Sunday, November 2, 2008

SBS25 Challenge

The SBS25 Challenge for this week was to make a birthday card with only 2 embellishments, extra points to be awarded for using Really Rust, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black. This is my contribution.

The base card is Really Rust. I then layered a piece of the Really Rust print from the Apple Cider DSP with some Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon. The sentiment is stamped on Very Vanilla in Basic Black. All the images and sentiment are from the Bold Birthday set.

I stamped the bottom of the cupcake in Really Rust on Very Vanilla and cut it out. The icing was stamped in Versamark on the Very Vanilla and embossed clear. The candle was stamped using Summer Sun and Ruby Red. I then assembled the cake and candle on a piece of Old Olive textured cardstock (love the textured cardstock!). The whole was layered on Elegant Eggplant. I then used some Basic Black brads (my second embellishment) and adhered the image section to the base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I decided to add some more dimension, so I used Crystal Effects on the candle and flame.

It is my sister's 40th brithday on Friday and I am travelling down to Melbourne to attend her party. This will be her card. I hope she likes it.

I'm not sure how much I will be able to post this coming week as I will be in Darwin attending a training course. I am taking 4 Simply Sent kits with me so I have something to do in the hotel room at night (I couldn't possibly go a whole week without stamping!). Simply Sent kits are fabulous for the truly addicted stamper (me!) when we go away. They are also a great beginners kit as they include everything needed to make 10 or 12 complete cards (except scissors) - stamp set, ink, adhesives, cardstock and envelopes - including instructions! I love them.

Hopefully I'll check in during the week. Have a great week.


Valems said...

Beautiful card, Sharon. Have a great time with your sister.
Hugs Vanja

Deby said...

This is gorgeous! Have fun this weekend!!!

Debby said...

Love your cupcake you did a wonderful job. Love the accents touch. Your layouts are great too. I wouldn't change a thing. Have a fun and safe trip to Darwin.

Janet said...

great job on your card! I love it:) I have entered you twice in the draw!! thanks for playing:)

Viv's Visuals said...

Another great card! Hope you had a good time partying!

Nerine .P. said...

Great card Sharon, have fun in Darwin and Melbourne.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card, Sharon. I am sure your sister will love it. I love the way you added the sentiment over the ribbon. Have fun in Melbourne!

Fee said...

You're lucky I didn't pop by here before you came down for the party!! I loved the card - thanks for coming all that way for the races.