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

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stampin' B's Piercing Challenge

Hi, all!! It's Thursday, and that means another challenge from the Stampin' B's DT. This week Vicki Dutcher is challenging us to use piercing on our cards. How fun!! I think that piercing is such an easy way to add subtle design and texture to paper projects.

I am hosting the September Gallery Comment Contest over on Splitcoast Stampers this month. At the end of the month, I'll be awarding prizes and mailing them out to randomly drawn contestants. And, of course, I'll need enclosure cards to send along with the prizes!! So, I'm getting a start on my stash of tiny cards. I bought a couple of packs of studio g mini cards and envelopes at A.C. Moore recently during a Midnight Madness sale. They were already die cut; all I had to do was decorate them! I loved the scalloped edge on these green mini cards and thought the scallops would be perfect for piercing. I think I was right!!

I had such fun finding just the right images to feature in the circle windows of these cards. My Button Bits sets from PapertreyInk were perfect! The flower was inked in Versamark and daubed with Cameo Coral chalk. The strip of striped DP is paper pleated. Both sentiments come from Mark's Finest Papers stamp sets.
Challenges for this project:
  • Stampin' B's DT Challenge 76, piercing,
  • Tuesday Taggers, It takes all sorts,
  • Flourishes Timeless Tuesday FTTC85, celebration cards (if a congrats card for winning a prize isn't a celebration card, I don't know what is!!),
  • Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #18, paper pleating,
  • A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 122, anything goes.
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 for dropping by to check out my little slice of bliss today!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: PTI Everyday Button Bits (apple), PTI Blooming Button Bits (flower), MFP Tweet Blessings (sentiment), MFP Regal & Proud (sentiment)
Paper: studio g mini cards & envelopes, SU DP scrap, SU rose red CS
Ink: Marvy LePlume II brown marker, SU certainly celery, Versamark
Accessories: SU word window punch, SU modern label punch, piercing tool, Stampin' Pastels, sponge dauber, buttons, scoring tool (for paper pleats), dimensionals, alphabet spiral clip
Techniques: piercing, Poppin' Pastels


Anita said...

Emily, these are so cute. I just love the buttons for embellishments.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Love how you used the buttons as the center of different sweet

on another note...thanks so much for that award...I am a bit frazzled right now, but I am hoping to create a post for that which will post while I am up in be on the lookout!!

thanks for thinking of me....

Anonymous said...

very cute! i love tiny cards.

Benzi said...

Just adorable, Emzi. I am looking forward to receiving one of those. LOL How lucky could I be? Love your pleats and the Button Bits are adorable. Wonderful piercing around the cards, too.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous!! I so love your colors, your button apple, and your piecing. So creative!

Mona Pendleton said...

Cuuute card Emily! Love the button apple!

Joanne Travis said...

SO pretty and I love that spiral clip.

Dee Jackson said...

Very cute! I really like the spiral clip and apple button. Thanks for playing in the FTTC this week

Dawn B. said...

These are so cute.. I love the design.. I need to go outside my usual.. I did not even know they had this contest.. I live under a rock.. Great job.

Davi said...

Great job on the paper pleating!! Thanks for sharing your great creations with us here at Tuesday Throwdown.

Robin Feicht said...

Your button makes a sweet apple! What a creative way to add dimension

Lauren said...

This is adorable! I love that you created a flower and a flower with your buttons! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week!


Betty Wright said...

These are fantastic, Emily! Great designs and detailing! The piercing is terrific! I really like the punched out circle with button/cherry inset. Great look!

Kristy Smith said...

Hi Emily! These are so adorable! Those mini cards from Studio G are so so perfect! I've often bought them for quick, mass produced products as well!

I hope that you don't mind (and let me know if you do!) but I'm adding your blog to my "inspiring crafters" section on my blog! =)

Also, your bio says that you edit college math books?!?!?! I'm a high school math teacher, so I think that's just awesome! It's nice to see another math-friendly person in the creative world! =)

Carol Hurlock said...

These are just so cute Emily. I really like the button for the center of the apple and the flower and that paper clip with the "C" is really clever. Just darling.

Bear Hugs,

Sally H said...

Those are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

Unknown said...

These are so pretty! I wonder if you have heard of a new challenge blog, Papercraft Star yet? We'd love it if you considered entering some of your beautiful work in the challenges there and there is still time to sign up for a chance to win a gift certificate too!

Kim said...

Your card is so cute. I love the buttons. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Basslady said...

wow, a very cool and fabulous "piercing"-idea...GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo