2/8 Stamping 411 Challenges

I love the challenges at Stamping 411! This is my card for this week's Sketch Challenge. It's one that photography does not do justice to. This card is super, super sparkly in real life . . . like real sugared flowers!
As you can see, the image panel gives you a lot of room to play and I hadn't played with my 5th Avenue Floral set in some time. I just randomly stamped the flowers on Whisper White, colored it up with my Aqua Painter and ink from the lid of my ink pads and then Versa Marked the whole thing. I sprinkled on Heat and Stick Powder and after using a heat gun to sticky it up, I poured on Dazzling Diamonds and heat it to set it.
The rest of my card went together very quickly. I used some designer series paper from the Sweet Pea pack featured in the Occasions Mini, along with some White Satin Ribbon wrapped around the bottom edge of it. My main image panel and the sentiment panel are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Here are the supplies:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral (113734), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper: Regal Rose (105130), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730), Sweet Pea DSP (117161)
Ink: Regal Rose (105211), Old Olive (102277), Chocolate Chip (100908), Going Gray (103274)
Tools: Large Oval Punch (107305), Small Oval Punch (107304), Heat Tool (100005)
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon (114616), Heat & Stick Powder (100625), Dazzling Diamonds (102023)
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Tombow Multi Purpose Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
And, every Thursday, Stamping 411 issues a Color Challenge! So this is my color challenge card. It uses the challenge colors of Taken With Teal, Real Red and Apricot Appeal. Notice my awesome Scallop Trim border around my Birthday Bot? I'm starting to get the hang of this whole punching thing!! I started with a rectangle sized at 3 13/16" x 2 7/8". If you haven't checked out Gretchen Barron's tutorial . . . you must do so today! Here is the LINK.
My bot is stamped in Basic Black and then just colored in with markers - super quick and simple. I accented this card with a strip of Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and a bit of Scallop Trim.
Here are the supplies:
Stamps: Lot of Bots (115293)
Paper: Real Red (102482), Taken With Teal (101584), Apricot Appeal (105124), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up product order through March 31 (118402)
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109034)
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Tombow Multi Purpose Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Selene Kempton said…
Super wicked fun! I love that you did both challenges and did such an amazing job! Fantastic technique, beautiful work.
Donna said…
WOW! How beautiful that Fifth Avenue card is. I love the Lots of Bots one too.
One word....FABULOUS!!! On both counts.
LeAnne said…
Wow, this puts my paltry little Christmas card to SHAME!! Gorgeous!
Anonymous said…
WOW! That is one terrific card! I can't wait to get home and try this. Love that set. Now I love it more!

Sue McNeill
MaryR said…
wowzers Kay - way to knock my socks off on a Monday! These cards are both gorgeous and that easter card is just completely amazing!
L. Ann said…
love the sparkly 5th Ave. Floral card. that is so awesome. WOW!
gbarron56 said…
Kay -- I'll bet this card is something to see in real life -- it's amazing in the photograph as well. Just beautiful! And I love what you did with the color challenge as well. Fabulous job on both! Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators this week! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com
mary took the words I had. knock my socks off gorgeous. stunning and oh so beautiful. I LOVE your card. Into my favorites it's going!
Robin Merriman said…
Wow! I love the contemporary feel of your blingy beauty! What a great card, just stunning. And the color challenge card couldn't be cuter - love what you did with those colors and the stamp set - too cute!
Thanks for playing again this week, I always look forward to what you'll submit!
Patti Chesky said…
Kay, you've knocked both challenges out of the park. I can only imagine how sparkly that first card is in person. Stunning!
both cards are fantastic - my boys would love that robot!
Kerin said…
LOVE the flower card!!! I've used that technique before, so I can picture just how sparkly that card is...SO pretty! Of course your other card is nice too, but I'm a glitter girl so I'm a bit partial to the first one!
Tiffany Bauer said…
Love both your cards!! Look at all that glitter!! WOW!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog this week!!
Connie said…
Great cards! I bet the one is REALLY sparkly IRL! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!
stamperbeth said…
So beautiful! I'm gonna have to copy it. My MIL would love this.