Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sunshine Greetings

In yesterday's Free For All challenge on Splitcoast, Wendy challenged us to use background stamps. This was a challenge right up my alley. I like my background stamps so much, I found it hard to choose just one, so I decided on two backgrounds that might work well together.

I first stamped a piece of very vanilla card stock with the Aida Cloth background in sahara sand.  Then I inked up the Sunflower background with the daffodil delight ink pad and filled in the center with my chocolate chip marker and stamped the sunflower right over the stamped aida background. I thought this card could use a bold sentiment, so I chose one form the Feel Goods set and stamped it in chocolate chip ink. I added a chocolate chip mat and attached the matted image to a sahara sand card base.

The card looked fine, but I thought it could use some embellishments. I used a Martha Steward punch to punch out the butterfly out of very vanilla card stock and sponged it with daffodil delight and calypso coral. I glued on the sponges butterfly in the center of the sunflower and added some sequins.

The card still needed something, so I reached for my photo corner punch, but the solid proto corners seemed too heavy. Remembering my tutorial on how to make modified photo corners, I decided to experiment with the Martha Stewart double scallop corner punch. I loved the way it came out so I made two corners from chocolate chip card stock and attached them to the card.

I included step by step pictures of how I created the corner. I hope this helps you create your own corners or perhaps inspires you to reimagine the use of your punches. Nothing's better than looking at the supplies you already own and figuring out how to use them in a whole new, cool way.

Recipe (all products Stampin' Up! except as otherwise indicated)

Paper: very vanilla, chocolate chip, sahara sand
Ink: daffodil delight, sahara sand, chocolate chip, calypso coral
Stamps: Aida Cloth, Sunflower, Feel Goods
Accessories: sponge, photo corner punch; Martha Stewart butterfly punch and double scallop corner punch, gold sequins from Dollar Tree

1 comment:

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card. I love the Aida clothe and the Sunflower and how creative of you to use them together. I think you used the perfect amount of embellishments. I like the use of the sequins.