Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shoot for the Moon

Paulina at Pretty Pink Posh is conducting her "Cutting Edge" blog hop this weekend, & I decided to participate. It's open to any card maker with a blog. The main requirement for the project(s) entered is to use at least one die, and give the brand & name of the die(s). (There are other requirements, but you can read more about them & the hop at the Pretty Pink Posh blog.)

The design of the first card I made for the hop is based on Operation Write Home's Sketch #234:

I substituted Spellbinders' Scalloped Labels One die for the 2-1/2" square. I also used a Spellbinders Standard Circles SM die to cut and emboss the circle element.

I began by stamping my focal panel. I used the moon and one of the greetings from Hero Arts' "Shoot for the Moon" set. I stamped them on white cardstock, using Versafine Onyx Black for the greeting and Stampabilities Pastel Yellow for the moon. I felt the moon looked a little washed-out, so after the ink had dried, I outlined it in a grey fine-point marker. After that, I die cut the piece and inked the edges with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.

I chose my patterned papers from two different 6x6" pads: Farmhouse Paper Company's "302 Paper Pack" and "Remarkable," from My Mind's Eye's Collectables (sic) collection. After deciding which patterns would go where, I cut those panels to size, and die cut and embossed the circle piece.

I created the mats for the smaller panels, as well as the overall card, by blending Peacock Feathers onto pieces of white cardstock. For the mat behind the striped piece, I used Mustard Seed Distress ink instead of Peacock Feathers. To make the striped panel stand out a little more, I inked around the edges of that with Peacock Feathers as well. I did not ink around the other patterned papers, though, since I felt there was already enough contrast.

Most of the work actually went into choosing the sketch and papers, and inking the different pieces. Assembly was easy, thanks to the sketch. I just glued all the panels in place and adhered the whole card front to an A2-size (4.25x5.5") card base. I will be sending this card to Send a Smile 4 Kids, for someone to give to a hospitalized youngster.

Besides the blog hop, I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Anything Goes"
a2z Scrapbooking Blog's "Encouragement"


  1. I like all of the layers and shapes in this card. :)

  2. Your card design is so pretty and the sentiment is great!

  3. You've used some lovely patterned papers

  4. Hi Andrea -- Thank you once again for entering another of your creative cards in this month's Encouragement Challenge over at the a2z Scrapbooking Blog. I love that you were able to combine this with other challenges and also use a really nice OWH Sketch! You've been very very busy and it's nice to see you playing!


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