Friday, April 8, 2011

Just Us Girls #79 and CPS 212...How do you say "bliss" in French?

Hey there!  I don't know how to say "bliss" in French but I am sure the combo of the Just Us Girls technique challenge + the CPS 212 sketch + the SU! Bliss and Artistic Etchings sets come pretty close to illustrating "bliss" in the stamp and ink form! 

This week Maria is challenging us to use the baby wipe ink pad technique on our projects.  Check here for a tutorial from Splitcoast.  No baby wipes?  Try a damp paper towel instead....just make sure you join us for this is unbelievably addictive!
Check out this wide open sketch from CPS!  I love the banner look across the top of the card space.  I chose to let a pretty cotton lace serve as my "banner".

Bonjour!  and oh la la!  I ADORE that Eiffel Tower stamp...especially layered over a baby wipe ink pad custom color combo of tempting turquoise and certainly celery dye ink reinkers from SU!  I utilized the masking technique to protect my medallion, Eiffel Tower and die cut edges (post it notes covered the edges) so that I could add an old favorite script text to my background from SU! Botanicals set in Going Gray.  I am loving all the depth that was created using just ink and stamps!

What's better than a "Bliss" set butterfly???? a BLINGED out "Bliss" set butterfly! Especially alongside the uber cute SU! floral embellie!

A large swirl from Want2Scrap completes the bottom corner and sets off the subtle bling in the butterfly.
OK, ready to join us in putting ink to baby wipe?!??  Now that's an unexpected combination if I ever did hear of one...but I SURE AM so glad I gave it a try!  Just ink, stamp and toss the wipe when you are done.

Check out the diva-licious creations from the Just Us Girls DT:

And please also leave some love for the FABULOUS April guest designer, Teresa Kline !

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Stampin Up!, Creative Imaginations, Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Stampin Up!
Dies: Spellbinder
Ink: Staz on and Stampin Up!
Flower: Stampin Up!
Craft Supply: cotton lace, sewing machine



Rebekah said...

C'est fantastique! Love this!!

Elise said...

I'm giggling, in addition to enjoying this FANTASTIC piece of paper-crafty DELIGHT, because I WAS GOING TO WORK WITH THESE EXACT SAME SETS! Seriously! How funny! Anywhoo, glad I backed away, because I COULD HAVE NEVER done those stamps justice like YOU did! OMG! This card is pure perfection! *Gasp!* Another FRAME-WORTHY piece from the lil' Dane! Me LOVE it! This is ANOTHER totally keepable technique - Yipeeeee! LOVE your show, dear... LOVE it!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

oh my, I am luvin anything Paris, I want to go one day....this is gorgeous...have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

Lisa Kind said...

Fantastique!! (I don't know French, but will this do?)...LOL!!! So pretty! These SU sets never looked better! Love your baby wiped medallion and all the fabulous embellishments you always add to your cards. I need to go embellishment shopping...starting with Want2Scrap for those amazing bling sets! Beautiful card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Mon Amie Dana! This card is so very pretty! Love the French flair!

cbuswell said...

Beautiful card! I'll have to give that technique a go! fabulous details in your card! love it!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This is beautiful. Love all the elements, I keep taking second looks!!! Will have to try this Enjoy the weekend.

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful, Dana! I love the pretty lace and bling detail. That image is perfect for that SB die. :)

Maria Levine said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! LOVE LOVE your style. Fabulous job my dear!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the stamping, and all the different accents are fabulous!! Especially the jewel flourish...such a perfect touch!! Thanks for joining us at the CPS Sketch blog this week! ♥♥♥

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Dana, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE your cool technique and how FAB it looks with your papers and stitching! LOVE the Eiffel Tower and that PRETTY jewel! Let's not forget the lace! WOW!

Sharon said...

love your card! all the elements, and the colors are great!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, gorgeous creation, love the yummy details!

Kathryn B said...

Oooh! La! La! Dana! I'm lovin' the Eiffel Tower layered over the smashed colors. Very pretty and finally blinged out card!

Karen said...

Yes! You have put Bliss into a paper creation! Another stunner, Dana. I heart all your layers and that sweet floral embellie! (That's SU?! Missed that one...beautiful!)

And congrats on your 3 collum blog!! You did it! :> Your online home is lookin' mighty fine! :>

Andrea M said...

En francais, "bliss" est "bonheur suprême". There are a few more variations but that's the limit of my french-speaking abilities :) This is absolutely stunning my friend! WOW! This card just makes me feel blissful! Such a GORGEOUS color combination! STUNNING! Love the new blog background too!

Ruth said...

Hi Dana
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