Our first challenge CherylAnn set us is to create a Project, Card, 3-D Item or Scrapbook Page going by this lovely spring photo. Isn’t that flower just gorgeous?
Base Card – More Mustard – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Bravo Burgandy – 5 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Very Vanilla – 5 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Stamp Set – Nature Walk, French Foliage
Inks – Bravo Burgandy, Garden Green, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Cardstock – Bravo Burgandy, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
DSP – First Edition Speciality
Punches – Scallop Oval
Ribbon – 1/2″ Seam Binding – Always Artichoke
Accessories – Regal Buttons – More Mustard, Snail Adhesive, Mini-Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber, Very Vanilla Spritz, Paper Piercer, Silver Brad
|Close up of Flower with Button
I randomly stamped my images onto the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Garden Green, Always Artichoke, More Mustard & Bravo Burgandy Inks. With the Always Artichoke Ink, I did stamp off twice prior to stamping onto the Very Vanilla Cardstock.
I punched 5 scallop circles from the DSP with the Scallop Circle Punch, sponged around the edges using Bravo Burgandy Ink & Sponge Dauber prior to spritizing all 5 circles with the Very Vanilla Spritzer. This wet my circles so that I could scrunge & play with them. It also made the sponging run a little & lighten the sponged Bravo Burgandy.
I carefully layered all pieces on top of each other, pierced a hole in the middle with my Paper Piercer, added a Silver Bard to the centre & squashed my flower until I was happy with the shape.
Once the flower was dry, I added a small button to the centre with a Mini-Glue Dot, tied a double bow with the Ribbon, attached to the card with another Mini-Glue Dot & adhered the flower in the centre of the bow, so that it looked a little like leaves.
Since the photo was taken, I again sponged the edges of the flower in Bravo Burgandy to bring out the colour a little more & to take away the pink tinge.
I haven’t added a greeting/sentiment to my card as you are probably all aware, I mostly post blank cards or will add the greeting later when I know what I am going to use it for.