Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tuesday's theme in Catch the Bug's "Christmas in July" challenge series was a recipe challenge. Participants need to use 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, and 1 string/twine.
I chose Operation Write Home's Sketch #232 for my design:
I printed the "Two Snowmen" image from Bugaboo Stamps onto a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper, and colored it with my Inktense pencils, using a damp paintbrush to blend the colors. After that had dried, I matted it with a piece of dark teal cardstock.
I stamped my greeting (stamp set name unknown) on a piece of white cardstock, using Ranger Archival French Ultramarine ink. I die cut & embossed it with a Spellbinders "Standard Circles LG" die, then punched a hole in each side with a 1/16" hole punch. I threaded crochet thread through the greeting circle, wrapped it around the bottom of the mat, and taped the ends on the back. Then I glued my greeting down, to hold it in place.
I cut & adhered 2 pieces of patterned paper from my scrap stash to another piece of the dark teal cardstock. I adhered my focal panel in place, then marked & pierced 3 holes along one side, for my snowflake brads (source unknown). I mounted the finished card front to a white A2 card base, and now have another card ready to go to Operation Write Home!
I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Anything Goes" challenge.