The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stampin' B's Challenge: Inspired by a Song

It's Thursday, and the Stampin' B's DT has another challenge for you. This week NancyRuth is our challenge hostess, and she is challenging us to be inspired by a song title. Be sure to include the song title in your description!!
I was inspired by the song "Lollipop" by the Chordettes. Now I can't get it out of my head! I used this adorable lollipop image and coordinating sentiment from Unity's Total Cuteness kit to make a super-sweet Valentine easel card, my very first easel card! I colored the lollipop with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I added lots of machine stitching and distressing to make this funky and fun. The DP is from a pack of shaped 5 x 7 Valentine papers that I got on clearance at Target after Valentine's day last year. Because the 5 x 7 size was too big for my card, I trimmed off the shaped edges and used those to make my design more interesting.

I found it difficult to capture all the different aspects of my card in a single photograph, so here are a few more to give you a better view. Can you see the Glossy Accents I added to the lollipop to make it sugary and shiny just like the real thing?


Here are the challenges that I played while making this card:
I hope you've been inspired to play along with the Stampin' B's!! If you do make a card, post it on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my little slice of bliss for today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Unity Total Cuteness
Paper:PTI kraft CS, DCWV textured card stock, The Paper Company white CS,
DP from the Target Dollar Spot
Ink: Palette violette, Palette l'amore red
Accessories: SU scallop trim border punch, SU large oval punch, SU scallop oval punch, EK chain of hearts punch, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, paper blending stumps, Glossy Accents, scissors, sewing machine, emery board for distressing, dimensionals, heart brad, purple brad
Techniques: machine stitching, distressing, easel card, Gamsol Magic

23 comments:

Anita said...

Emily, this is so SWEET! I love that lollipop with the glossy accents. The colors are gorgeous and the stitching looks so pretty.

Lois said...

Cute, cute card, Emily! And, of course, now I'll be singing that song all day!!! That lollipop looks great with the Glossy Accents on it.

Linda R. said...

Ahhh, What a cute card.. Love how you made it an esael card.. What a fun challenge. I love that song. Now it's going to be stuck in my head all day! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Hugs, Linda

lynn said...

emily, this is so creative in every way! love the song, colors, the glossy accents, and that you tried an easel card! thanks for joining all things unity:)

Donna said...

Amazing card and a fab take on our food themed challenge...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the beautiful color combo...regal and rich.....fab inspiration in the lollipop....fun creation

Dawn B. said...

Now you are going to have me singing that song all day..LOL... this is such a pretty card. I love these two colors together. My daughters did a talent show dance to that song in Jr High and I heard it over and over again. Brings back great memories.. Happy shoveling. I am so ready for spring and we don't even have snow..

Jackie said...

Very cute card and love those colors together! Thanks for playing with EIC this week!!!!

Nanny's Room said...

Emily your work is always great! Great take on the inispirational colors from the purple coyote - right on!

Crystal said...

Great card, love your glossy accents on the lollipop, it makes it look good enough to eat! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch & Paper Sundaes :)

maryr917 said...

this is a great easel card-and your first one-I love creating soemthing for the first time and when it turns our awesome its even better-thnaks for all the close-ups of your project I never think to do that

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a lovely card ! Love the colours and I am singing the song now ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Ros said...

Another lovely card ... thanks again from CCCB

de said...

Gorgeous color inspiration!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

sgc said...

I'm singing along as I I writing! Wonderful colors. Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge this week.

Benzi said...

What a perfect song for this card. I found the
B's challenge to be so much fun and bet you did, too. I really like the distressing on this fun card....and the glossy accents look super on the lollipop. Good job!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is fabulous, Em! Love your lollipop card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely color combo, and I love those stitching too, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card. I just love how you combined all the challenges in card. Very creative. Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATU!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for Distressed/Circle Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Cheryl Nelson said...

very sweet and pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB!

Shana said...

What a bright colour combination! You have a fabulous sense of style! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Emily! This is super sweet! LOVE that stamp--and I love how you combined challenges! FAB! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at All Things Unity:}