Friday, June 5, 2009

Something Old, Something New...

I just wanted to share my first card with you all as part of the Stamp Something Design Team! It's the first time I've been on a DT and I have to say I was pretty chuffed when Erin and Denise over at the Stamp Something Challenge asked me to be part of their team, so I hope I haven't disappointed them with my first offering! The challenge this week is sponsored by My Grafico, and the theme is "Something Old, Something New..."


We were given a set of rather funky digital images all wedding themed, and were asked to make a card. I have to admit I had quite a lot of technical problems, I am not the world's greatest when it comes to the technical side of computers! Once that was all sorted, I went for the wedding cake image, which caught my eye from the start! Here's how I went about making the card...

After printing out the cake image, I used my Promarkers (Blossom & Cool Grey 2) to highlight areas of colour on the cake and cake stand. I added some colour co-ordinating gems to the stand to give it a bit of wedding bling! I used my rectangle Nesties to cut out and frame the cake image. Behind the image I used the Swirl embossing folder on my Cuttlebug to emboss the white card, and mounted the layers using 3D foam so they stand proud of the card. The ribbon and pearls were added to give it an extra wedding feel. The background paper is printed from a Pink Petticoat CD, Doodlicious I think. Voila!

Just pop over to the Stamp Something blog to check out the challenge and all the other fab DT cards. Hope you'll be able to play along with us this week! Happy Stamping :)

8 comments:

Vicki said...

OMG Shelly this is absolutely stunning, no wonder you were chosen to be on the DT. I hope your enjoying yourself so far.

Shelly I received your lovely surprise RAK today, oh luvly you really didn't have to do that, but gosh was it a wonderful surprise and thank you so very, very much, I love all those images and shall put them to good use. Glad the images I sent you were ok. Thanks again luvly, have a great weekend (((hugs)) xx vicki xx

Liz said...

lovely card really nice

liz x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the cake image and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Congrats on your DT position.
Lyndsey xx

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous card Shelly. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Good luck with your DT position. Hugs, Denise x

Sue said...

Hi Shelly, just found your fabby little blog and have become a follower, you have some fab cards, love this little card, congrats to you on your DT post, I love France, whats it like living there? Happy crafting to you Sue xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card Shelly, love the image choice and the beautiful layout. Fabulous details too! Looking forward to working with you. :)

Katie Renz said...

Love the card. It was definitely worth all the time for sure. The little details are incredible.

ella bella said...

wow Shelly this is just stunning love the colours and layout. really beautiful work
Tracy x