Well, this hasn't happened for a while!! I've actually made a card that isn't for a Design Team! Haven't had the time much lately to join in with all the amazing challenges out there for a while, so this was a lovely treat. Unfortunately this card evolved from being home the last two days with Max (he has a bad chest cold), he's slowly on the mend and its meant I've caught up on housework, my own gardening and a card!!
I've been looking at this inspiration photo for the Winnie and Walter - June Color Combo Challenge with Heather H. for weeks, hoping I would have some time to give it a go. Today is that day and I'm so happy with the result:
I really wanted to have stripes on my card but I don't own any W&W stripey stamps however......I found this one from 'Scenery: Holiday Trimmings' that would give a similar look.
I cut a panel of watercolour CS and heat embossed the stamp using black embossing powder. My MISTI really helped with doing this. I set up the stamp where I knew it was straight and just moved my panel up one inch after each stamp with Versamark Ink. I then grabbed my Distress Inks 'Picked Raspberry', 'Mermaid Lagoon', 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Mustard Seed' and blended across each stripe. I didn't want to blend the colours together too much as they would create new colours (like the orange between the pink/yellow) but did the best I could.
Once the ink was dry I die-cut it using the large die from W&W 'Essentials: Audrey's Cutaways'. I wanted to capture the grey brick wall in the back of the inspiration photo, so cut a piece of grey CS and adhered to my card front. The striped panel was put on foam tape over top. I die-cut the W&W 'Hello' die twice from white CS and glued together for a bit of strength and put on foam tape as well.
For the rest of the sentiment I die-cut the small tag (also from W&W 'Essentials: Audrey's Cutaways') twice from white CS, glued them together and stamped 'baby' from W&W 'The Big, the Bold and Happy'. This was put on foam tape. And instead of sequins I die-cut some hearts (also from Audrey's Cutaways) from black CS, glued them in place and added some Glossy Accents.
I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.
Hopefully Max will have a good nights sleep and be feeling much better for school tomorrow. If not, you might get another card from me......