Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sit Awhile

Today is the color challenge from SCS (CC372 - Pool Party, More Mustard, Early Espresso) with the Dessert being DP (make you own or use some in your stash).  I decided to make my own DP and used it for the wing chair.  I'm so happy with how this turned out!!  Love my new Hero Arts stamps set!  Hope you like too.

"Sit Awhile"

Stamps:  Wish You Were Here (Hero Arts); Sprinkles (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, More Mustard (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso, More Mustard, Baja Breeze (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Early Espresso quilted ribbon, sticky strips, masking tape, adhesives, and dimensionals

I masked the inside of the back of the wing chair to cover up the "tufting" on the stamp ... just thought it was too busy and would clutter the pattern.  Inked the stamp with Early Espresso, removed the mask and stamped onto Whisper White card front.

Stamped the flowers from the Sprinkles stamp set onto my Stamp-a-ma-jig and used it to add flowers to the chair (I tried to create a fairly even pattern ... stamping the whole stamp a couple of times and then inking just one flower to add for filling in blank areas).  I used Stampin' Write markers More Mustard and Baja Breeze to color in the flowers, stems and dots.  I cut the chair out.

I ran a piece of More Mustard cardstock through my Big Shot with the embossing folder and then cut out a long, thin oval by hand.

I dry fit the rug, chair and ribbon onto the card front to determine where I wanted the sentiment to be to balance the card.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig again to get the correct positioning and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.

I wrapped a piece of quilted Early Espresso ribbon around the top of the card front and tied a knot off to one side (opposite side of the sentiment ... again, for balance).

I mounted the rug onto the card front and then added the chair on top, popping up the chair with dimensionals to add depth.

I mounted the card front onto a card base of More Mustard for stability.

For the inside, I stamped only one flower in the bottom right-hand corner onto Whisper White cardstock and colored it in.  I added a straight piece of quilted ribbon around the top of the inside panel at the same height as the one on the card front (about 3/4" from the top) and then mounted the inside panel to the card base.


Josie said...

Ok, so now I have to go find this stamp so I can copy this card -- ADORABLE!!!

Pam Sparks said...

Awesome idea to mask the part you didn't want stamped! Fabulous card Loll! love it!

Anonymous said...

This is really cute. Love it.