Monday, May 10, 2010
Buzzing By scenic card
I stumbled onto this challenge over at the Embellish blog. We have to use four colors (seafoam, terra cotta, green, and brown) and dimensionals on our projects. With that in mind, I pulled out my gorgeous silhouette weed stamps from Rubbernecker and started stamping them all over a sheet of vanilla cardstock.
The weeds needed something buzzing around them, so I pulled out my Bee-Mail set from Renaissance by Design and added some bees to the scene. Once I was sure the brown ink was dry, I sponged the terra cotta, green, and blue inks onto the cardstock. Not knowing what "seafoam" was, I opted to use my Bermuda Bay ink from Stampin Up. It was the closest match to the color on the challenge blog. :-)
For my dimensional requirement, I stamped the sentiment (also from Bee-Mail) and cut it out with an oval Nestabilities shape. While it was still in the die, I sponged some blue and green ink very lightly around the edges. There are dimensionals on the back of this sentiment so it pops up off the scene.
To be honest, I never would have put these colors together, much less used them, if it wasn't for this challenge. Now that I've created this card, I love how this came together. I kept this card embellishment-free so that it will be easy to mail. Gotta love those mail-able cards!! :-)
Bee-Mail (Renaissance by Design)
Weeds silhouettes (Rubbernecker)
Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Bermuda Bay (SU)
Terra Cotta (Adirondack)
Chocolate Chip (SU)
oval Nestability die
Posted by Holly at 8:09 PM