Friday, November 1, 2013

1st Annual "Happy Birthday, Shannon!" Blog Hop

This is a big shout-out to our Bombshell boss, the owner of Bombshell Stamps... Happy birthday, Shannon! I hope you have an amazing day! :) Several past and present Bombshells and Pin-Ups have gotten together to have this surprise blog hop in your honor! As a guest designer for Bombshell, I'm very proud to take part!

I used the Pin-Up from the Bombshell Angel stamp set, along with the uber cool Business Bombshell digital dress up stamps! This was so much fun... reminded me of playing paper dolls with my sisters when I was younger! Great memories! :D

The background paper is gorgeous red, white, pink and green floral which I matted on red cardstock. I stamped the Bombshell babe on ivory cardstock, angled the corners, and matted her on red and then on a larger piece of kraft cardstock that I matted on some of the ivory. There is also a pretty punched border from textured green cardstock peeking out from each side. Lots of layers going on here!

I brought the kraft and red colors from the background pieces into her outfit. I created a paper clip and tiny heart and swirl die cuts, all from the red cardstock, and embellished the left side with them, adding a few tiny gemstones and pearls. And I love bows... and this card wouldn't have been complete without a big pretty red one! ;)

On the inside, I repeated the red matting and green textured cardstock punched border (across the bottom this time), and stamped "Bombshell" in red ink on a computer-generated circle sentiment.

I'd love to enter this beautiful bombshell into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury ivory cardstock; The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock; DCWV textured green cardstock; Marcos red cardstock
  • Graphic 45 Bird Song paper collection
  • Bombshell Angel stamp set
  • Copics: E000/33/99, R00/27/32, 100 (black)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • VersaColor Cardinal ink
  • Business Bombshell Digital Dress Up Stamps
  • YNS Your Next Die Clip It die set
  • Spellbinders Classic Circles dies
  • JoAnn Fabrics red double face satin ribbon
  • Light brown and white flat-back pearls; clear and red gemstones

Now for the complete blog hop list. If you arrived here from Holley, you're headed in the right direction and your next stop should be Alyssa. If not, you'll want to check out the Bombshell Stamps blog where the hop starts so you don't miss any of these amazing birthday projects!
Bombshell's Blog (the hop starts here!)
Leslie (you're here!)

I hope you're having lots of fun! Thank you so much for hopping by today - we'll see you next time! Please take a moment to leave some birthday love for Shannon on the Bombshell Stamps blog - I know she'll love it! ;)
Big hugs,


Sharon said...

A gorgeous & classic looking card - love the Bombshell Babe!

Kas said...

Great card...really versatile. the colors are great too!

deniserows said...

Happy Birthday Shannon!!!!

She is dressed to have fun. love the bling

Alaine said...

This is really beautiful!!! Love the outfit, and the layout!

Christi Conley said...

Love it! All the little details make this card SO special :)

Kathi said...

This is such a fabulous card. Great coloring and piecing of the Pin-Up, great design, and a great color scheme. I also love that big bow and the little die cut embellishments!

Kelli said...

Really love the Red and Kraft!!

Bombshell Stamps said...

Absolutely beautiful card and I love how you dressed up your bombshell! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!!!

BurningRubber said...

What a beautiful card!

Sammy said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colours! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous design and the bow is a nice touch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sandy said...

Great card! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge with us at PTT. Good Luck! - Sandy - DT Member

Sandie said...

What a fabby card,great image and th elayout too.

Thanks for playing in our first challenge at CraftyHands...x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck! Wendy DT xx

vicki said...

Oh this is so cute love the lady image :)


Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card with great design. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey!
Big Hug, Iwona

Helen said...

Gorgeous and very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Kim said...

Great card!