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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Swirlin' with the CCEE Stampers

Gee, another week has gone by so fast!  I have been busy, busy, busy stampin' my little heart out for an upcoming Rubbernecker release, and I can't wait to show you what I've designed with the new stamps and for you to see what the Rubbernecker design team, as a whole has done.  Stay tuned around mid-March because I think you are going to love the new stamps!

In the meantime, we have a new CCEE Stampers' challenge hostess for the month of March, and it's none other than my uber talented friend, Joanne Grzelak (aka JoJot).   JoJo tells us that the winds of March are on their way. So this week, the challenge for the team and YOU is to use SWIRLS on your card/project. It could be in the image, the designer paper, embossing, embellishments....just include swirls in some way.  Here's where I went with my design.





Although I seem to have a lot of designer paper, sometimes I don't find just the right one I'm looking for when I'm creating.  Therefore, I'll often think about a technique that I can use to create my own designer paper.  I love trying various techniques, and for this card, I used the baby wipe technique for the top background panel.  I folded the baby wipe three times and then dropped reinkers onto it.  I used Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, and Rose Red reinkers today and dabbed the wipe onto a piece of glossy cardstock.  Afterward, I ran that piece of cardstock through my Big Shot using the Divine Swirls embossing folder.  I like how that technique turned out, so I also used it for my cupcake frosting.  Can you see the large embossed polkadots on the pretty American Crafts designer paper on the bottom?  I love polkadots, and I think they are especially fun for a birthday card.

My good friend, Lynn, is hostessing a stamping get together this Saturday.  There are five of us, each of whom is responsible for creating a design and providing the supplies for each of us to recreate each others' designs.  This is the design I'm taking, and I hope the others like it.

Please stop by our CCEE Stampers blog and check out all the fabulous designs my friends Shirley, Tosha, Cindy, Frances, and Joanne came up with.  We'd also love it if you'd play along with us!

Stamps:  Create a Cupcake
Cardstock:  Regal Rose, White, Glossy White, Basic Gray, American Crafts dp
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Basic Gray
Accessories:  ribbons, corner rounder, large polkadots embossing folder, swirls embossing folder, reinkers, baby wipe, cupcake punch, dimensionals, modern label punch


13 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is gorgeous! (as always). your baby wipes technique is just perfect for that and it looks gorgeous.

hope you are well. sooooooo good to see you.

hugs :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

Charlene....this is fabulous...and I just love looking forward to your technique work.....fab bkgd.....

And....how come you didn't invite me to come play on Saturday...picture me with a jealous pout on my face

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so pretty. I like your baby wipe technique. So perfect for this card.

Cindy Haffner said...

So PRETTY my Friend!!

Cook22 said...

Your baby wipe background is fabulous, especially for the frosting. You can be quite sure that the rest of them will enjoy making this at the weekend.
p.s. - those little white flowers were snowdrops. They come in hundreds of varieties with the tiniest differences, but some people specialise in them and can tell them apart. A bit like us and stamp manufacturers, LOL.

Charlene said...

Your DP is adorable, Charlene. Great job! Love your cupcake, too!!

StampOwl said...

love it Charlene

Traci M said...

This is so cute, love your swirl background with the polka dot embossing...and your cupcake is too sweet!! I almost wish I had more birthdays to justify that purchase...such a fun looking punch!
Hope you're doing well, friend!

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhhhh, COOL challenge and I LOVE what you've done with it. The colors are amazing!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, Charlene, with handmade background paper like yours, who needs to buy patterned paper! Great job on the technique. Super fun, happy card!

Dawn B. said...

Good for you for trying different techniques.. I like to do this when I get in a rut..Which is quite often.. Love the colors you chose on this card.. Great technique too.. Adds so much dimension to your card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! Love the cupcake and the textures. The baby wipe technique worked so well! :o)

c said...

Well doesn't this card just make me want to have a cup cake or ice cream cone right now. Lovely card.