Monday, July 13, 2009

Take it to The Next Level...

No matter how difficult life can be the most important thing is to live it with hope.--AnonymousI am so happy to announce that Hope Stamps Eternal is sponsoring this week's challenge at The Next Level...if you haven't been to this site you MUST, not only do they have weekly challenges that really take your creations to the...wait for it....Next level, they also post tips, techniques, freebies, etc all week long! Participate in this week's challenge for a chance to win a $25 Store credit at Hope Stamps Eternal!This week's Challenge is a sketch, but there is also that Next Level part, right? Well, this week there is a tutorial available on how to make a Gorgeous 3D Rose and they would like you to include some kind of 3D element in your image. If, like me you don't have a great rose image to try out the tutorial any 3D technique will work. I went with Paper Tole.
I stamped the image 3 times, colored the main image and cut it out with my Nesties, then colored portions of the other 2 images, cut them out and popped them up using foam Adhesive Dots. This description makes it sound like it was quick and easy, but WOW, it took me Forever!!! :)

The main image is from Rain Snow Shine by The Greeting farm, both sentiments are by H&M Stamps and the star on the inside is from Best Mates (also The Greeting Farm) I added Snowflake stickers by Jolee's and K & Co. and Jewels to really bling it up...as well as my normal Stardust Stickles overload. :) This card also works for the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge on TGF blog (Bling, 2 TGF stamps and a Punch)
For the inside I just added more of the flocked vellum and stamped a sentiment and star, then stuck on another snowflake sticker.


Here is a close up to see the dimension...
Supplies:
Stamps: Rain Snow Shine, Best Mates (The Greeting Farm,) Sentiments (H&M Stamps)
Paper: Bazzil Purples, Flocked Vellum (Making Memories,) White (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento,) Copic Markers, Purple Metallic Chalk Ink
Misc: Snowflake Stickers, Stardust Stickles, Jewel Stickers, Stitched Ribbon, Nestibilities, Slot Punch, Adhesive Dots


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget, you have 2 chances to when great prizes from Hope Stamps Eternal, participate in The Next Level challenge and this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

19 comments:

  1. Oh woooowww, gorgeous! Love this in purple! Lovely 3D effect!

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  2. Fab card Rach! i love the pretty purples and the 3-D dimension looks great! Your coloring rocks too! TFS!

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  3. This is SO pretty!! Your main image looks fantastic and those snowflakes are the perfect finishing touch!

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  4. So gorgeous!! Love the colors and the design!! :)

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  5. WOW Rachel! This is really beautiful! I love the purples for a X-mas card. The coloring and layering are perfecct! Great job!

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  6. Your description definitely didn't make it sound easy and after last weekend I can only imagine how much time it took to make it! I LOVE the purple and I'm not surprised you went with Winter ;-)

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  7. Beautiful card!

    Saskia :)

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  8. WOW!! This is just stunning! You did an awesome job with all those layers and I love all the sparkle!

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  9. Oooh...gorgeous card! Love your colour theme and snowflake stickers too!

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  10. THUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW

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  11. Now i can see why this took time to make! It's just simply GORGEOUS!!!
    Everything is perfect on this card. Should be framed!

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  12. Wow beautiful card stunning colouring and detail
    Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
    The Next Level.
    Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

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  13. This is gorgeous Rachel! x

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  14. One of the most beautiful cards ever! You rocked this weeks challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week...Abby:)

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  15. Gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

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  16. RACHEL!!! absolutely fantabulous!!!!! love the purple!

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  17. Oh wow just love this card what gorgeous colouring and colour combo Ms Anya looks beautiful
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  18. wow!!! this is beautiful!

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