Saturday, June 11, 2016

You're the Coolest!

The current Lawnscaping challenge theme is "Off Kilter." Something in your project needs to be what you might call kittywampus. My card process actually turned out to be a bit off-kilter!

My original idea was to stamp my focal panel to create an all-over background. Then cut it into diagonal strips, and have the images--or portions thereof--on only every other strip in bright colors. The images/portions on the remaining strips would be in shades of grey. Basically spotlight coloring with strips. All was going well as I stamped--until I decided to add the hearts as filler images. As I was melting the **purple** embossing powder, I realized my original plan would have to change, since some of the purple hearts would be on the grey panels. So, I am saving my initial idea for another card!

I first die cut a panel of Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper with the largest of Lawn Fawn's "Small Stitched Rectangle" dies. I stamped the 2 popsicles from "Best Pun Ever" (also Lawn Fawn) all over the panel in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and heat embossed them with Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder. I added faces (from "Best Pun Ever") to some of them, and clear heat embossed those. Finally, I stamped the solid heart from "Best Pun Ever" randomly over the background, and heat embossed them with Zing Purple embossing powder.

I colored my popsicles with my Zig Clean Color pens. I applied the colors directly on the lower left side of each image, and spread the color out with my Pentel Aquash brush, to create highlights. When I had finished coloring the images, I had to think about how to make my card "off kilter" now. I finally decided to cut a strip out of the panel, using one of the "Stitched Borders 2" dies by Pretty Pink Posh, so I would have the stitching detail along the diagonal edges.

For the greeting, I used some of the word stamps from "Best Pun Ever," lining them up on my MISTI. I had cut a piece of black cardstock to 4.25x5.5", and lightly marked with a pencil where the greeting would go between my main panels. After fiddling with the word stamps, I finally got them positioned right, and stamped them in Versamark ink. I heat embossed them with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. Finally, I popped my colored panels up on the black cardstock with foam tape, and adhered my completed card front to a white A2 card base.

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

Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"
Die Cut Divas: "Anything Goes"
Send a Smile 4 Kids: "Anything Goes 4 Kids"


  1. Lovely card, I love the colors you picked. And a great way to add a sentiment.

  2. Darling card!! Love your custom background and layout!

  3. I love all those colorful popsicles. Perfect for summer. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

    You might want to join the challenge at a2z Scrapbooking with this card - it's all about using dies.

  4. Hi, I didn't realize the popsicles weren't Hero Arts for the a2z Scrapblooking contest. :( Sorry.

  5. What a gorgeous card, I love how bright it is. Thank you for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Diecut Divas. Cathie DT


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