Whew! Nothing like a deadline to get me to hurry up and post a card I made this week for a challenge the the Late Night Stampers yahoo group. Each week they post some kind of project challenge, and this week sounded really interesting:
Challenge 131: Only use white in your project except you can use a different ink color for your sentiment.
So, this is what I came up with:
I know it is hard to see the different elements so I tried taking some close up shots to show the butterflies and flower heart.
If you want to try this at home, I punched out a large heart from Whisper White cardstock. Then I punched out a ton of flowers using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. Then I curled up the flower edges and glued them to the heart with the Tombow liquid glue (the nice thing about both the heart and the flowers being out of white is that if there are gaps, you don’t notice too much!) Then I added the smallest rhinestone to each flower center. It takes a bit of time, but looks very pretty in person.
The rest of the card is just an embossing folder and the Beautiful Wings embosslit and some white ribbon.
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White Challenge Card recipe:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Large Heart punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Big Shot, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals
It seems like I know a lot of people having babies right now. I reconnected with a friend recently on Facebook and learned she was due at the end of August with her first child. I was so excited for her, I decided to make her a few things to send in addition to a gift card – what i call the light weight version of baby wipes.
First I created this photo layout for her using a 5×7 frame. I started with the baby feet wheel and built the layout from there. I found the DSP in my scrap pile and started layering pieces together. After I had it assembled, I wanted to give the stamped image a little kick, so I inked up the wheel in Rose Red and wheeled out some more feet so I could cut them out and glue on top of part of the Chocolate Chip image. Finally, I added one of the Sherbet designer buttons from last catalog.
Then I created a set of simple thank you notes so she has something fun Io send folks who give her little girl baby gifts. I love the Fox and Friends stamp set for baby stuff and so had to use a variety of critters from the set for these cards.
I also stamped the envelopes to match the cards. It was a good reminder about how the quality of paper you stamp on affects your image. I was out of Stampin’ Up! envelopes so I used some of the value pack envelopes that I got from Michaels a while back. Definitely doesn’t grab the ink nearly as well as Whisper White paper, but it works ok.
Baby Thank You Cards recipe:
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White CS, Melon Mambo CS
Accessories: Stampin’ Write Markers, Delicate Dots embossing folder, 1 3/8” circle punch, Scallop Circle punch
Well, I’m happy to share that we found out earlier this week that we will be having a little boy come Christmas time. So, of course to commemorate the occasion I had to put together a quick card to share the news.
I wanted to play with some scraps left over from cutting a scallop circle with the BigShot and start coming up with some ideas using the Nursery Necessities stamp set. I have a feeling I’ll be getting a lot more use out of this stamp set over the next year. If you have put together some cute baby cards or scrapbook pages, I’d love to see your ideas. Leave me a comment with a link to your blog or photo of your design, and I’ll check them out.
Well, I’ll leave you with baby’s first picture and I’m off to finish my Stampin Up convention 2009 scrapbook!