Wednesday, January 25, 2012
It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Garden. This week the challenge is to create a 4.25" x 5.5" birthday card using pink, green and a touch of purple. It also requires you use distressing and piercing. All the challenge rules will be listed on Joan's blog tomorrow.
For my card I used a new stamp. It is the Penny Black "Garden Poems" stamp. I colored it using Distress Inks Spun Sugar; Shabby Shutters; Peeled Paint; and Vintage Photo. The yellow was sponged on using yellow chalk from the "Pebbles, Inc" Pearlescent, Jewel Tones, chalk pad. It gives it a nice little sparkle. The Fence (LR0205) and Grass (LR0204) die are new dies from Marianne Designs. The butterfly is one of the Cheery Lynn "Mini Butterflies" (DL112). To Distress the edges of the top panel I used the "Zutter Distrezz-it-All" tool. This tool makes it very quick and easy to distress the edges of your card stock. A Tim Holtz Piercing Tool was used to to pierce the holes around the design. The sentiment at the top of the card is from the "Die-namics Polka Dot Greetings" stamp set. This is a new line of products Joan will soon be posting on her blog. The only thing on this card that is dimensional is the butterfly, and that can be pressed down so it easily mails in a regular A-2 envelope.
I hope you will join us this week in our challenge. We look forward to seeing your beautiful cards.