Monday, June 20, 2011

Just for Fun!

Hi Peeps! 

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!




Artyjen said...

Gorgeous card and lovely stamping....Thanks for playing at the colour challenge with The Artistic Stamper.
xoxo Sioux

Tracey T said...

This is absolutely beautiful! You have put so much work into creating this lovely card and the attention to detail is amazing. Love all of it! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

June Campbell said...

Your card is truly beautiful.

Fiona said...

wow this is elegant. The papers are gorgeous and the flowers are awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Carlie M. said...

This is just amazing! Love it to bits and pieces! Love the papers! Thanks for joining us on Sweet Stampin!

Wedgie said...

This is beautiful, I love everything about this card....fab to see so many stamps on one card! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

very pretty card, those colours are beautiful, thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper challenge

Allison Cope said...

Stunning card Dawn! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

Zoe said...

A lovely card, thank you for entering it at SWEET STAMPIN this week, hugs x

Allison said...

So pretty! Love the soft palette and distressed edges! Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

Antonella said...

I really love this card! The quote is one to remember :-) I love all the little details, and the hint about the mat you created for the oval!! Love your flowers (the spiral ones are my favorites!) Hugs, antonella :-)

Minxy said...

Sorry it's taken me a while to stop by, your card is absolutely delightful x, thanks for playing along with the artistic stamper team this month x