I recently created a Design Team card for The Flower Challenge and unfortunately got myseslf muddled with the theme. I was able to create another card quickly but didn't want this one to go to waste as its so cute. Luckily I can slip it into the Stamplorations January CAS Challenge:
The Flower Challenge theme this month is 'Shaped Cards' hence my coffee cup shaped design. These dies from Stamplorations 'Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies' are so brilliant and create such a fantastic and detailed cup.
I started by creating a side-folding card base with white CS. I then used the solid die that cuts the cup shape by putting it on the folded card with the left-side of the die just over the fold line. I also cut the pattern die three times from white CS, rubbing Glad 'Press n Seal' over one of them to hold the pieces in place.
Now for the fiddly part...... I used my Altenew Artist Markers to colour in the die-cut pieces. I used the one with 'Press n Seal' on the back and just coloured the bits I wanted, not worrying about going over the edges. I used some Gina K Connect Glue to glue one of the pattern pieces (with all the little bits removed) on to the coffee cup. I then used the same glue to inlay the coloured pieces. Once finished I glued another pattern piece over top to give a bit more dimension and used my Wink of Stella 'Clear' to add a bit of shine to all the colours.
All I had to do then was stamp the sentiment (from Stamplorations Dee's Artsy Impressions 'Blooming Buds') on the inside of the card with Versafine Onyx ink.
I'm also going to link this to the Stamplorations Never-Ending Challenge 'Anything Goes' where you can link any projects using Stamplorations products.
And will also link to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge 'Fun with Florals'.
Bella is laying beside me on the floor, begging me with her eyes to take her for a walk. She doesn't know it but she's having surgery tomorrow. She developed a big growth on her ear and turns out its a blood blister. I thought they could just drain it with a syringe but since they tend to fill up again, they need to clean it out and sew it back together tightly so it can't expand. She reacted really terribly after her last surgery and didn't sleep for 3 days. They are going to give her lots of sedatives before I bring her home so hopefully she will just sleep and relax....so I can relax......wish her luck!!