Friday, November 06, 2009

Design Team Card Entry

I am applying for a new Design Team. The first challenge was to creat a card using solid and patterned cardstock, a stamped image, inking (including the stamped image), ribbon, a brad or brads, die cut image from a Cricut, Nesties, etc., and one other element of your choice.

After creating my Thanksgiving layout, I had some scraps left over and I thought they would make a great card. The patterned papers are from Heidi Grace for Fiskars. The solid cardstocks are from Die Cuts with a View. I die cut the top note shape using my Storybook Cricut Cartridge, and I die cut the brackets using my Plantin Schoolbook Font Cartridge. I cut the squares for the papers using both my paper trimmer, and my square punches -- depending on the size.

I used an Inkabilities stamp "Just for you" stamped with Versamark Ink, and then I embossed the image using chocolate truffle embossing powder from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. I inked the edges of all of my items using ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalks in creamy brown. I used pop dots under the Just for You element to give it a little extra emphasis.

I had the brass buckle, brads, and the vanilla ribbon in my stash. I can't give credit on those because I don't recall where I bought them.

For this project I used a variety of adhesives. I utilized pop-dots, glue dots, 2-way glue, and 3M adhesives their ATG Gun and Scotch liquid adhesive for the small elements.

I learned that wonderful ribbon trick from a YouTube video last night. I love how that looks running through the card.

I continued the elements inside to bring a cohesive feel the my project.

On the back, I wanted to do something different. I always include my Boxer Brats Scraps and the date on the cards and other items I make. I found two wonderful boxer dog stamps that I use for the headshot image.

I wanted the back to match the rest of the card, so I used the same process to stamp and emboss my boxer dog image. I used the individual letters in the Inkabilities set to stamp out my "Boxer Brats Scraps 2009".

I hope you like this project!


Elin K. said...

I'd like to learn the ribbon trick, too - which YouTube video was it? Great card!

Hope said...

This card is fabulous! Good luck with the design team, Laura!

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