Friday, November 27, 2009

CSS Challenge Blog Hop



It's time for another CenterStage Spotlight Challenge Blog hop!


Hostess: Jessica Fick {Design Team Coordinator} Theme: Stamp and color the image on Patterned Paper { any occasion card acceptable, it doesn't have to be Christmas themed} { image may be cut out and layered, but must be stamped and colored on patterned paper} Requirement: any GinaK Designs stamp set & Glitter. Bonus Challenge: decorate the inside of your card to coordinate
Participating Designer's links:

I have two cards for you tonight.


Don't you love Blog Hops!  You can always get so many great ideas.   This card was made using Rupa Shevde Winter Friends available from Gina K Designs.  There are so many cute winter images in this set.  Keeping with the challenge,  I stamped the skating penguin on a piece of patterned paper and colored him with Copic markers.  Circle Nestabilities were used to cut out the design.  The trees from Gina's Tree Silhouettes were white embossed on another piece of patterned paper.  The verse from Winter Friends was stamped in black.  Each layer of the penguin design is separated with dimensionals.  I couldn't forget the glitter.  There is glitter on the snowflakes, the trees,  on the edges of the snow banks, and of course under the penguin's feet.



I want to show you the inside of this card.  One of the other penguins from Winter Friends was stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  Using a stamp positioner, I stamped celebrate on the sign which is perfect for this birthday card.  The cute little bird and dog were stamped in black, colored with Copics then cut out.  The background behind the penguin is a piece of white CS that was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder then cut to resemble banks of snow.  Glitter was added along the top of each.

Here is my second card.



This is another card  stamped on patterned paper. It is an "Easel Card".   The card base is cranberry cs.   I used Melanie's Festive Frame stamp set.  It was stamped using Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I used a VersaMark pen to paint over the poinsettia then used Irridescent Ice embossing power to give them a glittery appearance.  The berries were colored with a Copic marker then pink Stickles added to give them shine.  The verse is also from Festive Frame. 

A border was created on a piece of gray dp with a MS punch.  The stamped image was attached then pearls added to the center of each poinsettia and each corner of the design.  On the inside of the card, a piece of cranberry cs was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I added some burgundy glitter to the flower and attached it to a button so it would hold the card open.  A flat backed pearl was added to the center.   A small silver bow was added to complete the card.  When the card is closed, it is 5.5 inches square.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing these creations stamped on patterned paper.

29 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Selma! Isn't hopping so fun?

Tina Gilliland said...

Hee Hee .... love the penguin in the circle!!! The poinsettia is gorgeous.

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Beautiful Selma - I love the little penguin too!

Cheri said...

Selma, your penguin is soooooo darn cute and the card is awesome. Love your cards.

Stampin' Pam said...

Two splendiferous cards Selma - I love the adorable penguin but I am IN LOVE with the festive frame easel - I HAVE to try one of these easel cards - you make them look so easy and SO beautiful. Way to rock this!

Sharri Seffens said...

Selma, the penguin card is adorable! I love the path you created for him to skate on! The Frame easel card is gorgeous!

craftieodamae said...

These are just so awesome, my favorite is of course the little penguin, he's adorable!!

Karen W said...

Just beautiful cards!!

NinaB said...

Both are just stunning, Selma. I love the insides, too.

Deb said...

Whoa Selma! You are crankin' 'em out! Both fabulous! NO WAY could I pick a fav! I love the way you did the inside of the first with the textured banks of snow...and the second is simply pure elegance!

Winnie and Patty said...

Selma, these cards are absolutely beautiful! TFS

tlgirl353 said...

Selma- both of your cards in the hop are fabulous! Love all that sparkle!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Awwww....selma! these are so wonderful! I love the first one with the fun embellishments and embossing and the second is so elegant! I am determined to try one of these easel cards. I hope you had a great thanksgiving. *hugs* Sue

joy said...

Selma, I knew you would come up with a great card! Love, love your penguin! This is a perfectly delightful card!

Patti said...

You really outdid yourself Selma! Both cards are amazing! The penguin card id just adorable!

Janice M said...

Great cards! That penguin looks good stamped on DP!

Candy said...

The penguin card is so cute! Beautiful poinsettia card!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Two beautiful cards, Selma! The penguin card is adorable and the Festive Frame card is gorgeous!

Giovana said...

Beautiful card. The penguin is so cute!

Natalie said...

Wonderful cards, Selma!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us all!! Beautiful!

redwasher1 said...

I love your cards, especially the penguin card!!

redwasher1 said...

I love your cards, especially the penguin card!!

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Selma! I just love your penguin card, he is adorable and love the poinsettia too :o)

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Selma!!! Congrats on the Challenge Design Team you will be awesome at it!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

FABulous cards!!!! That penguin is too cute!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Selma, your cards are amazing! I love the scene you have created on the penguin card and super inside to match. I also think your second card is gorgeous.

Jessica said...

Selma! How beautiful - they each are such works of art, as all your cards always are! Thank you so much for hopping with my challenge!

Nina said...

Selma, OM, these are both just lovey, I love the white trees on the first one, but both are just beautiful!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous card!!


I am trying to spread the word about a "March of the Snowmen" Blog Hop I'm participating in, and would love to have you check it out. Lot's of blog candy being given away! The blog hop is tomorrow. http://melisawaldorf.blogspot.com

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