Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Paper and Such Challenge Time!

Hi All and Happy Tuesday!!  Yep!  It's that time!!  Another fabulous challenge over at the Paper and Such Challenge Blog!  Today's new challenge is "flowers".  Easy, right?  Great!!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!  And don't forget, simply by playing along you have the chance to win a stamp set of your choice from Paper and Such! 

Here's what I created to inspire you!

It's a trio of mini cards for my daughter to hand out to the wonderful teachers at her school.  I made three identical cards using the Wild Rose set.  As you can see, I used the smallest image in the set inking it onto shrink plastic.  I wanted there to be lots of textures in these 2.5"x3.5" mini creations.  I first sanded my shrink plastic.  I then stamped the image using Momento ink and colored the image with my Copics.  In hindsight, I should have used my Prisma pencils to get better coverage but no matter. 
After coloring, I trimmed out each flower.
I held each one with a pair of craft tweezers and using my heat tool shrunk each one down.
Above is a picture of before and after. I then assembled my card using some delicious Basic Grey Kissing Booth paper.  I created the rosettes by hand.  I added some stitching and gingham ribbon to bring it all together.
Behind the rosettes, I've placed two of the smallest MFT STAX Fishtail Flags cut from kraft and designer paper and edge distressed with Hero Hues Latte Chalk Ink.
I do hope you come and join us for this fun challenge and a chance to win a fun prize!!

Crafty Hugs!


Kathya said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Your daugther's teachers are so lucky. And thanks for the mini tutorial. Love, love, love these cuties!!!

stampingbowd said...

I am so glad I scrolled down!!! What a terrific pictorial!!! TFS! Gorgeous cards!

Faye said...

Now look, you made three. If you'd have thought about it and made four, you coulda sent me one too! Doh! ;) Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurve them. xx