Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hi, Hot Stuff!

Kathleen Curry's challenge for Splitcoast Stampers' "Hope You Can Cling To" card drive is to "Make It Tasty." She challenged card makers to use food items on their cards. I decided to go with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' "Punny Fruits and Veggies." I figure, cancer patients can always use a little punny humor! :) I also used Sketch #SC552 from Splitcoast Stampers for my design.

I began by die cutting a circle from some 140 lb. watercolor paper with one of the "Stitched Circles" dies by Simon Says Stamp. I taped the die cut in the negative space, so I could put it in my MISTI to stamp the pepper onto it. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the image, and colored it with my Inktense pencils, using a damp brush to blend the colors. I also created a mask for the pepper from some masking paper, and when the coloring was dry, masked off the pepper. I chose Tumbled Glass Distress ink to blend on the background, just to give some contrast to the hot red pepper.

I used 3 patterned papers from my scrap stash for the card layers. I adhered them to a piece of burgundy cardstock, which I chose to play off the red of the pepper. I stamped my greeting, also from "Punny Fruits & Veggies," on another piece of the same cardstock, and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. I cut that into a banner shape, then adhered it & my focal piece to the card front. For the mat, I inked around the edges of a white A2 card base with Tumbled Glass, and, when the ink had dried, adhered my card front to that. And that finished this card. Hopefully, a patient at MD Anderson Cancer Center will get a kick out of it!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Virginia's View Challenge #19: Color It
Craft Your Passion Challenges #283: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes


  1. Very pretty. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



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