Hope everyone's week is off to a great start! Today I have a card to share that I put together just for fun. I ventured out and tried something completely different from my usual style, and took a lot of my inspiration for this one from the challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise. It has been ages since I've been able to join in their challenge, so I finally just stole some time on Father's day to make a card - Fathers day should come a little more often :o). This week, they want a card made with only 3 types of ingredients - cardstock, stamps and punches. Easy peasy, I thought. Then I got to work and I could not believe the number of times I went to reach for some ribbon or pearls or lace, etc., etc. Yikes, this was a lot harder than I thought, but I was strict and stuck to the rules.
Here is the card I came up with:
Cardstock - Bazzill and Stampin' Up, edges were distressed with my thumb nail, which worked really well for just a little bit of aging.
Stamps - Wow, I have never used so many stamps on one project! Working from back layer to front layer:
Background - French Script (Stampin' Up) - I dabbed it a bit with a paper towel to make it unevenly inked
Lace - Vintage Lace (Technique Tuesday)
Paper strip - Very Vintage wheel (Stampin' Up) and mini Floral Border (Tim Holtz Urban Chic set)
Border around sentiment - Stamp and Punch (Hot Off the Press), oval was then cut by hand around the stamp as I don't have the oval punch
Sentiment - Tim Holtz (Urban Chic)
Punches - Mat - is an EK success large border punch, punched 4 times and pieced together around the oval
Butterfly - Martha Stewart
Rosettes - small are a 1 inch circle punch and large is a 2.5 inch circle punch. I have seen these before on a few projects and loved how they looked. However, when I've tried making them myself in the past, they always turned out horribly. This time, I misted the paper with water after cutting the curly Q by hand (I just eye-balled it) and then crumpled it up in a ball. Uncrumple carefully and then add some random curls so the flower will curl in and out. Roll it while it is still damp and allow to dry. This worked like a charm!
Leaves - Fiskars drop shaped punch - mist with water, crumple up and shape before allowing to dry.
Ink - Distress ink - walnut stain and victorian velvet
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Playing in Paradise (Scrapbooker's Paradise) - use only cardstock, stamps and punches
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Things with wings (butterflies)
Stampin' B's - Use a border punch
The Artistic Stamper - monochrome + one other colour
Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate all the comments I receive, whether they be positive and/or constructive. Have a great week!