Today will be a super quick post because I am trying to make a linky deadline for the Paper Players color challenge #141...!!!! OH MY!! Last night I saw this challenge & I LOVE COLOR challenges so it's no wonder that I decided to drop everything & get INKY!! :) :) I wanted to make lots of fun layers so I found this sketch challenge from The Sweet Stop and it was the PERFECT combination of elements that I wanted on my card! HURRAH for great sketches!!! I was able to use ALL NEW PRODUCTS in this challenge which made it even more fun for me!
I started with Island Indigo cardstock and made a 5x7 card base. Then I added a Very Vanilla mat for some depth and then 1 more mat with the Island Indigo stripe which I added later after I was done making the fun 2 layer scalloped border!
I had a SPIROGRAPH when I was a kid and these fun doilies remind me of making art on my Spirograph!! :) :) :) GOOD TIMES!! :) :) :)
TIME TO STAMP!!!
I used Taylored Expressions "make it memorable" stamp set which is their stamp of the month for March. I also used 2 different sets from Unity Stamp Co. One was the doily background stamp called, "doodled doilies" and the other was a 3 piece set called, "Bella Doilies."
All new rubber running around my craft room today!!
I used Crumb Cake (SU!) ink to stamp the background to the tag, then I die cut it w/ Taylored Expressions brand new Tag Stacklets 1 (the 2nd largest for the tag & largest for the island indigo mat). I tied a bit of crumb cake/rich razzleberry twine (from Michael's) to the tag and made a bow.
Next, I stamped the smallest doily from the "Bella Doilies" set (These are HUGE lovely doilies if you haven't see the set before!) w/ Rich Razzleberry (SU!) ink and FUSSY cut (I just love that term!) it out to layer with the other pieces. I added a scalloped mat from Rich Razz cardstock that I used a spellbinders nestie to cut out on my big shot.
Then I used, Baja Breeze (SU!) ink to stamp the doily from TE "make it memorable" and die cut it out w/ it's matching die!
YAY for matching DIES!!!!!
The sentiment and the frame around it were stamps and they also have a MATCHING DIE!!! Hurray!!! I stamped in Island Indigo (SU!) for the frame and the sentiment and die cut w/ my big shot.
The gorgeous butterfly was also stamped in Island Indigo and die cut with a die from the set.
Love when things come together!!
I added some pearls from Kaiser.
Bliss (pale blue color) & Plum to the centers of the doily and on the sentiment frame.
They make me smile!
I love a little extra shine on cute things, I mean who doesn't like shiny new things???!! :) :) :)
I KNOW I DO!!
Here is a close-up of the layers:
I used a TON of foam tape to bump up my pieces for some fun dimension!!! :) :) :)
After that I began to work on the border. I die cut some RICH RAZZLE cardstock w/ the smallest die in a new set of 3 dies from My Favorite Things called, "Open Simply Scallops Trio"
After I cut out 2 of those and layered them to be long enough for my 5x7 card, I added some crumb cake colored scallop ribbon from Michael's to finish the border.
Once the border was complete, I attached/layered all mats with ribbons, etc... to the base.
I used scor-tape to attach my jumbo cute tag to the card.
My 2 favorite parts to this card were:
1. Making my own pattern paper w/ crumb cake ink (what a great neutral color!!)
2. Layering all of the fun coordinating stamps from TE and mixing them in with a little Unity goodness.
OK>>>>>> That wasn't quick at all, was it???
So...What do you think?
How did I do on this challenge?
I am brand new to blogging my crafty goodies so any feedback would be lovely!
& have a GREAT DAY!!!
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