Sunday, March 4, 2012
Mojo Monday 230 and Paper Players #85
Happy Sunday everyone! Today I would like to enter this card in two challenges: Mojo Monday 230 (Round or Square) and The Paper Players Challenge #85 - Spring has Sprung.
I just love it when I can find inspiration from two different sources. I used the square version of the Mojo Monday challenge - sort of... I guess its more the scalloped square version, to showcase my Spring Has Sprung (one can only hope this is true - I'm sooo tired of winter) theme for the Paper Players (PP85). Tulips have always been my favorite flower (I wish I could have a whole field of them) so it was an easy choice for me to use them for this card. I hope you enjoy my card and that you see something that inspires you or makes you smile. Thanks for popping in to visit!
Here's the inside too:
Supplies and details (all products are from Stampin UP!):
To make my scallop card base I used a folded cardstock base measuring 4 1/2" x 4 1/2 " and ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot using the Clear Large Scallop Square Bigz die. You need to leave just a little of the base below the top rim of scallops to be able to still have your fold. To make the tulips I punched 9 wings from my Bird Building punch and then inked each of the tulip petals (Pretty in Pink) with my finger sponge dauber and some Blushing Bride ink. I also inked the edges of the sentiment panel in the same manner. Lastly, I had to give the green and blue pieces a little love with my sponge dauber too so it would all tie together (used Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz for those pieces). In retrospect I wish I would have also used the branch piece from the Bird Builder punch for the stems on the tulips so they wouldn't be so "blocky" - oh well (sigh!). The finished card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" in size and will fit in a regular envelope. But I think I'll try to make a coordinating envelope with the Simply Scored diagonal plate as soon as I get it in my next order.
Supplies: Cardstock colors - Baja Breeze (base & sentiment panel), Pretty in Pink (petals), Old Olive (stems and strip above the green panel), Patterned paper - Twitterpated DSP (available in the Spring Mini catalog until April 30th), Ribbon - Lucky Limeade sheer ribbon (FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order), Inks - Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Basic Grey (sentiment). Cardstock base - made with the Sizzix Big shot and the Clear Large Scallop Square Bigz die.