Monday, November 9, 2009

Playing Dressup - A Simple White Card Makeover and a Giveaway

I wasn't feeling well today and worked from home. Before getting some shut eye, I had to peek at today's SCS CAS challenge and couldn't resist playing. I love how quickly these cards come together! For today's challenge we could use white and only one other color (and yes, black counted as color).  I needed to brighten my mood so I reached for happy, sunny yo-yo yellow. After the first unsuccessful attempt with punches, I ended up with this clean and simple card.

Clean and simple card on white card stock with Fabulous Flowers set stamped in yellow

I dont know if it was the yo yo yellow or being in my craft room, but it succeeded in lifting my spirits. I liked the look of the card as is, but I thought to myself that this may also look nice embossed... Fastforward half an hour and here are embossed, beaded, glittered and flocked cards. I know, I just couldn't resist...

Picture of 6 cards stamped with the same Fabulous Flowers set in different colors and supplies

The beads have an interesting look, but I think blue embossing and flocking are my favorite out of the bunch. Which one is yours? I'll mail the card of your choice to the first person to leave a comment (don't forget to email me your address) and by Nov 15 I'll choose another person at random to get another surprise.

Stamped card with Fabulous Flowers set, covered with red flocking to give soft and fuzzy appearance

If you're wondering which card is made with wich product and how to get that look - read on:

  1. Classic Stampin'Up! ink pad in Yoyo yellow. To get this look: Just stamp!
  2. Zing Embossing Powder in powder color. To get this look: Stamp image with Versamark, cover with EP, heat until it melts.
  3. Martha Stewart brownstone glitter. To get this look:  apply heat & stick powder (I got mine from Stampin'Up! but other companies likely carry it too) and once it's melted quickly sprinkle with glitter. You can also buy EP with glitter in it (see #5) or trace the image with gluepen and then apply glitter.
  4. Martha Stewart tourmaline glass microbeads. To get this look: apply adhesive to the image (I traced it with Glossy Accents) and apply beads. Let the adhesive dry.
  5. CopperKate Rose Gold EP (it's already mixed with glitter). To get this look: See #2
  6. Fun Flock by Stempendous in chili pepper red. To get this look: See Fun Flock Tutorial and Tips post.
I'm also working on a Big Ego layout for Candy Shoppe Designs challenge, so stay tuned for that in the next few days.



    1. The light blue embossed card is my fav. What is "powdering color" though. It looks like bordering blue. You are totally an inspiration :)

      - Leila

    2. Hey Leila, this embossing powder is made by American Crafts, but I'd say it's the closest to last year's Baja Breeze in color, not quite as dark as Bordering Blue. Anyway, you can judge for yourself soon, I'll try to get it out in the mail tomorrow.

      You really need to come by and visit this month. I'm still working on my Christmas card design and Pete doesn't give very useful feedback :)

    3. Oh these are absolutely gorgeous!! I've been wrestling with this challenge for the past 2 days now, LOL! I still haven't come up with anything. :)

    4. What a cute set!! All of these are so cute. Though I've never been a fan of Yo-Yo Yellow, this card makes me smile. I love the ones with texture. They are all very pretty!!

    5. Darn, I was looking for a quick and easy way to make some gift sets for friends, I think I found it!
      These are beautiful.