Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy Day

Today I'm in the studio with Heather and we're having fun!!  I made a card for today's Color Challenge from SCS - CC380 - Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke.  The "dessert" is to pop up all or part of the image - so I had dessert today! :)  I followed a video tutorial on how to make the fence three dimensional from Expressions with Heart (Pam Sparks).  I also used Pam's suggestion of gluing three layers of each cloud to make the die-cuts really stand out - thanks Pam!!!  Hope you like.

"Happy Day"

Stamps:  Woodgrain (SU!); Daisy Thanks - sentiment (Stampendous)
Paper:  White cardstock (C.C. Designs); Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango (SU!)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze; Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Fence Border die and Flower Border die (C.C. Designs); Grass die (Cheery Lynn), Clouds die (Memory Box), scoring tool, sponges, glue, white gel pen, adhesives and dimensionals

I die-cut the fence border from Crumb Cake cardstock, stamped the woodgrain in Chocolate Chip ink and then sponged more Chocolate Chip ink around the edges and randomly over the whole fence.  I followed Pam's tutorial (see above for link) to add dimension to the fence.  I glued two layers of grass dies (from Always Artichoke cardstock) on top of each other and then glued along the bottom of the fence.  I die-cut the flower border twice - once from Always Artichoke cardstock and once from Tangerine Tango cardstock.  I cut off the Tangerine flowers, sponged the edges and middle with more Tangerine Tango ink and used my white gel pen to add white to the centers.  I glued the flowers on top of the Always Artichoke flower die base.  I attached the flowers on top of the grass die-cuts.

I die-cut three sets of two clouds, glued them together to make thicker die-cuts (almost like chipboard) and then sponged the edges with Baja Breeze ink.

I mounted the fence to the card base, stamped the sentiment in Always Artichoke ink and then mounted the clouds.

Fun card to make!!

Update ... made another card with today's color challenge (CC380) - just love this combination.  This time I used the blender pen and ink to "watercolor" the lilies. 

"Tiger Lilies"

Stamps:  Lilies (Rubber-Art Stamps); Vintage Labels (SU!)
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  StazOn Black, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip - ink pads and Stampin' Write markers, Barely Banana (retired) (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, sponge, and adhesives

Stamped the image onto Whisper White card front in Black Stazon ink.  Colored the lilies and leaves using blender pen and ink.  Used the Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker to color in the stamens.  Sponged Barely Banana randomly over whole image to take away from the starkness of the white.  Mounted onto a card base of Always Artichoke.


nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous!!!!! How large is your square card? Beautifull tiger lily stamp. The wild tiger lilies along the river are now in full bloom :-) TFS. Nancy L

Loll said...

Hi Nancy, the tiger lily card is 4 1/4" square.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and I love the tiger lilies.

Pam Sparks said...

Love it Loll! I LOVE these dies and your card is wonderful! I'm sure whoever receives it will be delighted!

Jacynthe said...

Oh goodness!! I love love love that fence card!!! On Pinterest baby!!! :)