Saturday, April 10, 2010
Anything But Stamping
Somewhere along the line I came across a challenge to make a card using anything but stamping. It's only taken some time to complete the challenge but that is where my inspiration came for today's card. That and wanting to play with my new Birds w/Leaves and Flowers Sizzix Die. This beautiful card was sent to my friend and fellow Digi Doodle Shop's Best design team member, Monika, for her birthday! The card is traveling all the way to Germany so I hope it made it there in time! Happy Birthday, Monika!!! Hope you have a fabulous birthday and your day is filled with all things as beautiful as you are!
The layout for today's card is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #62. As always, I didn't have the card ready in time to actually enter in the challenge but it sure was fun playing with the sketch. My card base is So Saffron layered with a slightly smaller piece of Very Vanilla cardstock then Le Jardin Designer Series Paper.
The strip is So Saffron finished on both sides using the Scallop Edge Punch. I wrapped the grosgrain ribbon around the cardstock and taped both ends down on the backside before adhering the strip to the card base. Next I grabbed a bunch of scrap cardstock and had fun playing with my sizzix die. The bird is die cut from Bashful Blue, the flower Always Artichoke and the leaves River Rock. To embellish the card I added a button threaded with DMC Ivory in the center of the flower and three Kaiser Rhinestones along the bottom of the card.
Hope you have a beautiful day!
Paper: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, River Rock, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and Le Jardin Designer Seriers Paper (Stampin' Up); Other: Bird w/Leaves and Flower Sizzix Die (Stampin' Up), Scallop Edge Punch, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones, Button, DMC Ivory, Mounting Tape.