Thursday, January 22, 2015

Live Your Dreams

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Vicky Gould our challenge hostess for January continues to bring us fun challenges.

Vicky has challenges us this week to use a silhouette stamp ... any kind ... your choice. We also had to include a sentiment on the front.

Late last year I purchased a stamping magazine which included a freebie stamp set from IndigoBlu and it was perfect for this challenge and as it was sitting on my desk waiting to be inked :)

For the front of my card I stamped the girl onto white card using black ink and layered that onto black card. I added a sentiment in the lower right hand corner. I also added a background to the folded white card.

The hardest part of this challenge was trying to figure out how to use this stamp set and still do something Pop It Up related which I normally like to do. Then I remembered that I could turn a few of the pop up dies on their side. And with the Lorna Label Pop Up Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Designs you can even make this a double pop up by placing the die on the fold when it is folded (on the outside) rather than when it is opened. 

I then decorated the card with a few more of the stamps from the set and added a couple of sentiments from my stash.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Juliet/Free Set from Magazine - IndigoBlu; Dream Quotes - Paper Pretties; Background - Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White; Black
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

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  1. Wow, that's one flip card with a huge amount of encouragement. It is absolutely beautiful, Frances!

  2. this set looks so great in black and white, I have this set also and very nearly used it, thanks for creating a card I may have to case.

  3. Gorgeous silhouettes and stunning pop up design, Frances! What an exquisite card!

  4. What a masterpiece in black and white! The sentiment is beautiful as well and all the silhouettes are gorgeous.

  5. Wow this is beautiful and so eye appealing Love it now need those stamps. TFS

  6. Wow this is beautiful and so eye appealing Love it now need those stamps. TFS

  7. I like all the different phrases you used on the inside of this very pretty card.

  8. What a fab image this is for your ultra elegant card!!

  9. Both the inside and the outside are wonderful! I love that image on the front - and your silhouetted wildflowers inside. What a great collection of sentiments that go so perfectly with the feel of this.

  10. I love the simplicity and elegance of the black and white. The double Lorna label has become one of my fav card styles.

  11. Fabulous! Love your double Lorna and the way you used those stamps is perfect.

  12. this is one of my fav 'evah' of your flip cards......full of drama with the black and white....gorgeous

  13. I bought that magazine too! I have been waiting for something to do with that didn't involve flitterglu or mega flakes which is hard to get in the states.
    I love what you did with the set! Did you have to prep that Juliet stamp before using it?


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