Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Loonie Stampers Challenge #47

Things are still really hot here and we need rain desperately. It's in the forecast but so far only a few sprinkles. Our grass is dying so hopefully we get some soon. I know so many of my friends are getting nothing but rain right now so I can't really complain.

Today's card is another Loonie Stampers Challenge. I had SO much trouble with this card. I couldn't figure out how to combine the colors at first and I didn't have any vision about what to do so I just started making it and I kind of like the way it turned out. The colors I had to use were Papertrey's Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, and Lemon Tart. I didn't want the Scarlet Jewel to overpower the card since it's such a strong, dark color.

I made the card base from the Scarlet Jewel cardstock and added a layer of Lemon Tart with the corners rounded. I used my Cuttlebug Flower die for the flowers and cut out a bunch of different sizes out of each of the colors of cardstock. I just messed around with them to see which colors went the best together and embossed some of them with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then added a button to each flower and adhered them all together then added them to the card with 3D foam squares. To finish it off I punched holes for the stems using my paper piercer and hand stitched each stem with DMC thread and then added my sentiment. It's funny because I don't sew at all (not even buttons) but I'll spend the time to hand stitch on cards! After looking at the card now, I think I need to add some leaves to it because it looks a little funny without them I think. Maybe I'll add them later.


Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart (PTI)
Ink: Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
Accents: 3D Foam Squares (CTMH); DMC Floss; Buttons (PTI)

Tools: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provocraft); Cuttlebug Flowers (Provocraft); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Corner Rounder (EK Success)

Have a great day,