Sunday, October 24, 2010

PPA65 Bring on the Bling -Fabulous Friend

Gotta love the bling and who better than Marilyn as Lorelei Lee to inspire us for this weeks PPA challenge.

For this card I used Recollections cardstock from the Precious Metals collection.  I used the silver for the card and I used the white for everything else.  This paper gives everything a nice shimmer that I don't think is captured in my photo.

I embossed the background with the Sizzix Snowflake #6 embossing folder.  I used the Stampin Up! Simple Snowflake punch for the raised snowflakes and the new Stamping Up! scalloped oval punch under the sentiment.  The Sentiment is 'fabulous friend' from Stampin Up! "Oval All."  When I saw the photo, I could hear Marilyn singing about a girl's best friend, so that was the perfect sentiment for this challenge.   After I stamped fabulous friend, I then re-stamped a tiny snowflake over the flower and finished with the tiniest Stampin Up! Rhinestone. 

I tried and tried to work some Marabou into the design; I even trimmed some of the marabou off and glued it to a ribbon to embellish the design to get that "Marilyn" look, but I just couldn't work it in.  Oh well.  I never realized just how many snowflake stamps I have until I started this challenge.  Thanks for the opportunity to play PPA!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Totally Totebag

From the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers, here is my attempt at the Totally Totebag.  I stamped leaves on the cardstock with Versafine Vintage Sepia.  It is my submission for the PPA64-Fall Inspiration.