Friday, April 10, 2009

You're Invited!

This week's Blogger's Challenge is to use a favorite technique. I must admit...I don't use a lot of different techniques when I stamp, but one that I've always loved is the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique. It's an easy way to add a lot of sparkle to a project.

My wonderful friend asked if I could make the invitations for her daughter's First Communion celebration. Of course I said, "Yes!" The biggest requirement was that the invitations had to be purple. I started off by being inspired by Julee's Mojo Monday sketch. I say inspired because I just couldn't make my pieces work in the same placement as the sketch, but a lot of the other elements are the same. I decided to go with Almost Amethyst, and then I used my Textile Embossing Folder in my 'Bug and I added some sheer ribbon from Michaels with a few American Crafts brads. To make the brads sparkle, I added a little bit of Star Dust Stickles. The main image is one that I've had for a few years. I was fortunate enough to pick it up at the local Dollar Store! I used the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique on the main image. I love the sparkle and then there is just enough sparkle from the ribbon and brads to balance everything off.

I'm anxious to see what techniques the Ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group have used. You can see their creations here. Hope you and your have a beautiful weekend! Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Thank you so much for stopping by here today...Toodles! :D

22 comments:

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

This looks great Kimberley, the purple works well with the shimmer.

:) Marcia P

Connie said...

Wonderful job...love that technique for some extra bling!

Margaret R said...

What a beautiful card with the shimmer and soft amethyst color!

Nicole Bailey said...

oh what a beautiful card....I love the white and purple...it's so subtle and warm. :O)
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

Nikki Bond said...

Love love love the sparkle and shimmer! Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Connie Paxman said...

Dazzling Dust one of my fav's also...
Love this stamp and the Embossing.
connie paxman

Barb Hardeman said...

The soft purple color and the sparkle of the Dazzling Dust is just perfection.

Ida P. Krause said...

Simply Divine. Love all the sparkle. Very elegant.

Lisa Bohler said...

This is a beautiful card! So much shimmer and that texture is GORGEOUS as a background!

Carla said...

This is exquisite!! Love the sparkle, and AA is one of my all time favorite colors!!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Gorgeous! I love the Diamond Dust technique and it's perfect for this image. Great invite for First Communion!

Barbara said...

Another purple beauty!! This card is just stunning....and I bet it's even better IRL!! (Pictures never seem to capture the true beauty of the Dazzling Diamonds technique.) LOVE this card....I'm sure your friend loved it, too?

Rachel Hope said...

Very pretty! I love that technique!

Patrice Pierce said...

Beautiful card! I love the way it sparkles!

Kristen said...

PERFECT! great tech, great invitation. Do you know who makes that stamp? My DD is making her 1st communion, and that would be perfect!

Clara said...

Absolutely lovely card! The sparkle from the technique and the subtle amethyst color is a perfect match!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a beautiful Communion card - love the shimmer.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love the embossing and sparkles Kimberly, I hope your having a great bank holiday weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card, love the embossing.
luv
Debby

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is truly beautiful. I love the sparkle of the Diamond dust! Awesome creation!

StampingSelene said...

These are simply stunning. I love the texture plates and the gorgeous image. Terrific stamp set for this technique.

MJ said...

One of my favorites too! Beautiful card.