Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The current Lawnscaping challenge theme is "Sweets." I decided to make a birthday card to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids, to brighten the day of a hospitalized child.
I stamped Taylored Expressions' "Mason Jar" on a piece of Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper, using Ranger Archival Watering Can ink and second-generation stamping. I then used Antique Linen Distress ink to stamp several gumballs, from the "Sweet Smiles" set by Lawn Fawn, inside the jar. I also stamped 5 more gumballs for around the jar. I colored the gumballs in with my Zig Clean Color pens. For the shading on the jar, I scribbled one of the blue Zig pens onto an acrylic block, and picked up some color with a water brush to dilute it before applying it to my paper. Finally I die cut the jar and gumballs with their coordinating dies.
I die cut a panel from some hot pink cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp "Stitched Rectangles" die. I then used the "Happy Birthday #1" stamp by Stampabilities and Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink to create a tone-on-tone background.
For the background, I used one of the patterned papers from Echo Park's "Fine and Dandy" 6x6" pad. I cut it to 4.25x5.5", and adhered it to a white A2 card base. I then adhered my pink panel to that. I felt the jar looked a little "naked," so I created a tag from some yellow cardstock, with the "Smile!" from "Sweet Smiles" stamped on it in Watering Can. I tied that to the top of the jar with some pink and white baker's twine, then adhered the jar to the card front. I glued down the remaining gumballs, and this card was done.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #305: "Anything Goes"
Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"