Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yippee! I made it!

So a few weeks ago, I made a last minute decision to try out for the FireCracker Designs by Pamela design team. I didn't try out the first time they posted because I didn't have any of their stamps yet. I did make a note to buy them before the tryouts next year. Then FireCracker Designs posted the call again and I decided to go for it. I stayed up til 4:00 AM stamping my entries! My effort paid off and I've made the team! Yippee! You can see the official announcement here.

This was one of my entries. It was inspired by the print that hangs above my computer. I knew I should have written down all the stamps and supplies I used the night I made this so let me try to figure out what I did:

Green panel - Stamped swirls from Innovative Stamp Creations in Chocolate Chip ink with Virsamark onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Embossed. Sponged Old Olive ink almost to the center of the panel. Sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges.

Red panel - Stamped text from Innovative Stamp Creations in just Virsamark onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Embossed. Sponged Riding Hood Red almost to the center of the panel. Sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges.

Brown panel - Randomly stamped marble texture from Stampendous Marble Texture Cube with Chocolate Chip onto Creamy Caramel Cardstock. Sponged edges with Chocolate Chip. Needed more so I dragged the Chocolate Chip pad across the edges of the panel. I needed a flower stem but didn't have one so....I used the lamp base from my Hanna Stamps Bookworm set. It's a clear stamp set so I was able to curve it onto my block before stamping. I colored it, cut it out, and pieced it onto the panel. The flower from Papertrey Ink was colored with Copics, cut out and glued into place.

The three panels were then mounted onto Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Michelle B.
"Queen of the Scene"


TesaB said...

This is one stunning card! LOVE all the stamps and techniques used, and wow, the colors! Congrats on making the team! It will be so much fun working with you.

tooznie said...

Very pretty! Congrats on making the team, I can see why they picked this card, it just glows.

Peggy said...

Congats Michelle!! Your card is Fabulous!!

Carrie said...

Congrats Michelle! I'm so happy for you! Your cards are amazing!! Hugs!

Sue from Oregon said...


Lisa Foster said...

Congrats Michelle!!! Lucky them to have you!
WOW! This card is gorgeous! Definitely a jaw-dropper! Your talent always blows me away!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS said...

Hi Michelle,
Congratulations on making the Design Team - I'm really happy for you. This card is amazing (as are all your cards) and very elegant too.
Best wishes to you :-)

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

BTW...Your card is so super cute!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

BIG Congrats girlie!!! So happy for you and they are so lucky to have you!!

Libby Hickson said...

Congrats Michelle, it's so wonderful to have you on the FCD team! This card is gorgeous - I loved it during the "voting". :-) I am loving everything on your blog!!