Saturday, January 3, 2009

Roses in Winter - Spellbinders Style! & BLOG FRENZY!

One of my favorite old stamp sets from SU is "Roses in Winter." Funny thing is, I didn't initially like it, 'cause it looked like a "grandma" set to me! It was another case of "the more you see it, the more you like it!" Anyway, I digress . . .

Fast forward to now. Yesterday on SCS the limited supply challenge (LSC201) was to make a card using "my favorite things." Well, this card was created using the Rose Blossom diecut from Spellbinders. I totally love that baby!! When you do the reverse stenciling/embossing technique, you can get absolutely stunning results!! Here is a link to a tutorial I did clear back last May. You can see how to do this technique (super duper easy) by clicking on it:

Reverse Stenciling Technique

A few of my other "faves" included on this card include embossing glitter (who doesn't love bling?), my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and this wonderful sentiment from Stamp Oasis. AND pop-up glue dots! I use so many of those babies I should buy stock in the company!! Oh! And Purely Pomegranate cardstock from SU. I was very sad indeed when that color retired. Good thing I stocked up!! And of course, my Nestabilities dies! They are definitely a "must have"!!

Also, y'all need to check out out the Spellbinders Pre-CHA blog frenzy starting on Monday, January 5 (that's only two days away!!). There will be LOTS of chances to win FREE dies!! Check out the frenzy schedule to the right for links to all of the sneak peeks!!

Beginning Monday, January 5th and continuing through January 20th, a different Spellbinders’ Designer will preview at least one of more than two dozen new die templates set to debut at Winter CHA. These exclusive sneak peeks will be available ONLY through Spellbinders’ Designers’ Blogs!

In addition to getting the first look at these new die templates, you’ll find innovative project ideas and can sign up during specified times for a chance to win daily prizes, as well as become eligible to win the Grand Prize … a complete set of all new release die templates valued at more than $600! Wahoooo!! Who doesn't LOVE free????

Stamps: Word Collection from Stamp Oasis
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Silver Encore
Accessories: CTMH Silver Embossing Glitter, silver ribbon, silver cord, Spellbinders Rose Blossom (S4044), Classic Large and Small Oval Nestabiities (S4110 and S4112), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, horizontal slot punch, pop-up glue dots


sharon f. said...

Wow.. there's a lot of work in this card! It's beautiful! Just found your blog through spellbinders and looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

Sue said...

I spent the last hour reading your stuff!I found the link through I have to go get dressed and eat sidetracked LOL!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful always, I'm impressed with your artistic ability!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Wow Wendy! This is absolutely beautiful! I love all the detail you put into this card! It's fantastic!