Friday, April 8, 2011

Stampin' Celebration #47

 Here's the inspiration challenge for this week.  I love these fun images!  It was really hard to decide which way to go on this one, so I decided to concentrate on the party cup.  Isn't it adorable?  I love the little elephants and the polka dots.  And once I got a close look at that striped paper ... eureka!  That's almost exactly like the SAB DP from a couple of years ago!  So, this is what I came up with for it...
I pulled the elephants and the striped paper from it.  I also decided to duplicate that cute polka dot pattern.  I ran my Bashful Blue cardstock through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot texture plate so that I could use those polka dots as a template for where to glue the dots on.  I punched out the circles with my Itty Bitty Punches circle punch and glued them on with Tombow.  The elephants are the Baby Steps single stamp with the Congratulations word blocked out.  It's stamped with Certainly Celery, ears are colored in with So Saffron, and the eyes were colored with Early Espresso.  The image was covered in VersaMark and the embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  (This technique is called Dazzling Diamonds Dust.)  I love how sparkly it is!  The hearts are from the Heart to Heart and 2-Step Owl punches.  The string on the greeting is a new item in the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog.  Ooooo, I really love this stuff!  It's the Early Espresso Baker's Twine.  Isn't it fun?! 
So what can you make from this Inspiration piece?  I'd love to see it!
Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station.
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  1. Julie, this is so awesome!!!
    Miss you!

  2. Julie this is just too cute!! I love all the stripes and polka dots. I can not believe how perfectly you copied the cup!! And yes... you can enter as many times as you would like! :) Thanks for playing with us at the SCIC!!

  3. Oh wow - this is delightful!!! I love it all - the embossing, the polka dots, the twine.... so adorable! Thanks for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

  4. Julie, this little elephant card is amazing!! You have inspired me with your colors, layout, and combination of techniques :)
    As a Designer for UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! you have been challenged to make a NEW crafty friend and I would like you to be THAT friend! Please email me back and let me know if you will accept a gift pass to the next Ustamp event, Classes, Clubs, and Camps!

  5. This is adorable! I love how you used the cup as your inspiration and then re-created it on a card. :-) So fun. Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

  6. Very cute! Love the sparkle and the polka dot background you created! Thanks for playing with us this week!