterfly is also from the Great Friend stamp set.

Pop on over to the Diva Coffee Break Designs blog and see what the rest of the design team have come up with for your inspiration. They always have some good stuff! You can add your Big Shot creation to the Diva blog using Mr. Linky. It is very easy!

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Ilse Vargas said...

They are all very nice! I like the first one with the ribbon on the side.

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Georgeous cards!! I just love how elegant the embossing folders are. My favorite is the first one also. I like how you used the yellow for highlighting.

Pam said...

Beautiful and elegant! Wow! Nice job, Stephanie.

Julie S said...

Sooo pretty Stephanie - the cards are so elegant! Nice job!