It's been a while since I've been able to do any challenges. Actually it's only been a couple of weeks, but it seems like a long time!
I checked out some of my favorite challenges and made this card this afternoon. It will go to my brother-in-law for his birthday.
The sentiment is from the Hostess Level 1 set, Afterthoughts. I cut off the little afterthoughts and went for the BIG MESSAGE.
The Burgundy base card is 4 1/2" square. The Mustard piece is 4 1/4" square and stamped with the Sanded background stamp with More Mustard.
The burgundy square is 3 1/4" square and the vanilla embossed piece is 3 1/8" square.
The sentiment was stamped with Burgundy and punched with the Curly Label punch and mounted on a Burgundy punch with the Movers & Shapers Die on the Big Shot.
I debated about putting the brads in the corners because of mailing concerns. However, I can put the card in a bigger envelope and line it so that the card doesn't shift. I think it will make it through the mail ok.
Stamps: Sanded, Afterthoughts
Ink: More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Movers & Shapers, Curly Label Punch, Gold Brads
I used the colors from the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #8 to use Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard & Very Vanilla and dry embossing. The vanilla panel is embossed with my favorite Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
I used the sketch from Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch #183. This is my first time participating in this challenge.