Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Challenges - Happy Moments

stampin up, 2 step bird punch, stampin addicts, color challengeAt the Stampin' Addicts website, there are daily Stampin' Challenges where I like to get Stampin' Inspiration and ideas. These two cards are from the SA Color Challenge 44 last week - Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Taken with Teal. I used my new Stampin' Up! 2 Step Bird Punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog for one card and the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration exclusive Happy Moments stamp set for the other.

The 2 Step Bird Punch punches out three pieces - the leafy branch, the bird body and the bird wing. I used some of the Sweet Pea Paper Stack for the background of this card. Then I punched my bird from Taken with Teal cardstock and sponged the edges of all the pieces. The wing is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. The branch is punched from Old Olive cardstock. I added a little sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes to the bottom of the main panel. I love that stamp set - it has a sentiment for nearly any occasion!

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Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Pea Paper Stack
Ink: Taken with Teal
Accessories: 2 Step Bird Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

This card uses the same Color Combination and also the Sketch Challenge 43 from Stampin' Addicts. I ran the Chocolate Chip cardstock through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions Folder to create that background panel. Then I stamped two of the birthday images from Happy Moments stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I colored these with markers and matted them on Old Olive and Taken with Teal cardstock. These are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamps: Happy Moments, Birthday Bliss
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Assorted Markers
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches

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