Saturday, February 23, 2008

...Ways To Use It Challenge #154 & Inspiration Challenge #116

This is my submission for Thursday's Ways To Use It Challenge (WT), and today's Inspiration Challenge (IC) at SCS. The WT for this week was to make a card using windows, and today's IC came from a picture in the Country Living Magazine seen below the card: I started with a card base of Groovy Guava cardstock that measured 11 X 4-1/4, and when folded in half to open at the right measured 5-1/2 X 4-1/4. The striped paper is from BasicGrey's Stella Ruby 6X6 Paper Pad, and it measures 5-1/2 X 2. It was attached to the card base using SNAIL Adhesive. The focal panel was made up of the following papers and dimensions: Whisper White cardstock (5-1/2 X 2), Chocolate Chip cardstock (three pieces measuring 1-1/2 square), and green designer paper from BasicGrey's Mellow 6X6 Paper Pad (5-1/2 X 2-1/4). I used the 1-3/8" Circle Punch to make three windows in the green designer paper, then used the 1-1/4" Circle Punch to make windows in the centers of all three of the chocolate cardstock squares. The green and chocolate papers were attached to each other using Dimensionals so that the chocolate would peek out from behind the green.

The focal image is from the set "Happy Heart Day", and it was stamped in Staz-On Black Ink onto the white cardstock. I placed the window panel over the white cardstock first, then stamped the image through each window. The flowers were colored using Derwent's Studio Colour Pencils, Mineral Spirits, and Blending Stumps. The window panel was then attached to the colored image panel with Dimensionals. The completed focal panel was attached to the cardbase using SNAIL Adhesive. A piece of 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon was added between the focal panel and striped panel, then finished in a knot. The sentiment is from the set "It's Your Birthday", and was stamped in Basic Brown Classic Ink in the upper right side of the card using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement.

That's it for now.....I may be back later with a creation for Friday's Limited Supplies Challenge (I'm not looking forward to that one, because I have to incorporate my handwriting....and I hate my handwriting!) Until later on.....Hugs ~ Mercy

Stamps: Happy Heart Day, It's Your Birthday
Paper: Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Mellow, Stella Ruby
Ink: Staz-On Black, Basic Brown
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, adhesive, color pencils, mineral spirits, blending stumps, circle punches (1-3/8 and 1-1/4)


Shannan said...

This is beautiful! I love it!

Wanda. said...

Such a fabulous card. TFS

Jennie Skaggs said...

Gorgeous the colors. Jennie