Sunday, July 27, 2008
Great Swaps Girls challenge card
There was a challenge on the GreatSwapsGirls website to CASE(copy and share everything) card from the featured stamper, arinstamps. I opened her gallery and was immediately drawn to the first card in her gallery here.
The rules are that you are supposed to change a few things about the card. I used a different stamp set, colors and paper. I don't think you can see very well but I stitched around the kiwi background paper. I actually got out my real sewing machine for this one! It was kind of fun. Stamping the Celebrate at top was kind of a leap of faith. I was almost done with the card so if it stamped crooked I would have had to redo a big chunk of it. Fortunately, for me it stamped straight. It's really not hard to line up that Celebrate. That's one of the things I love about this greeting set. The "your day" smeared when I stamped it directly on the designer paper. I decided to fix it by stamping and then punching out with the word window punch. I cut off one edge and adhered a ruby red brad. I like the way this turned out better so it was a happy accident!
Stamps: Stemming From, Celebrate Everything
Ink: Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bella Rose designer paper, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Other: Oval punches, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, uniball white gel pen, 1/2" circle punch, ruby red brad, word window punch