Feb 08 2010

Ooh la la, it’s Tote-ally Tess

Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge going on this week (PPA28) and I thought I'd play along because the colors are so dramatic and fun!  I decided to glam up my Tote-ally Tess with a sparkly dress for her night out on the town!  Julie Dinn, Mary Brown and I also did a little mini challenge…each of us coming up with a card using "Tess"!  You can see their cards their cards on their websites here:


Julie Dinn

Mary Brown

Stampin' Up!'s Tote-ally Tess was on the top of my list when the new Occasions Mini came out.  I have the older set, Stella Stamper, that I've used for demo meetings and swaps.  But, this is the updated version!  I think anyone that stamps can related to all the tools that she has!

I used the Scallop Square Clear Die and cut a piece of Melon Mambo with the Big Shot.  In each of the scallops, I added a tiny Rhinestone Brad from Eggcellent Eggs Kit.  I layered a square of pink houndstooth from Sweet Pea Designer Paper to fit inside the Scallop Square.  I wrapped some of the luscious Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon around it.


Tess I stamped with Black Craft Ink on Whisper White and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  On a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock, I stamped and embossed her again, then added a thin layer of Tombow Multipurpose Glue all over the front of her, following the outline of her legs to make the dress.  I sprinkled on the Rose Pink colored Fine Cosmos Glitter.  After it dried, I cut out the dress and adhered it over the Whisper White Tess.  I added some of the tiny Rhinestone in her hair in a flower shape!  The words are from You and Moi, one of the stamp sets you can get FREE for Sale-A-Bration!  I added two more tiny rhinestones on each end of the greeting.

We are also featuring Tote-ally Tess this week over on Create with Connie and Julie.  We are starting Week 5, but it's not too late to join!  The projects and tutorials will stay up indefinitely for you to enjoy and refer back to when you wish.

We thought we'd give you a little peek at a few of the projects we have done so far!  We've shared over 18 tutorials, with step by step instructions and pictures that you are welcome to use in Stamp Camps and Classes.  In addition, we share daily projects that contain instructions, tips  and a full supply list for you to duplicate the project.  We also have weekly challenges with our subscribers who can win fabulous Stampin' Up! products!.






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6 People have left comments on this post

Feb 8, 2010 - 01:02:12

Whoa – bling baby!  This is awesome!

Feb 8, 2010 - 08:02:18

Wow – I have never seen Tess ready for a night on the town – she looks "mahvelous" – terrific card!  Thanks for sharing it at Pals Paper Arts!

Feb 8, 2010 - 08:02:11
Becky said:

That is HOT!!!

Feb 8, 2010 - 02:02:41
Jan Hoyt said:

omigosh!  Tess certainly is looking VERY glam!!!  Thanks for explaining how you made her "designer gown"!  Jan

Feb 8, 2010 - 04:02:18

Connie, I love this card.  What a fabulously glamorous Tess.  Kris.

Feb 9, 2010 - 07:02:11
Tara Bilbao said:

Oh my goodness this is soo Fab-U-lous. I love how Tess is rockin' the sequined pink dress. This so so creative and fun!