Thursday, April 10, 2008

I Feel Like I am a Teacher Again

When I saw this week's Color Challenge on Splitcoast I had a flashback to my substitute teaching days. Whoa! These colors remind me of the ones the kids would pick at the elementary school. This week's colors are Real Red, Night of Navy and Glorius Green.

The next challenge was finding a stamp set bold enough to hold up to these colors. I haven't played with Pick a Petal in a LONG time!!! I have to admit that I was tempted to make a baseball guy card, but I resisted!!

I knew I had to make a large square card due to the size of the flower petals. This Night of Navy card measures 5" x 5". I stamped my Tres Chic background stamp using Night of Navy ink. Since I have the Glorius Green border on the right side of the card, I didn't need to worry about the background stamp not covering the entire card.

The petals are stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock. After allowing the ink to dry (Real Red always seems to stay wet longer than other ink colors), I cut out each of the petals leaving a small white border.

The Glorius Green border is scalloped using my Corner Rounder punch. I also handcut a stem using some Glorius Green scraps.

I wrapped a length of Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon and tied into a simple knot. The sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets: Circle of Friendship. I stamped the "note of thanks" stamp on both a scrap of Whisper White and Real Red using Night of Navy ink. I punched the white with my 1" circle punch and the center of the Real Red using my 1/2" circle punch. Everything is adhered to a piece of Real Red punched with the Designer Label punch. I used my white gel pen to add some dot work to make the sentiment stand out from the rest of the card.

Whew! This card is finished!! What a relief!!!

Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!


Rhonda L said...

Love your card!! I really like the big bold flower & the wide ribbon. I need to participate in these challenges. I always forget about them. Seems like fun!

Anonymous said...

I love how you're using the designer label punch!! I want to do this so badly but I don't have that punch! What a great layering idea!