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Monday, August 31, 2009

Team Challenge

UPDATE: This card got selected for the Stamper's Showcase! Thank you so much!

At our Stampin Up Team Meetings - we have challenges for our monthly swaps. For the August Meeting, the challenge was to use the sketch for the current Stamping 411 Challenge.


Everyone puts their cards on a table and we vote on the favorite card for the swap. I don't know if I've ever even gotten a vote... but this time... my card won! I was shocked and excited and so thankful that others liked it enough to vote for it! Thanks guys!

Ok, so... without making you wait any longer..... Here's my card:


I started with Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango and Basic Black card stock. After adding texture and tearing the strips, I inked the Dusty Durango with the same ink color and that's ok, but I wanted even more umph on the textured Bermuda Bay piece. Notice how the paper seems to change color as it nears the edge? That's the effect of the Certainly Celery I used to ink the edges.

The star is from the Fun and Fast Notes stamp set. It was one of the sets I selected with my demo kit. What? Oh yes, you can customize your kit. Isn't that cool? Anyway... It's stamped onto Whisper White in Dusty Durango and then cut out and inked. The colored stars are stamped in black and colored in with markers. Finally, the star in front has Crystal Effect over the yellow and white. It's got texture and shine and really enhances the colors.

Last but not least, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the phrase from the Wings of Friendship stamp set... oh yeah then a little piercing.

12 comments:

  1. Oh how exciting! Congratulations! That's so much fun! Thanks for playing along.. This card is gorgeous, i'd love to see your team members cards also!

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  2. Tee, You know I love this card...you just know it right? Love the color, the sketcha nd the depth and dimesion. It's awesome. Thanks for posting it for everyone else to enjoy as well.

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  3. Super cute card, Tee! The stars are YOU, girl!! Way to go and congrats on being voted Top Dog! (i mean top card! hee hee!)
    Kay

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  4. You are right Kay, the stars are wonky and bright. Pretty much my personality! LOL

    Tee

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  5. Congratulations and great card!

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  6. Congrats Tee, it is well deserved. The card is just gorgeous ! :)

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  7. Wow!! I can see why this card won. It is truly gorgeous!!!

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  8. What a stunning card!! Love those stars!!! Thanks for playing along this week too!!

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  9. This is great...the stars clustered in the center are look perfect there! Thanks for playing!

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  10. wow -- those stars really pop! Fabulous job!!!thanks for playing along with the challenge this week! Blessings, gretchen

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  11. WTG Tee! Your card was featured as a stampers showcase card on the 411 blog this week too! How much fun!!

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  12. Congratulations!- on both counts!! It IS a fab card! Well done!

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