Monday 6 August 2012

Daring to get Dirty

I've been a member of splitcoast stampers for a couple of years but I didn't really get it - then last week I started seeing lots of blogs I follow talking about these "secret" challenges so I tried to check them out but because I wasn't a member of the fan club I couldn't see the deets.  Well I like to be in with the in crowd so I joined on Friday - last day of the week long challenges (of which there were over 30!)  I tried my best to catch up but didn't have much time this weekend - I managed to make 2 more cards though combining 6 of the challenges - I just can't tell you what they were!  If you want to find out then you need to join the club too and then this link will work for you

This one uses a docrafts triboss folder which I added more detail to with some stickles on the embossed butterflies.  I stamped and glitter embossed a butterfly (stamps by Chloe) onto vellum and cut it out, cutting out some of the inner details with a finger knife - tricky but effective.  Finished with a simple soft grey sentiment from Waltzingmouse.

I made the daisy on this one with two strips of folded felt and snipped with scissors - the inner yellow is a cm shorter than the outer pink (poor photo - irl its much more pink that red!)  I just rolled one around the other and glued with glossy accents.  I created a bit of a border with echo park washi tape and added some die cut leaves (memory box) with some bling "buds".    Then I went and mucked up the sentiment as I didn't like the first colour I embossed with so tried to be clever and add a darker powder on top - now I have a fuzzy greeting that i will need to cover up with some sort of panel - didn't have time to do that before the challenge deadline though so here it is in all it's fuzzed up glory!

Laters ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Two really lovely cards, Tara. But because I love white in white so much, I have to say that your first card is stunning! I love your vellum butterfly! x


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