Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Timeless Talk

It's another sunny day here in Abbotsford, and very warm.  But not too warm that you can't muster up the strength to stamp. My stamping buddy Sheri and I spent the morning in my craft room working on some challenge cards.  

We decided it would be a lot of fun to combine a sketch, a theme, and a colour challenge to create our first card of the day. And it was.  What a challenge!
For the first challenge we picked the theme challenge "Cute as a Button" by The Paper Players Theme Challenge #207, called "Cute as a Button" hosted by Sandy Mathis.  For this challenge all you had to do was use one or more buttons on your project.  Easy Peasy!  Make sure you check out all the great cards by the Design Team and submitters for this week's challenge, there are some really great designs! 

For our second challenge, "color", we used the Create With Connie and Mary colour challenge, which features Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Basic Grey.  We threw in a bit of Whisper White for our stamped image.  I hope you'll check out the amazing designs by the design team and submitters, especially if you're not used to using such bright colours, there are a good range of ideas to work with. 
And for our final challenge we needed a good strong sketch.  We chose sketch #179 by the gals at Try Stamping On Tuesday challenge site.  Not only did we like the sketch, but it seemed appropriate to choose this site because we always "Stamp on Tuesday".   This was a great sketch to work with.  Try Stamping on Tuesday have just added five new gals to their design team, so it's really worthwhile to check out this challenge site.  And, if you have an opportunity to make something, this challenge doesn't close until August 12th, 2014, so there's still lots of time to play along.

Here's My Card:
The card base is Basic Gray and the layers are Tangelo Twist measuring 5 1/8 x 4 1/8" followed by a 5 x 3 3/4" piece of Bermuda Bay.  This piece was embossed with the Arrow Embossing folder and then cut into three pieces and adhered to the card front.  I added 3 small flags cut with the Banner Punch.  I added Washi Tape to two of them before punching.  I also added a strip of Washi Tape in Basic Gray across the bottom of the card instead of adding ribbon.

Stamp Set:  Timeless Talk, Cycle Celebration and Good Greetings* (Holiday catalogue 2014)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray
Card Stock:  Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Basic Gray
Accessories:  Trimmer, Arrow Embossing Folder, Circle Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Washi Tape, Banner Punch, Small and Large Oval Punches, Stampin' Up Buttons, dimensionals, adhesive
Here are the buttons I used for The Paper Players Challenge. They look so cute on these wheels.  Brings back memories of childhood when we decorated our bikes for the May Day parade. 

The "Celebrate" sentiment is from a brand new stamp set called "Good Greetings" which is soon to be released in the up coming Holiday Catalogue.  As a Demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, I had an opportunity to get mine free for matching a sales quota in June.  Find out how you can have an opportunity to get this stamp free too, by contacting me.
I liked this sentiment and image from Cycle Celebration so stamped it on my card liner in Tangelo Twist and then stamped it again in Bermuda Bay on a scrap of Whisper White Card stock.  I then punched out the center of the sentiment with the large oval punch and mounted the cut out piece with adhesive to the Tangelo image.

Well that's it for this post.  It was fun stamping with Sheri today.  We have so much creative energy together and we always come up with fun ideas.  If you're stamping on your own and not having much fun doing it, or your Mojo's not working, think about getting a stamp buddy, it makes life so much more creative and enjoyable!  



Melissa Davies said...

WOW! The combination of all the challenges is impressive! Love the addition of the sweet little flowers to to the wheels :O)
Thanks for joining us this week in the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

I love all the elements on your panels! The washi tape on the banners is a super idea! And those buttons are too sweet! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

laurie said...

Penny, love the way you used the cute buttons for the wheels! That is such a neat stamp. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Players!

Connie Babbert said...

Very cute! Love the flower buttons on the bicycle...and the layout is so much fun along with those colors! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Heather Hopson said...

Penny, you are amazing. Love the colors and I love the ideas for the wheels.

Lisa Martz said...

Well, look at you combining three challenges into one card! Very clever! This is a fun card! Love the layout, the buttons and the colors. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Unknown said...

I love your colors and embossed background! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Margaret Raburn said...

Oh, this is just adorable! I love the layout and the darling buttons on the bicycle; how cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

WOW...what a great way to get all those different challenges in there! Love the layout and those little banners are just sooo cute! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

stampwithsandy said...

So cute! I love how you used the buttons in the center of the wheels and the great, fun colors. Thanks for playing along with my button challenge at The Paper Players, Penny!

Crystal Komara said...

Hi Penny, I love it that you and your stamping friends stamp on Tuesday! Perfect for our Try Stampin' On Tuesday group. But, you really made this into a challenge for yourself by combing a sketch, color AND theme and you have done it well. Personally, I always loved that Feeling Sentimental stamp set, so I'm happy to see someone else use it. Thanks for joining us at TSOT. Crystal

Lynda said...

What a stunning card!! your choice of colors is amazing and I love the flower buttons on the wheels of the bicycle. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! :-)

Lynda said...

What a stunning card!! your choice of colors is amazing and I love the flower buttons on the wheels of the bicycle. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! :-)

Nance Leedy said...

Aww, using the flower buttons on the bicycle wheels is adorable! Great way to combine challenges too...Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Andrea W said...

Terrific challenge combination. I love the bright colors and your wonderful embossing. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colour combo & the little flowers look fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

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