Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blog Candy Winner and Guest Designer!

About four weeks ago, I was a lucky winner of some blog candy from Clear and Simple Stamps. I won a set of stamps through Beth’s Blog – Never Too Old to Color. The set I won is called Glamour Darling. I also get to be a Guest Designer for Clear and Simple Stamps this month!

So, here is the card I made with this set. I stamped the image on a piece of Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select white cardstock, and again on a patterned piece from a Sizzix matstack. I cut the dresses out of the patterned paper. The belt is pieced with gold. I colored her face and hair with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The “brads” on her belt and the upper right of the card are from the beading department of Michael’s and are called “studs.” I traced the mirror on to a piece of acetate and cut it out and glued it on to the image. I mounted the image on gold shimmery paper and then covered the card front with Sizzix paper to match her dress. The sentiment is from the same set. I cut and embossed it with a Petite Oval Nestability. The matting is cut with a Scalloped Petite Oval Nestability and mounted on Pop Dots.

The first Tuesday of each month, Clear and Simple Stamps has a challenge. Here is the info for this month’s challenge:

Spring Fever

"Are you ready for Spring? It's time for another Take The Challenge Tuesday with Clear & Simple Stamps. This month's challenge is called "Spring Fever". Get out your spring patterned paper and let's get paper piecing. The challenge this month is to make a Spring creation using the paper piecing technique."

(In my own defense – I already had this card done and sent to them before the challenge was announced, so that’s why my paper-piecing is not a “Spring” pattern.:) )
I also get to show you a “Sneak Peak” of some of their new sets – how cool is that??
Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Beth M said...

Love your card! The papers and colors are just beautiful! And congrats on being a guest designer too!

Linda Woodward said...

Very Cute card. Congratulations on winning blog candy and also for getting to be a guest designer for Clear and Simple. I will be looking forward to seeing your cards.

bonnie32002 said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you.

And it is a wonderful design. I've never tried the mirror image. You've done a great job on it!

Anne said...

Great card, Lynette!

Love your accessories touch!

-A. :)

Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

Great card!! And big CONGRATS to you for winning and being GDT!! That is wonderful!!!
I love the mirrored image!! Way cool!
Your grandson is so handsome! What a nice pic of him and gramma!!
I will keep your dad in my thoughts and prayers.