Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #8 - Shopping Divas

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday :) Well, luckily the big snow storm that hit the east missed us (literally by just a few miles), but it sure is cold here. I'm so ready for warmer weather :)

Well, today is Tuesday, which means it's another challenge day over at Susana's store blog, Follow Your Heart. Our challenge this week was to use any of Susana's own stamps from her own stamp line, Susana Loves Stamps as a charm element on our card. I had so much fun with this project, I decided to do two cards :)



For my first card, I used this wonderful Rubber Romance stamp, Vivian as my main image. I inked her up with Memento Black Ink, stamped her onto PTI cardstock, and colored her in with copics. I paper pieced her purse, the shoe boxes, and her dress with paper from DCWV's new La Creme paper line (this paper is gorgeous and very elegant). All cardstock is SU (Basic Black and Very Vanilla) and all design paper is from the La Creme stack. I added a cream ribbon and then I used one of Susana's stamps, the High Heel as my charm accent. I stamped it onto Very Vanilla cardstock and used my SU 1 1/4 circle punch to punch it out. I placed it under the ribbon to look like a charm.



For my second card, I used Melanie as my main image. Again, all cardstock is SU (Basic Black and Very Vanilla) and my design paper is from DCWV's La Creme stack. I paper pieced her dress and shopping bags and colored her with copics. I added black rhinestones to the corners of the image, added a black ribbon, and used the high heel again as my charm element. What do you think?

I'd love to hear what you think of my cards. Make sure to check out the store blog, Follow Your Heart to see the amazing creations of Susana's DT. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

Hugs, Christine

18 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Look at you go...two cards, and each one is spectacular. Love the paper piecing, and what a great images for your shoe theme! Fantastic job.

Catherine said...

I *LOVE* your cards today, Christine! Both the ladies are soooo va-va-voom claaassy with their La Creme dresses! They are both beautiful!

Susan said...

Great cards and I love the paper! It's one of my new favorite stacks! Love the paper piecing! They both look so classy and rich. Let's be them!

Danni said...

Overachiever.....LOL!! I {heart} these cards so much!! If they need a home, my house would love them. LOL!
I'm so curious as to how you paper pieced these, it boggles my mind.
Gorgeous cards--simply elegant. LOVE them!!

Marcia said...

Both of those cards are Great! Love them!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulous cards Christine! Love all the paper piecing & ya know I adore that dp :o) Great job w/ the challenge!

hugz,
Suzanne

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulous cards Christine! Love all the paper piecing & ya know I adore that dp :o) Great job w/ the challenge!

hugz,
Suzanne

cats whiskers said...

Oh Sweetie so sorry you are so cold, we are expecting a cold snap here tomorrow, but nothing like you get. Well dear these two cards are stunning I love every detail about them, they so make me want to get these stamps
Hugs dear and try to keep warm
Jacqui xxx

Rach said...

fantastic cards Christine, very chic.xx

Annie said...

two fabby cards you made for ladies who love shoes! hugs, annie x

cadnileb said...

Oh love those stamps! YOu did a great job with the paper piecing! The dresses look yummy!

Susana M said...

I have to agree you ROCKED the paper piecing but I loveee how you coordinated that effect with your DP down to the shoe boxes!!! Super work :o)
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Lisa Graves said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the colors.

CraftyC said...

Great cards Christine, very elegent!
Clairex

Lyn S said...

Wow, both cards are just gorgeous! I love how elegant they look and the paper piecing is fabulous!

cardcrazy said...

Wow! Both cards are terrific!

Cathy said...

These are so sassy and smart looking!! Great color combo's and love the paper piecing!!

virginia said...

Wow such a nice card

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