Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Suspenseful Challenge.........

There is a new challenge at Sweet Stamps Challenge we are focusing on Techniques on the 15th of each month- and our first technique challenge is to make a Suspension Card.aka Floating Spinner card (Technique Junkies 4/06).
 The image is stamped (twice- once for each side of the center medallion) on Neehah cardstock with Tuxedo Memento Black ink. (The image and die cut on the reverse side are exactly the same as the front side).  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I die cut the image with the (Nellie Snellen) Multi Frame Circle Die. Instead of having a tight cut, I decided to cut out a larger frame, so used the (MariAnne Designs) Pointy Circle Frame & Flower Die.
  I stitched a piece of Gold cardstock to blue Coordinations cardstock for the card front panel. It was embossed using the Damask folder. Next, I took the blue portion of the panel and cut it apart and used it to embellish the 4 corners of the card. I added rhinestones- and used the YR23 Copic Marker to make them Gold. I added Yellow Stickles around the border.
 A side view:

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Image -Stained Glass Madonna and Child HERE
Sentiment HERE
Shades Die Ink (sentiment) HERE Nassau Blue
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink  HERE
Nellie Snellen- Multi Frame Circle Die set HERE
Marianne Designs -Pointy Circle Frame and Flower Die HERE
Damask Embossing Folder HERE
Coordinations Cardstock- Quicksand (Sandy Tans) and Lake (Brilliant Blues) HERE
Double Line Tape HERE
Stickles-Yellow- HERE
Copic Markers HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Make it Monday- Anything Goes
365 Cards- Day 253-Thrift Thursday- Used Hoarded CS from Paper Temptress(don't tell the owner...I'll get scolded : ) and the Rhinestones-super deal!
Anything Goes- Stitching
Craft-Room Challenge- Punches and Die cuts
Holly Jolly Christmas- Inspired by a Song: What Child is This......
Twist of Faith- Religious Christmas
Creative Craft Challenges- Bingo- Blue/Stamp/Emboss
Crafty Cardmakers- Use more than one die
Pink Elephant- Monday- punches/die cuts

Thanks for stopping by!


Penny said...

Shelly, you can come and cook for me anytime! ;^)
Hey, this is a gorgeous creation! Love that suspended image! Also love the die cuts, the colors, the embossing, and the bling! :^)
Hugs, Penny

kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly this is really sweet and very well done. :-)

Christine L said...

Beautiful card with stunning image.

Thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes.. hope to see you again soon!

Christine x

Unknown said...

What A great card you have made and the wonderful design.

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmaker this week


jimlynn said...

WOW! Shelly, this is beyond beautiful! So creative and just, well......WOW!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for joining us at CCM with this beautiful inspirational card , the image is inspirational and the die cuts are super.


Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is gorgeous and such a beautiful image too.

Terry said...

Love the blue and gold colors! The image almost has a stained glass feel! Beautiful card! Enjoy!

Donna said...

Such a gorgeous card. And this technique looks like fun! You did a beautiful job!

2amscrapper said...

sounds like an interesting challenge! Such a pretty card!

Darlene said...

WOW! This is just beautiful in every sense of the word Shelly! Love your choice of color & design! Thanks for inspiration!

trisha too said...

That is a beautiful card, Shelly!


Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Shelly I love how your used the Nativity image. It is so beautiful representing the season perfectly!! Very pretty! Love the shape and the photo corners!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW!! What a beautiful design!!! I LOVE IT! Love the opening and the shape that the image was stamped on! Perfect!!

Zoechaos said...

Great technique fantastic card, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Marjorie said...

Such a beautiful card hunnie... Thank you for sharing with us this week at "Make it Monday"...

Unknown said...

Wow agai such elegance!!!!! Love the beautiful image and your design!!!!! Simply Fabulous!!!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful image, Shelly, and I love how you used it for this awesome's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Stef H said...

wow shell! this is gorgeous! look very, very hard too!

happy thanksgiving!

hugs :)

Judy McKay said...

Sweet card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

Laine Kammeraad said...

Wow Shelly your card is gorgeous. Love the colors and design as well as the image. Simply beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Twist of Faith this week and we hope you will join us again next week.

Hugs and smiles

DT Twist of Faith

CarlaKH said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous! Love the image and the design is fabulous!

Alissa said...

You've outdone yourself this time, Shelly!

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Shelly! Love the stained glass look of the image.

Debi said...

shelly, this is so beautiful and clever, altogether very christmasy, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, debi x

Pauline said...

A beautiful creation Shelly! Thanks for sharing with us at Twist of Faith Cards!

Safdar Ali said...

Lovely card. So stunning design. I like the colors and that image is so cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our ‘More than 1 punch or Die-Cut Challenge’
Fiona x

Sharon said...

Lovely card Shelly, fab use of those die cuts for the corners. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Sharon x

Sandy Fredrick said...

WOW, WOW and WOW!! What a beautiful design. I love the added stitching and pearls and the embossed background. Awesome!!