A couple of my blogging friends are on design teams and I've been wanting to play along with their challenges. Unfortunately time is limited and I don't
always often get to everything that I want to.
Colleen (of Dietrich Designs) is a Designer at The Play Date Cafe. This was this weeks challenge there....
I think I should have used the Olive Green and maybe I would have liked it better, but somehow I got Always Artichoke in my mind and went with that.
My friend Emily (My Little Slice of Bliss) is a Designer on Stampin' B's Designs and she challenged us to use a banner on our card.
The wreath is the branch from the Extra Large 2-Step Bird Punch. I found that punching the leaves with just a bit of the branch worked best. I used a 2 1/2" punched circle with a 1 3/8" circle punched out of the middle as a base. When I had enough branches punched, I ran the snail over the base and began to stick the branches down. I tried not to adhere all the leaves so I could tuck the next branch underneath.
Once the wreath was finished I needed a door and the Faux Wood Technique seemed like the best choice, especially since I needed gray in my card. I used Going Gray on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White to do this. After I scored the piece, I just dragged the inkpad down the length of the card a couple of times.
For the banner, I stamped the Welcome on a scrap and cut the ends. It needed some defination, so I inked the edges with Basic Gray. I used 2 dimensionals, one on top of the other in the middle and snail on the ends to attach it.
Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Warm Words
Ink: Going Gray, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Extra Large 2-Step Bird Punch, Basic Pearls
I haven't had a chance to stamp today. I've got an idea floating around in my head too. I hope to get to my table and play a bit this evening.
You can check on my sidebar for Colleen's & Emily's blogs. Treat yourself to a visit.