Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stamper's Dream Monthly Challenge


















Hi everyone! It's time for another monthly Stamper's Dream challenge! This month Tosh is challenging us all to make gray cards with a touch of bling and a splash of color...and to use a stamp from Stamper's Dream of course. {smile}

You're all welcome to play along! Just post a link to your project on Michelle's blog. If you upload to SCS, use SDDC3 in the keywords. Be sure to check out Michelle's blog too....she'll have a GIVEAWAY for one lucky participant!

My card is pretty straightforward....two shades of gray CS, Swarovski crystals and sparkly threads in the ribbon for the bling, touches of color with the green Swarovski crystals and in the embossed music note with Aegean Silver EP . The JudiKins Music Background and Stampendous Christmas Note stamps are both from Stamper's Dream, as is the white Neenah CS.

The layout is one of Jen del Muro's SFYTT sketches! Each of the Nestabilities circles and scallop rectangle are up on separate layers of Dimensionals. I stamped two more music notes on the inside of the card, down in the bottom left and bottom right corners by coloring right onto the stamp with a Black SU marker and then stamping on the CS. Those music notes also have the Aegean Silver embossing just like the one on the front.

Be sure to check out the gorgeous cards from the rest of the Stamper's Dream DT: Charmaine, Cindy, Carolyn, Kim, Laurie, Michelle, and Tosh.

RECIPE ~
Stamps: JudiKins Music Background, Stampendous Christmas Note
Paper: Textured Going Gray, Textured Basic Gray, Neenah 80lb White, Basic Black
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Versamark (marker)
Accessories: Green Swarovski Crystals, PTI Ribbon, Silver Cord, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Dimensionals, JudiKins Aegean Silver EP
Technique: Heat Embossing, Direct-to-Rubber


20 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS Denise! Gray colours always throw me off so I'll need to CASE this idea someday soon(when time permits...lol) The pop of green from the crystals is so pretty!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Beautiful card, Denise. I think you're safe from the challenge police, as you followed it perfectly! I love the stamps you put together, and the layout is just perfect for them!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Denise, this is just the SWEETEST! I love it!

Lori said...

Such a pretty card!!! I will have to come up with something to participate, love the idea!!!

Mothermark said...

Guess I will have to wait until the next challenge to buzz you! Darn it!

Well, your card is wonderful. I love the musical theme....and I shoulda known you would comply to Tosh's goofy rules! Snort...

(our secret!)

Wendy said...

Oh WOWzers, Denise, your card is beautiful!! You've done a wonderful job using 2 different gray cardstocks! :) I love your layout and the stamps you used! It's so perfect! TFS
Have a great day (even though it's raining out!)
Wendy

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a gorgeous, elegant card Denise!! I LOVE the bit of green sparkle you've added!! WOW!! And the music bg with that sentiment is charming!! LOVE this!!

Silke said...

Gorgeous card - Denise!!! Love the elegant look with the splash of green!!!

Kimberly said...

oooooohhhhhh! very very pretty!!!!!! LOVE the little bling under the bow!!

Ryann said...

Very classy card Denise - I love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty, I love it!!

Alexandra said...

BEAUTIFUL Denise!!! WOW!! Grays are hard for me, but you pulled this off beautifully!!! That green from the crystals is the perfect pop! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Terri said...

Wow, this is stunning, Denise...love the tone on tone gray with that touch of green...amazing!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! So very stunning!! Love the colors and the musical BG!! Amazing!! TFS!

Rose Ann said...

I love your beautiful musical themed monochromatic card, Denise!! That little green bling is a perfect touch!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so pretty, Denise!!

Carolyn King said...

perfect...love the music stamp! Lovely!!!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card and the green bling is stunning.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW Denise...you can sure make grey sing!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful!! That bit of green is perfect with the gray for a Christmas feel!!
hugs, Jami